Here is a complete, easy-to-use resource for anyone involved in the performing arts This expanded edition contains 33 indispensable, hard-to-find contracts and forms that will save artists and performing groups thousands of dollars in lawyer's fees, while minimizing their legal risks. Attorney/producer/playwright Charles Grippo explains the proper use of each form in clear, concise language. No matter which side of the negotiating table you're on, you'll find plenty of practical advice to help you obtain the best possible deal. These ready-to-use forms and contracts cover every aspect of theater law, including author agreements, commissions, production license, play publishing, and more. Also included on a convenient CD-ROM, the forms can be copied electronically, modified, customized, and saved.
New to this edition are contracts for performing arts designers; fight and stunt directors; musicians; stage managers and technical directors; front of the house personnel; commissions for original musical compositions; and much more. From producers and directors, to performers and choreographers, to theatrical designers and box office managers, this volume is a necessity for anyone involved in the performing arts.