Dramatists Guild of America
New York City
|Doug Wright, president|
|Subsidiaries||Dramatists Play Service|
Membership as an Associate Member is open to any person having written at least one stage play. Active Members are playwrights who have had at least one play produced in front of a paying audience or have had their work published by a major theatrical publisher. Student membership is also available for those enrolled in dramatic writing courses.
The Dramatists Guild works to negotiate better contracts for playwrights in professional markets and offers recommendations for contracts in other markets. The Business Affairs division assists playwrights by reviewing contracts for productions and maintains a set of contracts for Guild members to use when licensing their work.
The organization had its beginnings in 1912, when the Authors' League of America (ALA) was formed by some 350 book and magazine authors, as well as dramatists. In 1921, this group split into two branches of the League: the Dramatists Guild for writers of radio and stage drama and the Authors Guild for novelists and nonfiction book/magazine authors.
- "Dramatists Guild Information". Website. The Dramatists Guild of AMerica. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- "Dramatists Guild Membership FAQ". Webpage. The Dramatists Guild of America. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- "Business Affairs Assistance at DGA". Website. The Dramatists Guild of America. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- "The Dramatist". Magazine. The Dramatists Guild of America.