1. The Actor and the Manager agree that this contract is entered into independently of any other contract between any Equity member and any producer and of any other contract or contracts, affiliation or understanding of any character whatever other than the agreement dated September 6, 1919, between Producing Managers' Association and Actors' Equity Association.
The Manager engages the Actor to render services in *......
"(Here state the name of the part and of the play in which the Actor is to appear; also, if he is to be required to understudy.)
........................upon the terms herein forth, and the Actor hereby accepts such engagement on the following terms: Opening Date. - 2. The date of the first public performance shall be the.................day of..............,
19----, or not later than fourteen days thereafter.
Employment hereunder shall begin on the date of the beginning of rehearsals and shall continue until terminated by such notice as is herein provided.
3. The Manager agrees, as compensation for services hereunder, to pay the Actor the sum of..........
..........Dollars ($............) every week from the date of the first public performance of the play.
4. (a) The Actor, if required, shall give four weeks' rehearsal without pay; if further rehearsals are required, then, for each additional week or part thereof, the Manager shall pay the Actor full salary therefor.
(b) Rehearsals shall be considered to be continuous from the date of the first rehearsal to the date of the first public performance of the play as provided in paragraph two.
(c) If the above play is a musical play, or a spectacular production, then, wherever the word "Four " appears with reference to rehearsals in this contract, the word "Five " shall be substituted.
5. This contract may, during rehearsals, be terminated as follows:
(a) At any time during the first ten days' rehearsals of the Actor by either party by giving written notice, if this contract be signed and entered into within two months of the date mentioned in paragraph two, except in case the Actor be re-engaged for a part which he has previously played; or
(b) Any time after the first ten days' rehearsals of the Actor, by the Manager, by paying the Actor a sum equal to two weeks' salary.
(c) The Actor may cancel the contract by giving written notice and paying to the Manager a sum equal to two weeks' salary.
(d) If a play be rehearsed less than ten days and abandoned by the Manager, the Manager shall pay the Actor one week's salary.
This contract may before the beginning of rehearsals be terminated as follows:
If this contract be signed and entered into prior to two months of the date mentioned in paragraph two:
(e) By the Manager giving written notice and paying to the Actor two weeks' salary, unless the Manager shall have previously notified the Actor that the play will not be produced or that the Actor will not be called for rehearsal; provided further, that the Actor has secured another engagement at a salary not less than herein provided, payments under which are to begin not later than the date of the first public performance herein provided. In these events, the Manager shall not pay said sum equal to two weeks' salary, nor shall he do so if under similar circumstances the Actor secures an engagement at a lesser salary to be paid prior to the date mentioned in paragraph two; in that event the Manager shall pay the difference between the sum equal to two weeks' salary and the sum which the Actor would receive for two weeks' work.