Standard Form of Minimum Dramatic Contract for Production of Play, Adopted by the Authors9 League of America, Inc., and the Producing Managers' Association1

Williston - Sections 850, 1015, 1450;

This agreement made and entered into this..........day of............., 19.., by and between..................., hereinafter referred to as the Manager, and..............

........., hereinafter referred to as the Author Witnesseth:

Whereas, the Author is the sole author and owner of a certain original play or dramatic composition provisionally entitled.........................and

Whereas, the Manager desires to obtain the exclusive right to produce and perform the said play in the United States of America and the Dominion of Canada, and

Whereas, the said Author is willing to grant to the said Manager the exclusive rights to produce the said play in the said territory under certain terms and conditions;

Now therefore, in consideration of the premises and the mutual promises and covenants herein contained, it is agreed by the parties as follows:

1. The Author hereby leases to the Manager the sole and exclusive right of presentation on the regular speaking stage in the United States of America and Dominion of Canada, of the play now entitled.......................................

on the covenants and conditions hereinafter mentioned.

2. The Manager agrees upon the signing of this contract to pay to the Author..................., receipt of which sum is hereby acknowledged, as an advance upon royalties accruing as provided in Section 3 hereof. This sum shall be the absolute property of the Author and shall not be returnable in any event.

3. The Manager agrees to pay to the Author, or his duly

1 Formal phrases which have no bearing on the content of the form have been omitted.

and to pay the salary or wages of the same; to make all purchases and in general to do and perform all acts and things incident to such management and to make all disbursements in connection therewith.

3. The Agent agrees to render to the Owner a monthly statement of all moneys received and disbursed in connection with the management, and to pay to the Owner, or his order, the balance thereof remaining after deducting all charges and expenses in connection therewith, and the Owner agrees to reimburse the agent for any deficiency.

4. The Owner agrees that the agent shall retain for its services in connection with the management of said property......

per centum (.....%) of the gross receipts during the term of its contract.

5. In the event of the sale or exchange of the property, the Owner may cancel this contract at any time by giving the Agent thirty (30) days, prior written notice, and the Owner agrees to pay the Agent....................($........) Dollars, upon the cancellation of said agreement.