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 been omitted. adjust this matter then it is mutually agreed by the Manager and the Author that the conduct and expense of defending the said action shall rest jointly and equally with the Manager and the Author, unless the Author shall be adjudged to have been guilty of plagiarism, in which event no part of the expense shall be paid by the Manager.

20. It is expressly understood and agreed by the Manager and the Author that any change affecting the terms and conditions of this agreement shall not be valid unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the parties hereto.

21. In the event that any dispute shall arise between the parties hereto: (1) as to any matter or thing covered by this contract; (2) as to the meaning of the contract or its application to any state of facts which may arise - then said dispute or claims shall be arbitrated by and between the Arbitration Committee, a standing committee of two (2)appointed for that purpose by the Dramatists' Guild of the Authors' League of America, Inc., and an Arbitration Committee of equal number appointed by the Producing Managers' Association. The arbitrators shall hear the parties and decide the dispute or claim. If within three (3) days after such hearings these arbitrators shall not be able to agree then within that time they shall choose a fifth. The decision of a majority of the said arbitrators shall be the decision of all and shall be binding and said decision shall be final.

The arbitrators shall determine by whom and in what proportion the cost of the arbitration shall be paid. The parties hereby appoint said Board as its agent, with full power to finally settle said dispute or claim and agree that its decision shall constitute an agreement between them, having the same binding force as if agreed to by the parties themselves.

22. It is mutually agreed by the Manager and the Author that upon the termination of this agreement for whatsoever cause, the Manager will forthwith return to the Author, all manuscripts and parts of the said play in his possession and under his control, together with all additions to or alterations in the same, all of which shall always definitely belong to the said Author.

23. This agreement is binding upon all the parties hereto, their and each of their successors, heirs, administrators and assigns.

In witness whereof, the parties hereto have hereunto set their respective hands and seals and those, if any, which are corporations have caused these presents to be signed by their duly authorized officers and the corporate seal to be affixed hereto on the day and year first above written.

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