Agreement made and entered into the --------- day of ---------, 19-, by and between A. B., of ---------, State of ---------, through his authorized agents, the

E. F. Agency, hereinafter known as the party of the first part, and C. D., of ---------,---------, hereinafter known as the party of the second part.

Whereas the party of the first part is the author and owner of an original play in four acta known by its present title of "The X. Y. Incident," and

Whereas the party of the second part desired the sole and exclusive rights to produce and present, or to cause to be produced and presented, the said play in the United States of America and in the Dominion of Canada.

Now therefore in consideration of the sum of ------- dollar ($---------) to each to the other in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby mutually acknowledged, and in view of further considerations moving between the parties hereto as may hereinafter appear, the parties herein mentioned agree with the other as follows:

First. - The party of the first part agrees to transfer and lease, and hereby does transfer and lease unto the party of the second part the sole and exclusive rights to produce and present, or to cause to be produced and presented, the said play in the United States of America and in the Dominion of Canada, for which transfer and lease the party of the second part agrees to pay to the party of the first part, through his authorized agents, as hereinbefore mentioned, at their offices located in the City of ---------, State of ---------, the sum of --------dollars ($--------) upon the signing and execution of this agreement, which sum shall be considered to be an advance of author's royalties; but under no consideration is this sum nor any part of it to be returned to the party of the second part, but if the said play shall be produced and presented within the time limit as hereinafter provided, the said sum shall be credited to the account of the party of the second part as hereinafter provided.

Second. - The party of the second part agrees to pay to the party of the first part, through his authorized agents as hereinbefore mentioned, these further sums in author's royalties:

--------- percent (---------%) of the first --------- dollars ($---------) gross weekly box-office receipts; --------- percent (---------%) of the next

---------dollars ($---------) gross weekly box-office receipts; and--------percent (---------%) of all gross weekly box-office receipts above

--------- dollars ($---------) each week.

Third. - If the said party of the second part has not produced and presented, or caused to be produced and presented the said play on or before the --------day of ---------, 19-, he may by a further payment of ---------dollars ($ --------) to the party of the first part, through his authorized agents as hereinbefore mentioned, be privileged to hold the play until ---------, 19-. Said --------- dollars

($--------) is to be applied as advance of royalty, but under no consideration is this sum nor any part of it to be returned to the party of the second part, but if the said play is produced within the time limit herein provided for, the sum is to be deducted from first royalties earned. If the party of the second part has not produced and presented or caused to be produced and presented the said play by ---------, 19-, then all the rights in and to the said play granted by the party of the first part to the party of the second part, as herein provided, shall cease and determine and shall revert to the party of the first part to be disposed of as may seem best to him.

Fourth. - If during the first season of the said play said season to date from the ---------day of ---------to the last day of --------, the said play has been produced and presented for --------- (--------) regular touring performances (performances in all cities to be classed as "touring performances"), then and in that event the party of the second part shall thereupon acquire in perpetuity all producing rights in and to the said play in the United States of America and in the Dominion of Canada.

Fifth. - The party of the first part will promptly at the request of the party of the second part, make such reasonable, necessary changes, additions and eliminations in and to the text, dialogue or "business" of the said play as may be mutually satisfactory to him and to the party of the second part, and the title of the said play may likewise be changed by mutual consent. It is further agreed that the cast chosen by the party of the second part shall be reasonably acceptable to the party of the first part.

Sixth. - The party of the first part shall attend rehearsals and offer sugges- tions to the party of the second part as to the production of the said play, and shall also attend public performances for the first ---------weeks of the said play without further consideration or compensation than the said royalties, except that if the party of the first part shall be required to attend in other places than the City of ---------, the party of the second part shall pay to the party of the first part his reasonable hotel and travelling expenses.

Seventh. - The party of the second part agrees to furnish to the party of the first part, through his authorized agents, as hereinbefore mentioned, box-office statements of the gross daily receipts of the said play wherever and whenever performed and presented in the United States of America, or in the Dominion of Canada, said statements to be signed by the representative of the party of the second part as well as by the manager or the treasurer of the theatre in which such performances or representations may be given, and further agrees to give to the party of the first part, through his authorized agents as hereinbefore mentioned, said statements together with the amount of money due him for royalties under the terms of this agreement, not later than the Saturday following the week in which such' royalty may be earned.