Theatre Law: Dramatic Production Rights & Responsibilities

Wed. Oct 25, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
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Theatre Law: Dramatic Production Rights & Responsibilities

What every Playwright and Theatre General Manager Needs to Know about Theatre Commission and Production Agreements 

With M.J. Bogatin, Esq.

This workshop will cover the critical issues in theatrical commission and production agreements, from the scope of production option and subsidiary rights reasonably expected on a commission, to Playwright copyright, royalties and continuing publishing and licensing interests.

  • What are the key considerations for each party to dramatic commission and production agreements.

  • What are the industry standards on royalties, subsidiary and residual rights on commission and/or premiere productions.

  • Real production rights agreement examples will be reviewed.

MJ BogatinPresenter: M.J. Bogatin has an arts and entertainment law practice in California developed over the last 30+ years. He represents dozens of artists who specialize in large public commissions, and has negotiated over 50 public art commissions across the US. He is Vice-President of California Lawyers for the Arts, and regularly speaks to arts groups and institutions on artists’ rights. 


  • General Admission: $20 Online (+ Processing Fees).

  • CLA Members: $10 Online (+ Processing Fees). Requires Member Access Code.

  • CLA Senior Members $5 Online (+ Processing Fees). Requires Member Access Code.

  • CLA Student Members $5 Online (+ Processing Fees). Requires Member Access Code.

  • [$10 Extra At-the-Door]


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Wells Fargo Building 2140 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
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