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Negotiating Theater Underlying Rights And Author Agreements

Negotiating Theater Underlying Rights And Author Agreements

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The Theater and Performing Arts Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL) Section is pleased to announce an upcoming program NEGOTIATING THEATER UNDERLYING RIGHTS AND AUTHOR AGREEMENTS, to be held Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at The Dramatists Guild (DG), located at 1501 Broadway, Suite 710, New York NY 10036.


This program is in-person, as we start gathering again after years of remote programming, and snacks and beverages will be served.  It is open to lawyers and theater-loving non-lawyers alike.  

This program, moderated by Jason Baruch of Sendroff & Baruch, LLP, will cover the key elements of (i) dramatization rights agreements (including agreements to adapt films and other underlying properties for the stage, and acquisition of music catalogue rights) and (ii) production contracts (both DG Approved Production Contracts and non-DG author agreements), including current industry trends (many of which emerged from, or were hastened by, the recent COVID-19 crisis).  Three theater industry veterans and attorneys, Jason Cooper, business and legal affairs at Creative Artists Agency, Carolyn Casselman, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and Ralph Sevush, DG Executive Director, will engage in mock negotiations of some key theater rights contracts to highlight points.  The cost of the program is$60 for EASL Section members, $75 for NYSBA members, and $125 for non-NYSBA members.  Register through the following link:

This program approved for up to 2.0 credit hours, in the area of professional practice for experienced attorneys only.  This program will not qualify for newly admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program.

Start Date:
  • March 8, 2023
Start Time:
  • 5:15 PM
End Time:
  • 7:45 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 2.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 2.0
  • New York City
  • Dramatists Guild
    1501 Broadway Suite 710
    New York, NY 10036
  • In-Person
Product Code:
  • 0MQ31
Section Member Price: $60.00
NYSBA Member Price: $75.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $125.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Theatre and Performing Arts Committee
  • Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section