The entire range of individuals involved in entertainmentperformers, writers, and directors to box office managers, theater board members, and theater ownerswill find comprehensive answers to questions on every aspect of theater business and law. Written by attorney, producer, and playwright, this book reveals hundreds of insider strategies for minimizing legal costs, negotiating contracts, and licensing and producing plays. It also features expert, practical advice on such topics as tax risks and liabilities, safety regulations, organizing the theater company, financing, box office management, not-for-profit management, and much more. Plus everything is explained clearly, written without a lot of legal jargon.
About the Author
Charles Grippo is an entertainment lawyer, commercially produced playwright, producer, and author. He is president of New Lincoln Theatre, Inc., and Grippo Stage Company, Inc. As a playwright, his works include Sex Marks the Spot, Wait for the Wind, Outrageous Misfortune, Santa’s Children, When Angels Wept, and A Wife’s Tale. Among his recent productions are The Ben Hecht Show (world premiere); The God of Isaac; and, in co-production with Dennis Zacek, Confessions of a P.I.M.P., written and performed by four-time Tony Award® nominee André De Shields. He has also written Business and Legal Forms for Theatre, Second Edition (Allworth Press). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Authors Guild. Visit his website at www.charlesgrippo.org.