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Royalty Fees

Discussion in 'Stage Management and Facility Operations' started by Proto, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Proto

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    Where can I find the royalty fees for certain shows. Is there a site I can go to or something? Right now, I need to know the royalty fees for "The Colored Museum" by George Wolfe, though a place to find the fees for other shows as well would be nice for the future.

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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    Its on a case by case basis. There is no published list. Royaltys are figured into when the show is performed, where the show is performed, ticket price, size of house, who else is doing it in the area, popularity of the show at the time, and a variety of other factors. Now, some smaller works are a blanket price. If you have the script, it should have who to contact about getting the rights in it.
     
  3. sk8rsdad

    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    According to the copyright page as posted on [URL='http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0802130488/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link"]amazon.com[/URL]:
    Google is your friend;)
     
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    From their website:

     
  5. museav

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    Hmmm...1,000 people showed up for each of four shows at $5 a head but we only expected 10 people per show, so here's your $20.:twisted:
     
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    haha Expect is a great word isnt it :) too bad if you told them that you expect 10 people they'd probably smack you over an e-mail saying "excuse me?"
     
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    Wow nice deal, isn't that about $20,000 :shock: compared to the $200 you expected. :legalstuff::angryoldman: How much did you pay?
     
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    That was hypothetical, I was really just pointing out that the use of the term "expected" for any legal agreement or contract seemed unusual and as it turns out, you really need to check a bit deeper as the full text at Amateur is:
    So you apparently initially pay based on the expected audience but you also apparently do have to submit a statement at the end of the run and pay additional if the actual gross is greater than expected. However it seems that there will be no refund if the actual gross is less than expected, so I believe they are saying be conservative to avoid paying too much but also be ready to pay later.

    Thus in my example, you would apparently pay $20 upfront but then owe $1,980 after the run based on the actual gross.
     

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