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 Posted: Wed Dec 29th, 2010 01:56 am
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kimplay

 

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Hi- I'm new here. I am a published children's book author/illustrator with over 40 books published. I retained my performance/play rights to my recently published book and it''s sequel. I am writing a musical based on these books. I have connected with a producer and a music team (lyricist & composer). I plan on joining the Dramatist Guild, but I have 2 questions:

1. I'm wondering if anyone knows of the standard royality splits for the playwright/music team/ producer (who is also consulting on this project and is well connected in NYC)

I should mention that we plan on handling the distribution to this play ourselves. It's debut will be at a local theater with a split of the house. This producer runs the community theater. The play will have about 20 musical numbers. After the debut- we will be trying to see it to other theaters.

2.  I will own the copyright to the Play. Will the music team hold a separate copyright to the music & lyrics? (I am the creator and currently own the copyright to the book version which is published by a major publisher.)

Do I have to get a trademark??

Any advice or guidance would be great.

Thanks so much.-Kimplay