WGGB: Leading playwrights back new digital principles for theatre

Leading playwrights and WGGB members Caryl Churchill, April de Angelis, Nick Dear, David Edgar, David Eldridge, Lee Hall, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Lucy Kirkwood, Bryony Lavery, Simon Stephens, Sir Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne and Roy Williams OBE have backed new digital principles for theatre launched today.

Developed jointly by WGGB and the Personal Managers’ Association (PMA), representing literary agents, the principles – Digital delivery of new plays – set out the basis for playwrights’ rights for digital theatre, following an explosion in streaming and other forms of online delivery during the pandemic. They also include a prohibition of ‘in perpetuity’ buyout clauses which override playwrights’ rights to their copyright.

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Source: WGGB

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