The Writer Producer Director Triangle - A Guide to Good Practice of Collaboration in the Theatre

  • 24 Sep 2008
  • 6:30 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Rootstein Hopkins Space, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street
Theatre is all about collaboration. Directors work with playwrights, producers work with directors and playwrights work with producers – apart from everybody else involved in a play. It is nearly inevitable to share and develop ideas with others during the production of a play or a West end show. But who will own the copyright in the end product and ultimately can exploit their rights when the show is a success? This seminar will help you to avoid pitfalls and future disputes by guiding you through certain rules and the legal framework of collaboration in the theatre.

Just imagine you are a director and have an idea for a play. Unfortunately, you can’t write and would need to work with a playwright to develop your idea. Or you are a playwright and have to find a producer, who is prepared to put your play on stage. How do you work out an agreement that is beneficial to both of you and ensures that you don’t lose out when the play is successful. Or you are a producer and have worked with a director and playwright on a very popular musical – several other producers are now interested in taking the show around the world. In these and many other situations it is wise to be aware of your rights and what’s good practice when collaborating.

Own-it and Stellar Network have invited a legal expert and representatives of two productions who will give you invaluable advice and answer your questions.

Register now at Own-It

Speakers include:

Harry Karaolou - LG LLP

Harry specialises in all aspects of intellectual property law. He has extensive experience of IP disputes, particularly trade mark, design rights and copyright infringement matters.


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