Collaboration in the theatre: The writer-producer-director triangle
Published 24.09.08 at 19:30
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 podcast will guide you through certain rules and the legal framework of collaboration in the theatre.
Speakers included Harry Karaolou, lawyer at LG LLP, Annette Mees, Dutch theatre director based in London, Stephen Keyworth, writer for television, and Emma Taylor, artistic director of the Canal Café Theatre.
The event took place at the Rootstein Hopkins Space in September 2008.
Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.
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