Last Monday, we had our first special guest speaker at Writer's Den - Dramatists Guild SoCal Regional Rep Josh Gershick!
Josh was very kind to come in to our group and share his wealth of insight and knowledge on a wide range of topics about playwriting, including contracts, collaborative agreements, copyright, parody/fair use, what the Dramatists Guild is and how to join it. The den-izens brought a bevy of intelligent and articulate questions, and the resulting dialogue was incredibly informative. I know our writers came out of this gathering better equipped to develop new plays, and I'm hoping the Guild will also benefit by gaining a few new members!
I'm also excited to note that Josh and I are going to coordinate a workshop for Dramatists Guild members on self-producing your own work. More on this soon.