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PROMPT SCRIPT: Script Copy
« on: Jan 20, 2014, 02:24 pm »
I have a couple questions regarding photocopying drama scripts. We ordered a total of 15 copies; 10 for cast, 1 for director, 1 for stage management, and 3 for the design team.

1. I have two Assistant Stage Managers. Can I make a photocopy of my script for their use?

2. I have a small handful of actors requesting for a photocopy of a script, to help make it easier for them to notate and write in. They have been given physical copies of the script.

3. Can I make a photocopy of the script for use by our technical staff? As of now, I only know of 1 tech that may need one.
We will be having a soundboard operator to run microphones and sound cues. They will most likely need an annotated script for turning on/off mics and to set up sound effects. If I could, I'm planning of making a marked binder that will house the script and it will be required for them to return it after each rehearsal/performance. 

Edited to add topic tag. -Maribeth

« Last Edit: Feb 06, 2014, 02:25 pm by Maribeth »
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Re: Script Copy
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2014, 10:23 pm »
Technically you're not supposed to,  but I don't know a single theatre company that doesn't copy scripts for exactly this kind of purpose.  I personally think so long as you keep track of them and they don't get copied hundreds of times and "released into the wild", you aren't likely to strike any problems.

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Re: Script Copy
« Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2014, 12:21 am »
Thank you!

I was really not looking forward in to having to destroy a couple copies of the book script to make a prompt book.
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Re: Script Copy
« Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2014, 12:22 am »
Legally . . . you should buy one copy of the script for each photo copy you make.

Some licensing agreements for production allow the script to be copy for production use.



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