Choreographers have the right to negotiate royalties on their original creations. Choreographers are encouraged to record, note, or sketch their choreography and send a copy via registered mail to themselves to officially document the date of copyright. Do not open this envelope and keep it safely as proof of the creation date.
The best way to protect you work is to document your process and to make royalties a part of your negotiation process.
Our Dance Representatives are here to help you in this process as well as to enforce your existing Equity contracts if your works royalties are not being honoured. It is our job to protect and support our members through this process.
Get to know your dance representative and get to know your rights when creating new dance works.