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Caroline Russell-King
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Commissions

For a one-act or two-act stage play, up to 120 minutes of stage time, the client receives:

  • 24-week turnaround from signing to delivery of 2nd draft
  • Two initial consultations for up to 2 hours each (four hours in total)
  • First draft delivered client
  • One feedback consultation from client to playwright (up to 2 hours)
  • Second draft delivered to client in PDF

Payment 1/3 on signing, 1/3 on delivery of first draft, 1/3 on delivery of 2nd draft.

 

Option #1

Credit
“Client name as told to Caroline Russell-King” or “Client name and Caroline Russell-King”

Royalty
50/50 straight split in perpetuity, for stage productions, publishing rights, adaptations for stage or any other media, including film, TV, and on-line entertainment etc.

Prizes
50/50 split for any award or prize monies.

Rates
$500 per week for a total of 12,000 ($4000 on signing, $4000 for first draft, $4000 for 2nd draft).

Option #3

Script credit
Client name

Royalty
Split 70/30 split in perpetuity, for stage productions, any adaptations for stage or any other media including film, TV on-line entertainment etc. 70% to client, 30% to Caroline Russell-King. 50/50 split for any publishing rights.

Prizes
50/50 split for any award or prize monies.

Rates
$650 per week for a total of 15,600 ($5200 on signing, $5200 for first draft, $5200 for 2nd draft).

Option #3

Script credit
Client name

Royalty
100% buy-out. 100% to client for of all future stage productions, any adaptations for stage, or any other media including film, TV on-line entertainment etc. Client to claim all publishing royalties.

Prizes
Client to claim all prize monies.

Rates
$800 per week for a total of 19,200 ($6400 on signing, $6400 for first draft, $6400 for 2nd draft).

 

Extra fees may include:

  • Projects that require additional research, including documents, letters, books, periodicals, transcripts, and any associated costs for those materials.
  • Plays that have other requirements other than contemporary dialogue such as, iambic pentameter, a second language, lyrics, speaking in rhyme, poems etc.
  • Requirements to travel, attend events, watch vlogs, on-line lectures etc.
  • Interviews with client above the 6-hour consultation time.
  • Costs for travel for face-to-face interviews, to access materials, visit settings etc.

Other considerations:

Some plays are just more complex than others and take more time to write. Farce takes longer than drama, murder mysteries take longer than adaptations, musicals take longer than tragedy. If this is outside of the 24-week standard turn-around time the client will know prior to negotiating the contract.

After initial consultation, the contract will outline the specific terms and cost for the script and include the brief from the client.   

Notes
Just as changes to building blueprints after construction starts will cost more than the original quote, so too, changes to the brief will incur additional costs. Change of scope from the original brief for any requirements, including genre, will add additional costs. Musicals do not include composition or scoring of music.

Commissions

Caroline is available to write plays for corporate gatherings, interpretation shows, teaching scenarios and entertainment.

For rates please contact the playwright.

Past clients include:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Bema Productions
  • CBC Radio
  • Calgary Stampede
  • University of Calgary
  • Western Hospitality Singers
  • Canadian Council of Christians and Jews
  • Travel Alberta

Client Feedback

“Thank you, Caroline for your powerful words. Your works allows the poignant story of a life to be shared with many. You play has given me insight. With its presentation in two languages the work provides the opportunity to broaden the cultural dialogue here in Calgary.”