Stage Manager Or Assistant's Contract

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					                                       Stage manager or assistant's contract.

   Agreement is executed on [date] between           , a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the
laws of    , the "Employer," and       , of (artist's usual place of business or residence must be inserted here), "Stage
Manager."

    Employer is engaged in the production and presentation of opera and/or dance performances and desires to secure
the professional services of the Stage Manager, and the Stage Manager desires to render such services to the Employer,
upon the terms and conditions provided.

   Employer has entered into an agreement, dated          (the "Basic Agreement") with the American Guild of Musical
Artists ("AGMA").

The parties do mutually agree as follows:

                                       Cross Out Inapplicable Paragraphs 1, 2 or 3

   1. Engagement on Single Performance Basis.

       (a). Compensation. The Employer engages the Stage Manager to render services as Stage Manager for the
   following performances:



   Production                                Date of Performance                                                   Compensation




      (b). Rehearsals. The Employer also engages the Stage Manager to render services for the following rehearsal
   weeks at the following compensation per week:

                         Rehearsal Weeks                                           Compensation Per Week
                       from        to                                                (Not less than Minimum)


      (c). Pay or Play. The employment of the Stage Manager is non-cancellable, and the compensation is "Pay or
   Play" both as to performances and rehearsals.

       (d). Employment. The Stage Manager accepts this employment on the terms and conditions provided.

       (e). Per Diem. When applicable the per diem provision of the Basic Agreement shall apply to Stage Managers.

   2. Engagement on a Weekly Basis (if period covered, including option, is less than one year).

       (a). Compensation. The Employer engages the Stage Manager to render services as a Stage Manager for the
   period of       consecutive weeks beginning on [date] (or not later than 4 weeks after), of which     weeks shall
   be performance weeks and          weeks shall be rehearsal weeks. The Stage Manager shall be paid $      per week
   for performance weeks in the Employer's city of origination. The Stage Manager shall be paid $      per week plus
   per diem as provided in the Basic Agreement for performance weeks outside the Employer's city of origination. The


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Stage Manager shall be paid $        per week for all rehearsal weeks in the city of origination plus per diem as
provided in the Basic Agreement for all rehearsal weeks outside the Employer's city of origination.

    (b). Options. The Employer shall have the option to engage the Stage Manager to render services for a further
period of        consecutive weeks, beginning immediately after the completion of the employment set forth in the
next preceding sub-paragraph (or not later than 2 weeks thereafter), of which            weeks shall be performance
weeks and         weeks shall be rehearsal weeks. The Stage Manager shall be paid $         per week for performance
weeks in the Employer's city of origination. The Stage Manager shall be paid $            per week plus per diem as
provided in the Basic Agreement for performance weeks outside the Employer's city of origination. The Stage
Manager shall be paid $        per week for all rehearsal weeks in the city of origination plus per diem as provided
in the Basic Agreement for all rehearsal weeks outside the Employer's city of origination.

    This option may be exercised by the Employer only by delivering a notice in writing to the Stage Manager and to
AGMA at least two weeks prior to the completion of the employment set forth in the next preceding sub-paragraph
2(a).

    (c). Pay or Play. The employment of the Stage Manager shall be non-cancellable and continuous without lay-offs
or interruption, and the compensation shall be "Pay or Play," both as to performance and rehearsal weeks.

   (d). Exclusive Employment. The Stage Manager accepts this employment on the terms and conditions provided,
and the Stage Manager agrees to work exclusively for the Employer during the period of employment set forth above.

3. Engagement on Guarantee Employment Basis (where the period covered, exclusive of option, is one year).

    (a). Compensation. The Employer engages the Stage Manager to render services as a Stage Manager for a period
of one year, beginning on [date] and ending on [date], and the Employer guarantees to the Stage Manager during
such period not less than         weeks of employment. The Stage Manager shall be paid $             per week for
performance weeks in the Employer's city of origination. The Stage Manager shall be paid $       per week plus per
diem as provided in the Basic Agreement for performance weeks outside the Employer's city of origination. The
Stage Manager shall be paid $        per week for all rehearsal weeks in the city of origination plus per diem as
provided in the Basic Agreement for all rehearsal weeks outside the Employer's city of origination.

    (b). Option. The Employer shall have the option to engage the Stage Manager to render services for a further
period of one year beginning on the day immediately following the termination of the original period of employment
provided for above, on the same terms and conditions, except that the Stage Manager shall be paid $        per week
for performance weeks in the Employer's city of origination. The Stage Manager shall be paid $        per week plus
per diem as provided in the Basic Agreement for performance weeks outside the Employer's city of origination. The
Stage Manager shall be paid $         per week for all rehearsal weeks in the city of origination plus per diem as
provided in the Basic Agreement for all rehearsal weeks outside the Employer's city of origination.

    This option shall be valid and binding only if it is exercised by the Employer by delivering in writing to the Stage
Manager and to AGMA the Employer's intention to exercise the option at least one month prior to the end of the
original period of employment provided for above.

   (c). Pay or Play. The employment of the Stage Manager shall be non-cancellable, and the compensation shall be
"Pay or Play," both as to performance and rehearsal weeks.

   (d). Exclusive Employment—Lay-off. The Stage Manager accepts this employment on the terms provided, and
except as provided below the Stage Manager agrees to work exclusively for the Employer during the period of
employment set forth above.



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       The Stage Manager shall have the right to engage in any other employment as he/she may see fit during any
   lay-off period in the city of origination when he/she is not working for the Employer, provided that if the lay-off
   period is of indefinite length, the Stage Manager shall be available on one week's written notice by the Employer. If
   the lay-off period is of definite duration, the Stage Manager shall be available on the day after the date set in the
   notice of lay-off for the termination of the lay-off period, provided that the Employer shall not again lay off the Stage
   Manager sooner than one week following the last mentioned date.

   4. General Provisions.

      (a). Sick Leave. The Employer agrees that the Stage Manager shall receive sick pay in accordance with the
   provisions of the Basic Agreement.

   5. Security Deposit of Bond.

    The Employer must, simultaneously with the filing with AGMA of this contract but in no event less than one week
prior to the first rehearsal of the company or production described in paragraph I deposit with AGMA a bond, cash or
other security as provided in the Basic Agreement.

   6. Deduction Authorization.

       The actual compensation of the Stage Manager shall be set forth, and there shall be no remissions, rebates,
   discounts, booking fees, commissions or other payments or deductions from the Stage Manager's compensation
   except taxes or withholdings as required by statute, and except further that the Stage Manager assigns to AGMA
   from any compensation to be earned in connection with this Contract amounts for dues, initiation fees, and
   assessments certified by AGMA as due and authorizes and directs the deduction of such amounts from the Stage
   Manager's compensation and the remission of same to AGMA. This assignment, authorization, and direction covers
   all compensation earned as a result of employment under this Contract (regardless of how characterized or when
   paid). This assignment, authorization and direction shall remain in effect and be irrevocable, and shall be continued
   automatically, unless the Stage Manager revokes it by giving written notice to the Employer and AGMA by
   registered mail not more than 30 days and not less than 15 days prior to the expiration of each successive one year
   period or of each successive Collective Bargaining Agreement, whichever occurs sooner. Such revocation shall
   become effective the first day of the calendar month following its receipt.

   7. AGMA Rules—Stage Manager's Obligations to AGMA.

       The Employer represents that a Collective Bargaining Agreement ("Basic Agreement") exists between AGMA
   and the Employer. All the provisions of such Basic Agreement and all AGMA Rules as they now exist or as they may
   be amended shall be deemed to be included in this contract as an integral part. Should there be any inconsistency
   between this contract and the said Basic Agreement, the said Basic Agreement shall prevail; but nothing in this
   provision shall affect terms, compensation or conditions provided for in this contract which are more favorable to the
   Stage Manager than the terms, compensation or conditions provided for in said Basic Agreement.

      Subject to applicable law, the Employer and the Stage Manager agree that the Stage Manager is or will become
   a member of AGMA in good standing, subject to and in accordance with the union security provisions of the Basic
   Agreement, and that the Stage Manager will remain so for the duration of this contract.

       The Stage Manager and the Employer further jointly and severally agree that the Stage Manager's obligations are
   subject to the Stage Manager's prior obligations to AGMA as a member, and that both the Stage Manager's and the
   Employer's obligations are subject to the provisions of AGMA's Constitution, By-Laws and Rules and Regulations
   as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended.



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8. No Waiver or Changes Allowed—Schedule "A".

    (a). The Employer and the Stage Manager agree that no riders, changes or alterations of this contract form shall
be made or agreed to by either the Employer or the Stage Manager without the written consent of AGMA, and the
Employer further agrees that no rider, change or alteration shall be required of or deemed binding upon the Stage
Manager unless AGMA's consent has been certified by the fully authorized officer of AGMA upon the face of such
rider, change or alteration. The Employer agrees that it shall not request the Stage Manager to waive, change or in any
way alter the provisions of this contract unless the written consent of AGMA is obtained prior to the making of such
request of the Stage Manager.

    (b). Additional terms of this contract, not set forth in the printed portion of this contract, may be set forth under
Schedule "A" below, and any terms so set forth are made a part of this contract. No terms may be set forth which are
less favorable to the Stage Manager than (1) the printed provisions of this contract, (2) the provisions of AGMA
rules, or (3) the provisions of the Basic Agreement between AGMA and the Employer.

    (c). The acceptance by the Stage Manager of cash, checks or other terms of payments, or the deposit or the
retention by the Stage Manager of cash, checks or other forms of payment, with or without notations on such checks
that the same is in full payment or the like, shall in no way affect the right of the Stage Manager or of AGMA to insist
upon full payment under this agreement, provided that the Employer shall not under any circumstances be required
to make greater payments to the Stage Manager than are called for by this agreement.

9. Benefits.

    The Employer shall not request a Stage Manager directly or indirectly to appear in or attend any benefit without
first receiving written approval from Theatre Authority, Inc., 485 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10017, and the
AGMA National Office, 1841 Broadway, New York, New York 10023.

10. Discrimination Forbidden.

    The Employer agrees that it will not discriminate against any Stage Manager in compensation, performances,
engagements or in its general relationship with any Stage Manager because of any such Stage Manager's activities in
behalf of AGMA, nor shall Employer discriminate against any Stage Manager because of race, color, creed, sex or
affectional preference.

11. Segregation.

    No Stage Manager will be required to appear in any theater or place of performance where discrimination is
practiced because of race, color or creed against any (1) Stage Manager or (2) patron, as to admission or seating
arrangements.

12. Arbitration.

    The Employer and the Stage Manager jointly and severally agree that any controversy or claims arising out of or
relating to this contract or breach, shall be settled by Arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the Basic
Agreement and the rules then obtaining of the American Arbitration Association (except as may otherwise be
provided in AGMA rules), and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in the highest Court of the forum,
State or Federal, having jurisdiction.

13. Expiration.




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       Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, if during the term of this agreement including any option the
   Employer's Basic Agreement with AGMA shall expire and the Employer shall prior to such expiration, fail to enter
   into contractual relations with AGMA for a term of not less than one year immediately succeeding the term of such
   expired Basic Agreement, AGMA shall have the right to terminate the balance of this agreement including any
   option.

   14. Laws Governing.

      It is the intention of the parties that the validity, construction, performance and application of this agreement
   shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of New York.

                                                                                                      Employer
                                                                                                            By:
                                                                                                Stage Manager
                                                                                                        Address
                                                                                         City, State, Zip Code:
                                                                                          Telephone: (        )
                                                                                                Social Security

                                                      Important

All AGMA Rules which are in force at the time this contract is entered into are part hereof.

The Employer and the Stage Manager should keep themselves advised of AGMA Rules.

The Basic Agreement between AGMA and the above Employer may contain modifications of the Standard Agreement.

Check with AGMA before you sign this contract.

                                                    Schedule “A”.

                                (Further Schedule "A" Provisions May Be Appended)




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