Below is the formula for calculating amateur
Once you have calculated your royalty, print out the page,
and mail it with the payment of royalty to:
Broadway Play Publishing Inc
224 E 62
NY NY 10065-8201
please make sure you enclose the following information along with your royalty payment:
1. name of producing
2. your name and contact information, e-mail preferred
3. title of the play
4. name of venue and location of performance space
5. opening and closing dates
6. average expected audience per performance
7. average ticket price
8. number of performances
Amateur royalty calculation formula for all shows: multiply your average expected audience per performance X average ticket price X number of performances x 10% and then round up to the nearest $10.
Please be conservative in your estimate about your average expected audience: this royalty is non-refundable, and you will have to report your gross income at the end of your run (and pay any overage, if due).
Free admissions should be calculated at $2.50 per person (ie, $0.25 royalty for each person expected to attend).
Example: 75 (average expected audience per performance) x $11.00 (average ticket price) x 7 (performances) x 10% = $577.50, rounded up to nearest $10 = $580.
One-act plays: simply do the calculation above, but divide the result by the total number of one-acts being performed, and round up to the nearest $10.
The minimum per performance royalty for all plays is $10 per performance.
The license is not valid until we have checked for any conflicts with professional productions. In most cases the license is mailed by B P P I immediately. The license becomes valid when producer's check has cleared.
The license agreement requires a statement of your gross box office receipts at the end of the run. If your statement indicates greater gross box office receipts than calculated in the license agreement, then 10% of that overage is due.
Canada: Do the calculation above, then convert the total into U S dollars and round up to the nearest $10. Payment must be made in the form of a check from a U S dollar account or by money order in U S dollars.
Please note: B P P I only licenses English language productions in the U S and Canada. Prospective producers elsewhere should contact the author's primary agent as listed in the published script. Alternatively, you may e-mail us. If you do so, it is helpful if you put in the subject line the title of the play and what country you are in.