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    Posted May 20, 2009

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AEA Announces Changes to Showcase Codes

Changes have been made to the Basic and Seasonal Showcase Codes, it was announced on May 20, 2009. These changes are the result of the work conducted by the Off Off Broadway Committee, which is comprised of members in good standing who have worked under the code, some of whom have produced Code shows.

The modifications made to the Codes reflect more flexibility in rehearsal time, an increase in budget caps for Basic Showcase to reflect today's economics, and create uniformity in rehearsal time for both Codes. Last season saw approximately 1,000 Basic Showcase and Seasonal Showcase productions, a number consistent with years past.

For the Seasonal Showcase, the annual gross income figure at which producers must use the Seasonal Showcase Code is increased to $60,000. Performances may now be held over six consecutive weeks for all tiers. Language has been added, clarifying the performance schedule of Seasonal Showcase Code productions. Maximum ticket prices for Seasonal Showcase productions have been increased to $25.

For the Basic Showcase Code, the maximum budget amount is increased to $35,000. This budget amount now excludes the reimbursement stipends paid to Equity members.

Effective May 25, 2009, the updated Codes can be found in the Document Library. For further information, contact

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