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DL Awards Media Accrediation


APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

 

The Drama League charges no registration fee for accredited media representatives.

If you would like to attend The Drama League Awards Press Line as an accredited member of the media, please read the standards and submission policies below and submit an application. Attendance to The Drama League Awards is not open to the public. Each media applicant will need to download the Media Accreditation application, fill it out completely, and include a copy of a photo ID, such as a Driver’s License or Passport. One form of current photo identification is mandatory for security reasons.

In your application you must include a letter requesting The Drama League accreditation of media personnel on official letterhead of a media organization, signed by the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, or Assignment Editor (along with their contact information). It should be current, and include the duration of the assignment and verifiable information regarding the reach of the media (print circulation, radio/television audience, and/or digital audiences. Business cards will not be accepted as credentials.

  1. Print media representatives (You may be asked to submit the originals of two by-lined articles from the past four months and a copy of the publication.)
  2. Radio and TV media representatives (You may be asked to submit two recordings of reports from the past four months.)
  3. Photographers (You may be asked to submit original tear sheets or photos with credits of the client company.)
  4. A member of or contributor to the permanent editorial staff. (We ask for the original copy of a masthead/publishing details naming that person as an editor, no earlier than six months prior to the event in question)
  5. A person who works for student publications. (You must submit proof or submit a valid request from your educational organization.)

Freelance Journalists:

Freelance journalists must also provide clear evidence that they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication and the application must be accompanied by a letter of assignment from the assigning editor.

Guidelines for Online Media and Blogger Journalists:

The Drama League is committed to working with independent digital media journalists who reach their audiences via blogs, podcasts, vlogs and other online media. These are the guidelines we use to determine whether to issue official media accreditation to independent digital media representatives, inclusive of the requirements listed above:

  1. Online media must meet the following requirements:
    1. The web publication must belong to a registered media organization, with a verifiable street address and telephone number.
    2. The online journal must have a substantial amount of original news content, commentary or analysis on event-related issues.
    3. If the website is new we ask for the latest data on the site's visitors or other relevant material (press citations, etc.).
    4. Applicants must have an established record of having written on event-related issues. We ask for copies of recently published articles with your by-line. These samples must be unaltered clippings or media products from a recognized organization.
    5. The website must be updated at a minimum of two times a week.
    6. We prefer to work with online media outlets that have an established track record covering our issues. Outlets should have been in continuous operation for at least six months and reach at least 10,000 visitors per month.

Obtaining media accreditation for The Drama League events is an opportunity to meet and interact with key Theatre industry individuals. While continued accreditation for The Drama League events is not directly contingent on producing coverage, owing to space limitations we may take this into consideration when processing future accreditation requests. Following any Drama League event for which you are accredited, we therefore kindly request that you forward a link to your post/podcast/video blog to press@dramaleague.org.

Credential Access:

Access to the Awards, including the Red Carpet Press Line, are restricted to credentialed journalists and photographers covering the event. There will be a no tolerance policy for accredited Media in any other area of the event, inclusive of the VIP Cocktail Party and the Ballroom. Selected members of the Media who may be invited to be seated in the Ballroom will have been designated a Ballroom Pass by Danielle Brockmann. There is no Photography or Videography allowed in the Ballroom or Backstage. If accredited Press is found in restricted areas they will be immediately escorted from the event by staff or security and will be barred further attendance to any Drama League events.

Photography and Video:

The Drama League reserves the right to restrict access to any video or audio recording device at any time without notice. No personal or professional video cameras or digital video cameras are permitted inside of the Ballroom. Flash photography, audio, or video/digital recording of any kind is not permitted inside of the Ballroom, with the exception of third party organisations contracted by The Drama League, or personal photos taken by ticketed guests.

Conduct:

The Drama League reserves the right to withdraw accreditation of journalists from media organizations who abuse the privileges so extended, or put the accreditation to improper use, or act in a way that is not consistent with the principles of professionalism of their employers or The Drama League. Journalists and photographers will ensure that no media coverage shall impede the schedule or the flow of the Awards. Journalists and Photographers also agree to conduct themselves in a manner that will not cause offence to, or otherwise inhibit the enjoyment of all other parties in attendance at the Awards. Access to the Awards will be refused to any person noticeably under the influence of narcotics or any behavior-modifying substance, or to any person likely to behave violently, harmfully, or in a manner contrary to public order. Bloggers who are granted access to the Awards are expected to act professionally. Those who do not maintain the standards expected of professional media representatives run the risk of having their accreditation withdrawn.

Agreement:

By applying for a credential, you are agreeing to the above policy. Application for a credential does not guarantee approval or access to the venue. Nothing in the terms of this Policy restricts or prevents the exercise of legitimate journalistic practice, including but not limited to, independent reporting, fair comment and criticism. By submitting a media credential application, you have understood and agree to the terms and conditions that accompany media accreditation for The Drama League Awards 2020.

The Drama League retains the right to ask for additional information to support your application and may conduct further investigations to establish proof of journalistic activities, even if a valid press card/work pass has been submitted. Sales, marketing, and administration representatives of Media Organizations are not eligible for media accreditation. Media badges are non-transferable and can be revoked at the sole discretion of The Drama League.

To Apply: Click the application below and print directly from your web browser, or save as PDF. 

 

This form and supporting material should be e-mailed as a PDF to press@dramaleague.org no later than April 30, 2020.  Proof of identification should be submitted in English.

The organizers will review each request and confirm by email correspondence if the application for accreditation has been accepted or declined.

Completing the online form does not guarantee your accreditation to the Awards. We will notify you regarding your accreditation if your application is successful. Once your accreditation has been approved, you will receive further information, including on accommodation etc., via e-mail.

 

Any questions or concerns regarding the accreditation process should be directed to Danielle Brockmann and Olivia Ragan at press@dramaleague.org. All on-site press questions should be directed to our Red Carpet/Press Line Manager Olivia Ragan.

Lost or stolen media credentials should be reported at the earliest opportunity to Danielle Brockmann (danielle@dramaleague.org). The Drama League shall, at its sole discretion, decide whether a new credential pass should be issued.

 

Media Accreditation Opens: March 9, 2020

Deadline Closes: April 30, 2020

 

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