Is it appropriate or inappropriate for performers to bring their own contracts for producers of shows, big or little, to sign that include information such as pay, photo and video rights and release, call times, ect. It seems like small town shows are som
The annoying answer to this is, it depends.
The majority of smaller shows that take place in bars aren't going be remotely interested in contracts.
If you don't want to be filmed or have your picture taken, or have specific requests about such, you should by no means be expected to violate your limits.
It can be a challenge to work with a show that has been operating as it is for several years and bring a contract that asks them to change their standards for one performer--although there is certainly nothing wrong with making suggestions or voicing opinions, or with sticking by what you need to have or do in order to feel that you are being treated correctly (which often means not taking the gig).
I believe it's important for performers to tell shows when they feel their policies are unfair or exploitative. However, it gets tough when other performers in the show are satisfied and don't feel exploited an…