DIRECTOR’S CUT PROGRAM LAUNCH
The ADG is proud to launch our program for our upcoming conference, Director’s Cut. Held in Sydney at SunStudios on Saturday, August 20th.
Check out the full program and purchase tickets here.
With the theme of ‘Cutting Through the Noise’, the program announced today includes a landmark panel DIRECTOR AT THE CENTRE, featuring Daina Reid and Bus Stop Films’ Genevieve Clay-Smith, exploring the role of the director in helming a coherent vision of the screenplay in a world of showrunners and creative collaboration.
Conference sessions include:
- MIND THE GAP – JUMPING TO PAID WORK, partnered with AFTRS, joined by directors Murli Dhir, Tin Pang and Lucy Gaffy who’ve all made the jump to paid work and discussing the many pathways to get there;
- RIGHTS, REPRESENTATION & RESIDUALS, Lawyer Greg Duffy joins agent Jennifer Naughton and ASDACS’ Debra Jackson on this business-focussed panel and Q&A session which will provide practical real-world insight into effective representation and key contract terms including director’s rates, authorship & moral rights, retransmission rights and streamer residuals.
- POINT OF IMPACT, featuring Ben Lawrence and Catherine Scott, which looks at how impact campaigns can benefit scripted productions, not just factual
- CULTURAL SAFETY ON SET, with Ana Tiwary and Katrina Irawati Graham, the two will take a deep look at the ground-breaking cultural safety document Katrina and Sara Richardson (Endemol Shine) created while working on the STAN ‘Bali’ TV series to ensure cultural safety on set.
- HOME’N’AWAY, featuring Monica Zanetti, Matt Moore and Shawn Seet who will discuss the juggling act between a career at home and pursuing international opportunities; and
- INNOVATIVE PATHWAYS, with Netflix’s Penny Smallacombe and director Stef Smith guiding delegates through strategies to ensure directors’ work is valued and seen.
- FIRST-HAND WITH CATE SHORTLAND, Headlining the conference is our live FIRST-HAND with leading Australian director, Cate Shortland (Black Widow, Lore, Somersault, The Kettering Incident, Deadline Gallipoli), interviewed by Ana Tiwary will be an in-depth conversation about Cate’s career in Australia and overseas.
Included in the ticket prices will be a webinar, to be held later in the year, which is a collaboration with Screen Well. The webinar will look at the ways in which a director can assist with the wellbeing of their crew/cast and how to manage work/life balance.
Tickets are $150 to attend in person and $75 for the live stream (+ GST).
Tickets available here: https://adgdirectorscut.eventbrite.com.au
View the program here: https://adg.org.au/directorscut
The Australian Directors' Guild, Australian Cinematographers Society and WIFT Australia
invite the screen community to:
Solidarity with Ukrainian Filmmakers
DATE: Saturday, 6 August 2022
TIME: 2pm-3pm (AEST)
REGISTRATION: Registration is FREE but required.
Everyone in the screen industry is invited to attend this webinar to hear directly from five Ukrainian filmmakers about the challenges they are facing and how we can provide practical support. For more details click here.
THE ADG CONDEMNS THE DETENTION OF IRANIAN FILMMAKERS
July 26, 2022
Sydney, Australia - The Australian Directors’ Guild stands in solidarity with Iranian directors Mohamad Rasoulof, Mostafa Al-Ahmad, and Jafar Panahi. It strongly condemns their detention by the Iranian Authorities and urges the Iranian Government to immediately free Mr Rasoulof, Mr Al-Ahmad, and Mr Panahi.
Read the full ADG statement here.
Head here for more from the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk.
Sign the petition at change.org here.
MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN – BACK ON THE AGENDA
Leading Australian actors, directors, writers, producers and crew joined together last night for the national re-launch of the Make it Australian campaign at the Sydney Film Festival Hub in Sydney Town Hall and online.
Joining the industry were the new Minister for the Arts, the Hon Tony Burke MP and Minister for Communications, and the Hon Michelle Rowland MP to show their support for seeing more Australian stories on our screens. Tony Burke addressed the gathering and both Ministers received a rapturously warm welcome for their attendance and words of support.
The screen industry was represented by actor/writer/producer Leah Purcell, director Gillian Armstrong, actor Justine Clarke, director Kriv Stenders and producer/writer/director Monica O’Brien.
Read more HERE.
Link to media release HERE.
Make It Australian is presented by: