The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) is a registered union and industry association representing the interests of film, television and digital media directors, documentary makers and animators throughout Australia.
We are a registered organization under the Fair Work (Registered Organizations) Act 2009, representing Australian Directors who are employees.
After a long campaign over many years, the Guild became a registered union on 4 March 2015.
The ADG works to promote excellence in screen direction, encourage communication and collaboration between directors and others in the industry, and provide professional support for its members.
The ADG is proud to represent the key creative elements of the Australian independent production sector, and maintains its high profile in a cultural and policy role by addressing issues affecting the industry from a broad perspective.
Professional Development Coordinatordevelopment@adg.org.au
Within each state there is an ADG Chapter Head that members can liaise with and who organises events on the Guild's behalf for their local membership base. Feel free to contact your Chapter Head at any timeVICTORIAN Chapter HeadMark Poolevic@adg.org.auQUEENSLAND Chapter HeadSally McKenzieqld@adg.org.auWESTERN AUSTRALIAN Chapter HeadDr Cathy Henkelwa@adg.org.uaSOUTH AUSTRALIAN Chapter HeadDave De Vriessa@adg.org.auTASMANIAN Chapter HeadLucien Simontas@adg.org.au
The Australian Directors Guild was conceived of by a group of 18 directors that felt that their interests as directors weren’t being represented in Australia’s film and television industry.
From humble beginnings with board meetings at the local pub to official unionisation and over 900 members in 2015, you can read more about the history of the ADG at ScreenDirector.org
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