About

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.

ADG Staff

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Kingston Anderson

CEO

kingston@adg.org.au
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Patricia Laksmono

Events Coordinator

adgevents.adg.org.au
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Courtney Rawlings

Professional Development Coordinator

development@adg.org.au

Chapter Heads

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 time

VICTORIAN Chapter Head

Mark Poole

vic@adg.org.au

QUEENSLAND Chapter Head

Sally McKenzie

qld@adg.org.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN Chapter Head

Dr Cathy Henkel

wa@adg.org.ua

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN Chapter Head

Dave De Vries

sa@adg.org.au

TASMANIAN Chapter Head

Lucien Simon

tas@adg.org.au
 

ADG History

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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