Session 1: Director’s Rights & Remuneration – An Introduction
This session will look at Directors Rights such as final cut, moral rights, royalties, type of employment (PAYG or Contractor), obligations as a director, liability, financial responsibility for the production and many more.
Panellists: Kingston Anderson (CEO of ADG and ASDACS), Mark Poole (ADG VIC Chapter Head) & Gerard Butler (Employment Consultant)
Session 2: Do I need an Agent?
Do you need an agent? What does an agent do? How do I approach an agent? This session will examine all these questions with one of Australia’s leading director’s agents.
Panellists: To be announced soon!
Session 3: All Things Financial: Insurance, Rates and Superannuation
Am I PAYG or Contractor? Are there employment laws that cover a director? Do I need a contract? Do I need a lawyer? What insurances do I need as a director? Who pays my superannuation? Will my agent do the job for me?
Panellists: Gerard Butler (Employment Consultant), Colleen Sells (Media Super)
Session 4: Professional Development
How do I advance my career and get support for attachments? Can I apply for funds without a producer? Do I need a producer? What overseas opportunities are available for directors? This session will explore ways to advance your career with support from funding agencies.
Panellists: Jana Blair (Manager - Industry Skills and Inclusion, Film Victoria) and Andrew Arbuthnot (Investment and Development Manager, Screen Australia)
Session 5: Contracts – Legal and other issues
I can’t afford a lawyer but I can’t afford not to have one. What do I do? Dealing with contracts and all things legal as a director.
Panellists: Clement Dunn (Lawyer, Marshalls+Dent+Wilmoth Lawyers)
Session 6: Directing International
This session is looking at various avenues to direct projects across television, feature, commercial content - both in Australia and Internationally.
Panellist: Fiona Banks, Peter Carstairs and Simon Wincer
Session 7: Directing Relationships on Set
Join key department heads that will talk about their relationship with directors and answer questions on the way they work and how various sets are run.
Panellists: Andrew Campbell (1st Assistant Director), Ellery Ryan (Cinematographer), Robbie Perkins and Jo Briscoe (Production Designers)
Session 8: Working with Editors
One of the key relationships for a director is in post with an editor. This session will look at the various ways editors work with directors from dealing with rushes to final cuts. It will look at the difference between television drama, documentary and feature film.
Panellists: Ashlee Lukas, Ken Sallows and Patrick McCabe
Session 9: Working with Casting Directors & Agents
How do you prepare a brief for a casting director? How do you manage the relationship between casting director, producer and director? What is the casting director after from a director? Why are they called ‘directors’ anyway? How can I get a Hollywood A-list actor for my next project?
Panellist: To be announced soon!