Business of Directing - Perth

Starts
Saturday, 8 June 2019 9:30AM AEST

Ends
Sunday, 9 June, 2019 4:30PM AEST

Venue
WA Screen Academy - Building 13, 2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, Perth

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BoD Pert 2019

A two-day workshop for emerging directors, professional directors and those who want to know the nuts and bolts of The Business of Directing. 

Joining our stellar panel to date are: Directors Ben Young and Zak Hilditch, Producer Tania Chambers, Production Designer Emma Fletcher, Casting Agent Annie Murtagh-Monks, Screenwest's Talent Development Manager Eva Di Blassio, along with Patrick Hornerman from Media Super. All the sessions will be moderated by ADG's CEO, Kingston Anderson and ADG WA Chapter Head, Cathy Henkel.

The workshop will cover contracts, director’s royalties, moral rights, casting, on-set relationships, superannuation, legal issues, insurance, camera technology, and international directing. 

Industry professionals from a number of areas will lead the workshop, including directors with international credits, lawyers, funding body - Screenwest, agents, casting agents and many more.

More speakers and full schedule will be announce soon! 

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Time:

8 - 9 June 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)

9.30am - 4.30pm AWST

(Networking drinks at the end of the weekend)

 

Venue:

WA Screen Academy Building 13, 2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, Perth

 

Price List:

ADG Members FREE

ASDACS Members / Other Guilds' Members / full time students $50

General public $100

Price to include lunch and refreshments

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

DAY 1 - Saturday, 8 June

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.

 

Session 2: 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.

 

Session 3: INSURANCE, RATES, SUPER AND ALL THINGS FINANCIAL

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?

 

Session 4: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

How do I advance my career and get support for attachments? Can I apply for funds without a producer? What overseas opportunities are available for directors? This session will explore ways to advance your career with support from funding agencies.

 

DAY 2 - Sunday, 9 June 

Session 5: WORKING WITH AGENTS AND CASTING AGENTS

Do you need an agent? What does an agent do? How do I approach an agent? How do you prepare a brief for a casting agent? How do you manage the relationship between casting director, producer and director? Why are they called ‘directors’ anyway? How can I get a Hollywood A-list actor for my next project? 

 

Session 6: DIRECTING MULTI-FORM

Exploring the directing works in TV Drama, Commercials and VR! 

 

Session 7: DIRECTING INTERNATIONALLY

This session is looking at various avenues to direct projects across television, feature, commercial content - both in Australia and Internationally. 

 

Session 8: DIRECTING RELATIONSHIP IN PRODUCTION

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. 

 

Session 9: WORKING WITH PRODUCERS

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.

Testimonials from past attendees

"I found the workshop a great way to keep up to date with changes happening in the industry as well as alerting me to things I need to consider in the future."
 
"I found this to be a really useful workshop. I'm 18 months out of film school and have just started dealing with professional producers and funding bodies, so it was the perfect time for me to be learning the business side of things. I also found the atmosphere really relaxed and open, which I think put everyone at ease from a networking point of view. Thanks for the work that went into it!" 

Terms and Conditions:
  • All sessions / speakers are subject to change. Please ensure to check the ADG website regularly for any updates. The ADG Team will endevour their best to communicate any changes that occur on the workshop.
  • The price includes all sessions on both days. No discount will be given for attending partial of the workshop.
Cancellation Policy: 
  • You may nominate a replacement delegate to attend in your stead at any time. The details of the replacement delegate must be submitted to ADG Team in writing at least 24 hours prior to the event.
  • If you notify us in writing more than seven (7) working days prior to the event you may obtain a full refund. If you notify us in writing between seven (7) working days to three (3) days prior to the event, you will be charged an administration fee of $15 for other guilds and students / $30 for general public. 
  • Any cancellations within 48 hours of the workshop will be charged the full payment and no refund will be issued. 
 
 
 
This is a Pinnacles Screen Collective event. With the support of Screenwest and Lotterywest - the Australian Director’s Guild, Gamechangers Collective, and Screenwriter’s WA are joining forces to form the Pinnacles Screen Collective: a group of directors, gamechangers and screenwriters committed to advancing their careers and increasing opportunities and outcomes in the screen sector of WA. For more information, please visit: www.pinnaclescreenco.com.au