(Networking drinks at the end of the weekend)
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.
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.
"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!"