The Business of Directing

Starts
Saturday, 4 November 2017 10:00AM AEST

Ends
Sunday, 5 November, 2017 5:00PM AEST

Venue
Fox Studios, Stage 5, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW 2021

BOOK EARLY - SEATS ARE LIMITED! 

A two-day workshop for emerging directors, professional directors and those that wants to know the nuts and bolts of the directing business. This workshop outlines the legal issues and some practical knowledge about filming that will help those new to the game and those who just want to be updated on current issues and systems.

 
The workshop will cover contracts, director’s royalties, casting, superannuation, legal issues, insurance, camera technology, international directing and moral rights.
 
Industry professionals will lead the workshop from each of these areas.

 

Date & Time:

4 – 5 November (Saturday & Sunday)
10am – 5pm
 

Venue:

Fox Studios
38 Driver Avenue,
Moore Park, NSW 2021

 

Program:

DAY 1

 
1. DIRECTOR’S RIGHTS
This session will look at Moral Rights and the rights that directors should have when directing. This includes final cut on a film, moral rights in contracts, director/producer relationship and hierarchies within production. 
 
Panel: Greg Duffy (Frankel Lawyers), Deb Jackson (ASDACS) and Kingston Anderson (ADG)
 
2. AGENTS
Do you need an agent? What does an agent do? How do I approach an agent? His session will examine all these questions with some of Australia’s leading director’s agents 
 
Panel: Edwina Stuart (HLA), Jennifer Naughton (RGM), Needeya Islam (Cameron’s Management) and Jean Mostyn (The Yellow Agency)
Moderator: Kingston Anderson 
 
3. CONTRACTS AND LEGALS
What do you need in your contract as a director? Can I change a contract? Do I need a lawyer? Will my agent do the job for me? This session covers this and much more about the important side of your work – your contract.
 
Panel: Greg Duffy (Frankel Lawyers), Deb Jackson (ASDACS) and Gerard Butler (IR Advisor)
Moderator: Kingston Anderson 

 

 

DAY 2

1. PRACTICAL BUISNESS ADVICE FOR DIRECTORS
This session covers the areas you never talk about and usually hope will take care of themselves but are very important to sustain your career as a director – Superannuation, insurance, pay rates, guild membership and collection societies 
 
Panel: Gerard Butler (IR Advisor), Erick Cordero (Media Super) and Damian Kerin (Allianz)
Moderator: Kingston Anderson 
 
2. INTERNATIONAL
So Australia is too small a pond for you and you want to go overseas and direct. So how do I do it and is it possible? Can I join the Directors Guild of America (DGA)? What happens in the UK? This session will look at the various ways that you are able to direct in the US and the UK, the largest English speaking markets for film and television.
 
Panel: directors Gillian Armstrong, Damien Toogood and Daniel Nettheim
Moderator: Samantha Lang 
 
3. 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.
 
Panel: Jeremy Grogan (1st AD), Martin McGrath (DOP)…. 
Moderator: Kingston Anderson 
 
4. 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. 
 
Panel: Roland Gallois, James Manche and Andrea Lang
Moderator: Kingston Anderson 

Price List:

ADG Members $120
Other Guilds / full time students $175
General public $200
Included in the price – refreshments and lunch
 
TICKETS ON SALE FROM FRIDAY - 29 SEPTEMBER

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • All sessions / speakers are subject to change. Please ensure to check the ADG website regularly for any updates. ADG Team will endevour their best to communicate any changed 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 $20 for ADG members / $25 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.