DAY 1 - Saturday, 27 October
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: 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.
Session 3: 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 4: 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.
DAY 2 - Sunday, 28 October
Session 5: 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 6: International Directing
This session is looking at various avenues to direct projects across television, feature, commercial content - both in Australia and Internationally.
Session 7: Directing Relationships 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 8: Working with a 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?
Session 9: 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.