ADG Membership is offered in three categories:
Current ADG Members are able to log in using an email address and a chosen password. Through this membership portal, members can update contact information and login details; and access members-only resources.
We now have two types of Full Membership available to Directors, acknowledging the variation in working experience across the industry - Full Member (Experienced) and Full Member (Emerging).
Full Membership is open to any screen director with a minimum of twenty minutes of credited screen time. In the case of directors of music clips, advertising, animation and online content, or any other medium where each work is of short duration, ADG takes a flexible attitude to the screen time requirement.
The only variation for eligibility across the two Full Member membership categories, is in regard to Credits (which speak directly to the applicant's industry experience).
Full Member (Experienced) - At least two credits in a directing role for feature, tv and/or online, or significant TVC or Games Platform credits.
Full Member (Emerging) - At least one short film, proof-of-concept, or music video screened publicly on a screen industry platform or as part of a screen industry festival.
Applications for both Full Member (Experienced) and Full Member (Emerging) must include a resume listing their credits and a reference from a screen industry practitioner for the ADG Board to review before they are invited to become Full Members of the ADG.
All applications for Full Membership shall be assessed by the ADG Board as quickly as possible.
Associate Membership is open to all individual, industry professionals working in any area of film and television production and those interested in, and wishing to be a part of, the aims and objectives of the Australian Directors' Guild. Associate membership is also open to emerging filmmakers who have not yet acquired their twenty-minute screen time required to join as a Full Member (Emerging).
Associate (Retired) Membership of the ADG is available for Screen Directors above 60-years-old who are no longer actively contracted or working as screen directors. We would like to extend the full benefits list afforded to our Full Members (Experienced) to Associate (Retired) Members.
Information, access and professional advice about industrial issues
Regular promotions and giveaways in our E-news, Facebook page, Instagram and Screen Director e-zine
Eligibility* to enter the annual ADG Awards
Connections with international directors' guilds
Discounts on all ADG-organised and affiliate events & workshops
* Eligibility to different categories of the ADG Awards is dependent on membership level
All of the above benefits as well as:
Voting rights at annual AGM (Annual General Meeting)
Access to industrial and legal advice for individual directors (1 hour free legal advice)
Waiving of the 10% ASDACS (Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society) membership fee on collection of royalties
Access to Directors' Agreement Templates and Deal Points
Access to IR resources including Rate Cards and Codes of Practice
Mentoring opportunities with Experienced Full Members
All of the above benefits as well as:
Eligibility to nominate for the ADG Board
Right to participate on policy sub-committees to develop agreements, rate cards, etc.
Opportunity to be a policy advocate, representing the ADG in government and internationally
Mentor to emerging directors
In light of changing times, the Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) is offering free associate membership to the Guild, discounted full membership and a whole new membership structure.
With the future of our industry uncertain, and membership fees becoming a challenge to pay, the ADG want to make it easier on our members and at the same time grow our community. So, what better time to fling open the virtual doors than right now?!
The Australian Directors’ Guild is calling for everyone in the industry - screen directors, those who aspire to be screen directors, and those who want to support the directing community, to take this opportunity to join the ADG.
This is what we're offering:
ADG Membership New Ongoing Fees schedule - 1 July 2020
The ADG Production Levy is a legitimate budget item, and is eligible for QAPE under the Producer Offset. The levy is inclusive in the standard A-Z Screen Australia budget as SPA / ADG levy as a separate item under the finance/marketing section.
0.25% of production budget exclusive of indirect costs (Finance, Insurance, Legals, brokerage, marketing) payable on first day of principal photography. Legitimate expense listed in Screen Australia A-Z budget form is eligible for QAPE under the Producer Offset.