ADG members includes directors of feature film, television, documentary, animation, commercials, music videos, shorts, light entertainment, reality and all digital media. Students and screen practitioners from a variety of disciplines make up our Associate membership base.Current ADG Members are able to log in using email address and a chosen password. Through this membership portal, member can update contact information and login details; and access members only resources. Please note: It is up to ALL MEMBERS to ensure that their membership is up to date and their fees are paid when due. Your membership will be considered Lapsed for 2 months following the date your membership status is no longer current, and Expired past that point when you will no longer be a member of the Guild and unable to access its resources. If former members wish to have their membership reinstated, they will be required to go through the application process again meaning they have to resubmitt application and pay joining fee.
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, or any other medium where each work is of short duration, ADG takes a flexible attitude to the screen time requirement. Applicants 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. Application process can take up to 2 months since all applications will be assessed in ADG Board meeting. Please consider this time frame before applying.
Associate Membership is open to all individual, industry professionals working in any area of film and television production and those sympathetic to the aims and objectives of ADG. 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. Associates are eligible for all membership benefits, except industrial and legal advice, participation on policy subcommittees and voting rights.
Student Membership is only available to full time students. Applicants must enclose a copy of their current student identification card.
Retired membership is only available for Screen Directors above 60 years old who are no longer actively contracted as screen directors.
New members and expired members must pay joining fee + annual fee. Existing members (current and lapsed members) only need to pay annual fee upon renewing their membership.
Members are required to ensure that the annual fee is paid before / on the due date to maintain their membership status. Members who unable to pay the annual fee in time, will considered as lapsed member. After two (2) months period, lapsed members who are still unable to renew their membership, will be considered as expired members. Expired members will require to reapply for membership if they wish to rejoin the guild which also mean to pay joining fee again.
Fee listed below is the current fee as per 1 July 2017
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.