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Australian Directors Guild appoints Alaric McAusland as Executive Director and announces new Strategy & Development role

Published 18/11/2020 10:45 AEST

Australian Directors Guild appoints Alaric McAusland as Executive Director and announces new Strategy & Development role

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ADG Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Published 20/10/2020 08:15 AEST

ADG AWARDS 2020 – WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT VIRTUAL CEREMONY THIS EVENING More than 50% of the Awards won by female directors

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ADG Awards announces presenters for 2020!

Published 13/10/2020 10:18 AEST

ADG AWARDS ANNOUNCES PRESENTERS FOR 2020 CINEMA INCLUDING TOBY WALLACE, BELLA HEATHCOTE, RYAN CORR & DR GEORGE MILLER

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ADG Awards goes online

Published 15/09/2020 08:38 AEST

ADG AWARDS 2020 CEREMONY MOVES ONLINE

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ADG AWARDS 2020

Published 14/07/2020 21:20 AEST

NOMINEES FOR THE 2020 ADG AWARDS

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⚠️UPDATE 2: GOVERNMENT STIMULUS PACKAGE⚠️

Published 09/04/2020 15:37 AEST

⚠️UPDATE 2: GOVERNMENT STIMULUS PACKAGE⚠️

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IN CONVERSATION WITH DESIREE AKHAVAN

Published 04/02/2020 12:07 AEST

IN CONVERSATION WITH DESIREE AKHAVAN

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2020 ADG Awards - Submission Re-open!

Published 11/12/2019 09:52 AEST

2020 ADG AWARDS SUBMISSIONS

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SCREEN FOREVER Directors Program 2019

Published 15/10/2019 12:21 AEST

DIRECTORS’ DELEGATION TO ATTEND SCREEN FOREVER AND FIRST EVER ADG PANEL

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New Chapter Head for Queensland

Published 02/08/2019 12:09 AEST

The ADG today Announced a new Chapter Head for Queensland.

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WARWICK THORNTON WINS THE TOP PRIZE AT THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD AWARDS

Published 07/05/2019 09:00 AEST

The Australian Directors’ Guild Awards took place in Sydney on Monday evening and Warwick Thornton took out the top prize of Best Direction in a Feature Film (budget $1 or over) for Sweet Country, beating stiff competition from previous winner Garth Davis (Mary Magdalene), Anthony Maras (Hotel Mumbai) and Joel Edgerton (Boy Erased). The ADG Awards took place at the City Recital Hall and presenters included Rachel Griffiths, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown and Claudia Karvan.

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MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT EXTENDING OFFSETS TO STREAMING SERVICES

Published 15/04/2019 15:00 AEST

The Morrison Government’s decision to extend tax offsets to streaming video services is another missed opportunity to require those platforms to invest in Australian content, say members of the Make It Australian campaign.

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WARWICK THORNTON, JOEL EDGERTON, RACHEL PERKINS, ANTHONY MARAS AND SOPHIE HYDE NOMINATED IN THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD AWARDS

Published 08/04/2019 14:00 AEST

Warwick Thornton, Joel Edgerton, Rachel Perkins, Anthony Maras And Sophie Hyde are nominated in the 2019 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards

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ADG Unveils 2019 Metro Screen Fellowship Recipients

Published 02/04/2019 17:30 AEST

Two Productions and Three Opportunities Funded for Third Year of ADG Metro Screen Fellowships

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ALERT: SCAMMER CLAIMING AFFILIATION WITH ADG

Published 05/03/2019 13:00 AEST

Please be aware that ERIC NYENHUIS, (identifying as an American actor, producer & director), is in no way affiliated with the Australian Directors’ Guild, nor is he a member of the ADG.

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Directors Intensive Tasmania 2019

Published 27/02/2019 10:00 AEST

The Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) and Screen Tasmania, are offering 10 Tasmanian directors an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia’s most accomplished screen directors. The two-day event will be moderated by ADG CEO, Kingston Anderson, with panel speakers – Anna Broinowski and Rowan Woods.

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THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD AWARDS RETURN TO SYDNEY

Published 21/02/2019 10:00 AEST

The Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) is delighted to announce that the 2019 ADG Awards will return to Sydney for the first time since 2014. This year’s awards will take place on Monday 6 May with the ceremony at the City Recital Hall and the gala dinner at the Ivy Ballroom.

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MAIRI CAMERON TO SHADOW DIRECT AN EPISODE OF HARROW FOR HOODLUM

Published 29/01/2019 10:00 AEST

Director MAIRI CAMERON has been selected by HOODLUM to direct an episode of their drama series HARROW with director Geoff Bennett as part of the ongoing Australian Directors’ Guild’s Shadow Directing program.

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ROWAN WOODS JOINS THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD BOARD

Published 11/12/2018 15:00 AEST

Rowan Woods, director of feature film and television drama, has joined the board of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG). Rowan was elected to replace Jeffrey Walker who has stepped down after several years of service to the ADG.

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18 DIRECTORS SELECTED TO JOIN THE ADG DIRECTORS PROGRAM AT SCREEN FOREVER 2018

Published 02/11/2018 10:00 AEST

The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) today announced the directors joining the Directors Program at the SCREEN FOREVER conference in Melbourne from 20-22 November.

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DIRECTORS DELEGATION TO ATTEND SCREEN FOREVER

Published 15/10/2018 13:00 AEST

The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) in partnership with Screen Producers Australia (SPA) today announced that a delegation of up to 20 Australian directors will attend the Screen Forever Conference in Melbourne in November 2018.

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NEW ADG CHAPTER HEADS ANNOUNCED FOR NEW SOUTH WALES AND QUEENSLAND

Published 18/09/2018 12:00 AEST

The ADG today announced new chapter heads for New South Wales and Queensland.

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ADG Statement: James Ricketson

Published 31/08/2018 14:00 AEST

The ADG asks the Australian government to intervene on behalf of James Ricketson who has been found guilty of espionage and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment

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METRO SCREEN INAUGURAL FILM SELECTED FOR MIFF AND TIFF, ADG ANNOUNCES METRO SCREEN FELLOWSHIPS 2018/19

Published 27/08/2018 16:00 AEST

The Australian Directors’ Guild is thrilled to celebrate the recent successes of the inaugural Metro Screen Production Fellowship film Birdie, and also to launch the 2018/2019 Metro Screen Fellowships.

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