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ADG METRO SCREEN PRODUCTION FELLOWSHIP FILM “BIRDIE’ PREMIERING AT THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Published 13/07/2018 10:00 AEST

The first film funded under the ADG Metro Screen Production Fellowship BIRDIE will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on the 12 August 2018.

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DIRECTING PARTICIPANTS SELECTED FOR AUSTRALIA'S FIRST DIVERSITY SHOWCASE

Published 12/07/2018 12:00 AEST

The performers, writers and directors who will participate in Australia’s first Diversity Showcase have been selected by industry judging panels from an impressive field of applicants.

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Lisa Matthews Shadow Directing an Episode of Doctor Doctor

Published 26/06/2018 12:00 AEST

Documentary director Lisa Matthews has been selected by Easy Tiger Productions to direct an episode of Doctor Doctor (Season 3) with director Jennifer Leacey as part of the ongoing Australian Directors’ Guild’s Shadow Directing program.

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Politicians hold the key to the survival of Australian screen stories

Published 26/06/2018 11:00 AEST

Leading lights of Australia’s film and TV industry from in front of and behind the camera will today urge federal politicians from all parties to act to ensure Australian stories continue to be told on Australian screens.

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2018 ADG Gender Matters: Commercial & Content Directing Mentorship Recipients Announced

Published 17/05/2018 10:00 AEST

For the second year running, the Australian Directors' Guild awards Gender Matters: Commercial & Content Directing Mentorship to eight recipient

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FINAL EXTENDED DEADLINE | Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase - Directors Callout

Published 10/05/2018 10:00 AEST

APPLY NOW! DEADLINE - 18 MAY 2018. The inaugural 2018 Diversity Showcase is a 6-day program that will provide a platform for directors, writers and actors who are underrepresented on Australia’s screens.

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2018 ADG Awards - SIMON BAKER WINS ADG AWARD FOR HIS FEATURE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT BREATH

Published 04/05/2018 20:00 AEST

The 2018 ADG Awards have just wrapped up in Melbourne and Simon Baker has won the most anticipated award of the night, the category of Best Direction of a Feature Film for his feature directorial debut Breath. Other winners included Larissa Behrendt for Best Direction of a Documentary Feature for After the Apology, and Fiona Banks, who won 2 ADG Awards for her work on Wentworth (Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Drama Series) and Mustangs FC (Esben Storm Award for Best Direction of a Children's TV or SVOD Drama).

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Ray Argall Announced as the Recipient of the ADG's Cecil Holmes Award

Published 27/04/2018 12:00 AEST

With only a week to go until the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards, the ADG has announced that this year they will present the prestigious Cecil Holmes Award to Ray Argall. The Cecil Holmes Award was first presented in 1995 and is presented by the ADG board to honour recipients who have advocated for the role of the director. Ray Argall is a highly respected director and cinematographer with a career that has spanned across four decades. He was the President of the Australian Directors’ Guild from 2006 to 2015.

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2018 ADG Awards Nominees are Announced

Published 10/04/2018 11:00 AEST

2018 ADG Awards Nominees are Announced! SIMON BAKER, JENNIFER PEEDOM, GREG MCLEAN AND KRIV STENDERS AMONGST THE NOMINEES FOR THE 2018 ADG AWARDS

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Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase - Directors Callout **EXTENDED DEADLINE** Friday, 18 May 2018

Published 04/04/2018 18:24 AEST

DIRECTOR CALLOUT: EQUITY FOUNDATION DIVERSITY SHOWCASE The Equity Foundation and the Equity Diversity Committee, with support from Screen Australia, the Australian Directors' Guild and our colleagues at the Australian Writers' Guild, are putting on its first Diversity Showcase - in response to Screen Australia’s 2016 report “Seeing Ourselves: Reflections on Diversity in Australian TV Drama.”

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Big names call for action to protect Australia’s screen culture

Published 27/03/2018 09:00 AEST

Dozens of Australia’s best-known and most successful actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and production crew – including 15 Oscar winners – have penned an open letter calling on the nation’s parliamentarians to protect the local screen industry and to act now to ensure it thrives into the future.

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DIRECTORS ELECT TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS TO THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD

Published 02/03/2018 15:55 AEST

Television and Feature Film director DAINA REID and documentary filmmaker ANNA BROINOWSKI have been elected to the ADG board.

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Jane Eakin to Shadow Direct an Episode of Street Smart for CJZ

Published 23/01/2018 15:00 AEST

Commercial director Jane Eakin has been selected by CJZ to direct an episode of Street Smart, a new comedy series with director Damian Davis as part of the ongoing Australian Directors’ Guild’s Shadow Directing program.

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2018 ADG Board Election Notice

Published 11/01/2018 11:00 AEST

Nominations are now open for two positions on the ADG Board.

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Sexual Harassment in the Screen Industry

Published 24/10/2017 10:00 AEST

The ADG recognises and acknowledges that sexual harassment and abuse are serious issues impacting the screen industry, including in Australia.

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