ADG and SPA Partnership
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) in partnership with Screen Producers Australia (SPA) today announced that a delegation of up to 19 Australian directors will attend SCREEN FOREVER in Melbourne, 20 - 22 November.
Supported by state funding agencies Screenwest, Create NSW, Film Victoria and South Australian Film Corporation, the directors will join the SPA “Ones to Watch” undertaking a special program of panel discussions, workshops and networking events to allow them full engagement with the conference and an opportunity to meet producers and production companies. All the directors attending will be presenting the projects they have developed that are ready for production at SPA CONNECT.
“This is something we have been discussing with SPA and different production companies for some time and it is great to see it come to fruition. It enables directors who have been developing projects to partner with producers and production companies and also showcases the immense directing talent we have in this country,” said Kingston Anderson CEO of the Australian Directors Guild.
“SPA CONNECT at SCREEN FOREVER evolves each year to support targeted creative and business partnerships across all aspects of the producing mix. This year we are delighted to be working with the ADG and other industry elevator programs to connect producers directly with directors and other creatives. With over $99 million worth of deals done at SCREEN FOREVER last year, we look forward to being inspired by the productions given seed at SCREEN FOREVER 2018.” said Matthew Deaner CEO of the Screen Producers Association.
The directors will be drawn from all over Australia with the support of their state agencies which will ensure a diverse and nationally represented group of directors. The program will include:
  • first access to roundtables and READY, STEADY PITCH!;
  • special networking events;
  • a dedicated round table in SPA CONNECT;
  • various public sessions and exclusive sessions with the SPA “Ones to Watch”; plus
  • access to all the session at the conference including social functions.
To apply for the program, directors will need to go to the ADG website and fill out the online application. Applications close at midnight on Friday 19 October and successful applicants will be notified at the end of the following week.

Online application forms can be accessed here.

For more information contact the Australian Directors Guild on T: 02 9555 7045 / E: 
The program is supported by Create NSW, Film Victoria, Screenwest and South Australian Film Corporation