Australian Directors' Guild
11.45 - 12.30 | RIGHTS, REPRESENTATION & RESIDUALS
Lawyer, Greg Duffy joins agent, Jennifer Naughton and ASDACS’, Debra Jackson on this business-focused panel and Q&A session which will provide practical real-world insight into effective representation and key contract terms including director’s rates, authorship & moral rights, retransmission rights and streamer residuals.
Moderator: Alaric McAusland
Greg Duffy is a Partner of the Media, Entertainment and Intellectual Property legal practice, Frankel Lawyers, which represents and advises the ADG, as well as many individual Directors and creative artists.
Jennifer Naughton is Partner, Head of Literary at RGM Artists Pty Ltd providing creative strategy and leadership to the development of scripted content with creators, writers, directors, and producers working across film, television, publishing, podcasts and the occasional comedy tour.
Deb Jackson is the Executive Director of the Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society (ASDACS). Having worked in the Australian film and television sector for organisations such as the NFSA, AFTRS and Screen Australia Deb has experience in a wide range of areas including documentary contracting, marketing, distribution, strategy and governance. Deb holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Film Studies major from Sydney University, completed a documentary film making scholarship with Metro Screen and has guest lectured at UNSW Design and Arts (formally COFA).
WARWICK YOUNG - Moderator
Warwick completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at Queensland University of Technology before he trained as an actor at the University of Southern Queensland. In 2013 he completed an MSA – Directing, at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), upon graduation he was awarded the prestigious European Union Film Award and his film Stuffed, won Best Foreign Film at the 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival, received a nomination for an ADG Award, an AACTA award nomination in the Social Shorts category, and for which Warwick was nominated for a 2017 Best New Filmmakers LA Award.
Warwick’s work has screened in official competition in multiple international film festivals and obtained several awards; including Best Student Film at the 2014 UK Film Festival; the Rising Talent Award at the Down Under Berlin Film Festival; the Antipodes program of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival; and runner up for the Nicolas Baudin Prize for Best Short Film at the 2015 Saint-Tropez Film Festival.
As a screen actor Warwick’s film credits include Wolverine, Superman Returns, The Great Raid, Beneath Hill 60 and Evicted: A Modern Romance. His television credits include All Saints, Small Claims, Water Rats, Sea Patrol, Rescue Special Ops, Rake, Carlotta and The Killing Field. Warwick is also an experienced theatre actor.
Warwick was selected as a member of the ADG Delegation to attend Screen Forever 2019 and is the current NSW Chapter Head of the ADG.