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We are the Australian Directors Guild
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) is a registered industry association representing the interests of film, television and digital media directors, documentary makers and animators throughout Australia.
We are a registered organisation under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, representing Australian Directors who are employees.
After a long campaign over many years by its members, the Guild was registered on the 4th of March 2015.
ADG works to promote excellence in screen direction, to encourage communication and collaboration between directors and others in the industry and to provide professional support for its members.
ADG is proud to represent the key creative elements of the Australian independent production sector, and maintains its high profile in a cultural and policy role by addressing issues affecting the industry from a broad perspective.
SHERPA - Trouble on EverestFriday 17 June 2016
Screening followed by Director Jennifer Peedom in conversation with Glendyn Ivin.
Friday 17th June, 7pm at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.
BROOKE GOLDFINCH and CATRIONA MCKENZIE announced as Director's Attachments on Sir Ridley Scott's ALIEN: COVENANTFriday 13th May 2016
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia announced today that Brooke Goldfinch and Catriona McKenzie have been chosen as the director’s attachments on Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Both Brooke and Catriona will be attached to the project for five weeks each while the production films in Australia. The Director’s Attachment Scheme is an incentive program funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG for emerging directors to develop their craft.
SHERPA, TANNA AND PETER ALLEN – NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR AMONGST THE WINNERS AT THE 2016 ADG AWARDSFriday 6th May 2016
Jennifer Peedom has won Best Direction in a Documentary Feature at this evening’s Australian Directors Guild Awards in Melbourne, in the same week as her film SHERPA passed $1 million at the local box office.
Hosted by Nazeem Hussain, the awards honoured the outstanding work over the past year of Australian directors working in film, television, music and advertising.
SUE BROOKS AND JOHN HUGHES TO BE PRESENTED WITH LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS AT THIS WEEK’S ADG AWARDSMonday 2nd May 2016
The Australian Directors Guild Awards take place this Friday at the Sofitel on Collins in Melbourne and the ADG have announced that this year they will present Sue Brooks and John Hughes with prestigious Lifetime Memberships.
The people who make Australia's favourite film and TV shows have called on the Prime Minister to work with them to "future-proof" Australia's screen industry.Monday 2nd May 2016
The industry wants to ensure that Australians continue to see themselves reflected in screen content across all platforms into the future. That means confronting head-on the challenges of changing technology, copyright law and open world markets.
THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD ANNOUNCE THE PRESENTERS & BROADCAST PARTNER FOR THE 2016 AWARDSThursday 28th April 2016
With just over a week to go until the 2016 Awards, the Australian Directors Guild have revealed a line-up of some of the Australian screen industry’s most respected figures as presenters at this year’s ceremony. Fred Schepisi, Lisa McCune, Catherine McClements, Lucy Honigman, Mark Coles Smith, Anna McGahan, Damian Walshe-Howling, Ray Meagher, Craig Monahan and Spencer McLaren will be amongst the presenters who will hand out the prestigious awards.
SUE BROOKS, GEOFFREY NOTTAGE AND LAWYERS MICHAEL FRANKEL AND GREG DUFFY TO BE CELEBRATED AT THE 2016 ADG AWARDSTuesday 26th April 2016
Three Special Awards will be presented at this year's ADG Awards - The Finders Award, The Michael Carson Award and The Cecil Holmes Award.
Sue Brooks is the recipient of the prestigious Finders Award for her film LOOKING FOR GRACE. The Finders Award is a partnership between the ADG and the Directors Guild of America.
Jen Peedom is well-known for her gripping, intimate portraits of people in extreme circumstances.
Her credits include the internationally renowned documentaries MIRACLE ON EVEREST, LIVING THE END and SOLO, which played in the Official Selection of major documentary festivals including IDFA and Sheffield and won numerous awards including an AFI for Best Documentary.
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Phillip Noyce was born in Griffith, New South Wales, attended high school at Barker College, Sydney, and began making short films at the age of 18, starting with Better to Reign in Hell, using his friends as the cast. At the moment Noyce is directing The Wonga Coup for producer Jeremy Thomas, from a script by Steven Knight.
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David Michôd is a writer and actor, known for Animal Kingdom (2010), The Rover (2014) and Hesher (2010).
'Animal Kingdom' changed my life. It meant for me that I didn't have to work out what movie I was going to make next. I had to work out how to work. I went from having no options to a thousand.
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Kate Dennis is known for her work on Offspring (2010), The Alice (2004) and Twisted Tales (1996). She is also a director of network, cable and premium cable television drama and comedy with pilots and episodes to her credit. Kate’s directing work includes Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Rake (series 2 & 3), Time of Our Lives, The Secret Life of Us, Twisted Tales, MDA and Rush, to name a few.
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