AWG/ADG ScreenPlay Reading - Out of Nowhere
Screenplay by Matthew Barker, directed by Corrie Chen
Ed and Kelvin meet at rehab following separate accidents; Ed from a car accident after he found his boyfriend cheating on him, and Kelvin from a footy injury. At first, Ed has no idea that Kelvin is a Brownlow Medal winner. And while Ed is openly gay, Kelvin’s profile as one of the ALFs’ top players means their relationship must be kept behind closed doors, no matter the torment it causes both of them.
Winner of the Australian Writers’ Guild, 'What's Love Got To Do With It?' Screenwriting Competition, the AWG and ADG are proud to present Out of Nowhere. From the screenplay written by Matthew Barker, the reading directed by Corrie Chen will be presented as a rehearsed reading, followed by feedback and consultation with the audience.
When: Wednesday 27 November, 7:00pm to 9.00pm
Where: Auspicious Incubator, 228 Bank Street, South Melbourne
Cost: $5 AWG/ADG members, $10 guests
Bookings: via the AWG website (ADG members please call AWG National office to receive member price)
This is the second in the series of ScreenPlay readings, a new initiative by the Australian Writers' Guild and the Australian Directors' Guild. Readings of AWG writers' work will be directed by ADG members. The aim is to develop scripts and skills, and to build networks between our memberships.
From scene to screen: the Drama of filmmaking
This short hands-on course in screen direction runs over 4 Sundays late August thru September.
The course kicks off with an inspired session from feature/TVC director Stephen Lance, then the following week ACS winner DOP Aron Leong looks at camera coverage. In the last two sessions participant’s one to two-page scenes will be read by professional actors and camera coverage deconstructed under the guidance of feature/TV director Evan Clarry. These sessions also include a segment on script breakdown, looking at beats and units of action with award winning actor Sally McKenzie.
Sunday 25th August
Sunday 8th September
Sunday 15th September
Sunday 22nd September
Sundays 10.30am to 4.30pm
Participants: ADG Members $300 (plus GST)
Non Members $350 (plus GST)
Student Participants: QUT Students $150 (plus GST)
Other Students $175 (plus GST)
Observers: $200 (plus GST)
9246 - Talking Pictures - Resistance = Futile? The Activist Film in Australia
What is the state of Australia’s activist filmmaking? Join filmmakers David Bradbury (On Borrowed Time, A Hard Rain), Jeff Daniels (The 10 Conditions of Love, MIFF 2009), Alex Kelly (Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji, Queen of the Desert) and Kitty Green (Ukraine is not a Brothel), who made headlines after her arrest in Belarus, as they speak with documentary filmmaker John Hughes to find out about the future of local film as protest, and the difference between – to apply some Godard – "making political films, and making films politically".
Date: Wednesday 31st July
Venue: The Wheeler Centre
For more information please visit http://tix.miff.com.au/s_TalkingPicturesResistanceFutileTheActivistFilminAustralia.htm
Meet the Filmmaker: Kriv Stenders
Kriv is best known for his highly successful Red Dog. Kriv was also the recipient of the ADG Finders Award in 2008 for his feature film Boxing Day.
Chaired by West Australian Director, Melanie Rodriga.
Join us for a Q&A with Kriv Stenders.
A working director for many years. Recently he has focused on making feature films, working independently before the international and commercial success of Red Dog.
How does an independent director make, or manage, the leap to commercial success?
What is the director’s role in keeping a feature film on track, and on vision?
What is the process when defining the style of the film?
Why Western Australia? Does the outback tale, like Red Dog have a worldwide audience? Why, and how?
Is a director an artist? Or a business-leader?... the screen industry is different to any other—How do we define ourselves? and how can we be most effective in our work as creative practitioners?
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia have launched the Director’s Attachment Scheme, a new industry incentive for emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG, the scheme will provide three director’s attachments annually, beginning with director Kriv Stenders’ new film Kill Me Three Times to be filmed in Western Australia.
This event is proudly supported by ScreenWest and Lotterywest.
Thursday 20 June 2013, 6:30 - 8.00pm
Northbridge Piazza Community Room
upstairs, entrance behind the Northbridge Piazza Screen,
cnr Lake and James Sts, Northbridge, 6003 WA
FREE ENTRY RSVP
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org include ‘YOUR SURNAME – Kriv Stenders’ in the subject header of the email. Please RSVP by Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Director in Conversation
An in-depth conversation between a special guest Official Competition filmmaker and Australian writer/director Cate Shortland (Lore, Somersault).
Cate Shortland released her debut feature film Somersault in 2004 to great acclaim. The film was selected for Un Certain Regard at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Her highly acclaimed second feature Lore had its Australian premiere at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival. The film was selected as Australia's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®.
A co-presentation with the Australian Directors Guild
Wednesday 12 June, 6:30 - 8.00pm
Theatrette, Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall
483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)
NOTE: The previously scheduled guest speaker for this event, Čalin Peter Netzer, is unable to attend the festival. We apologise for any inconvenience.
2013 Music Industry Sundowner Series
WAM and APRA|AMCOS in association with the Australian Directors Guild of WA announce the third instalment of the 2013 Music Industry Sundowner Series, taking place on Monday 10 June at the Rosemount Hotel from 6pm to 7.30pm.
This session will focus on the visual element of music consumption and how crucial music video has become to any promotional campaign, its application to digital marketing, the production costs involved and the access to funding.
Moderated by Justine Smith (ADG WA), we have invited the crème de la crème of local directors with Ben Young (videos for Drapht, Voltaire Twins, Emperors), Andrew Nowrojee (videos for San Cisco, Felicity Groom, Mama Kin) and Steven Aaron Hughes (Blue Forest Media, Usurper of Modern Medicine).
Moderator: Justine Smith (ADGWA)
Presenters: Ben Young, Andrew Nowrojee, Steven Aaron Hughes
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm, with networking time after the session
Venue: The Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
Cost: Free for WAM members who RSVP before midnight Sunday 9 June via email@example.com or (08) 9227 7962
$10 general admission for non-members or unregistered members at door.
APRA members will need to contact their relevant organisation to register.
Finding your perfect match: Relationship between the director and cinematographer
The relationship between the Director and the Cinematographer has often been likened to a creative 'marriage'. Like any successful relationship it takes commitment, respect, trust and understanding. This forum will explore some of the traits essential for successful creative collaborations, as well as techniques to get the best out of each other. Featuring collaborators Natasha Pincus and Warwick Field. Moderated by Victoria Goodyear.
Presented by Australian Directors Guild and Australian Cinematographers Society
Under the covers of the Director/Editor relationship
Director Martin Scorsese and Editor Thelma Schoonmaker
Director Steven Spielberg and Editor Michael Kahn
Director Clint Eastwood and Editor Joel Cox
Director Francis Ford Coppola and Editor Walter Murch
These Director/Editor couples have been together for more than thirty years and have produced some of the most memorable films in cinema history. What is it that makes a Director/Editor relationship so enduring? What is the glue that binds them, who really holds the sharpened scissors and what does go on in the dim light of the edit suite?
Join us in a forum discussion lead by Director James Bogle (In The Winter Dark, Closed For Winter), Director Franco di Chiera (Big Mamma's Boy), Editor Meredith Watson Jeffrey (Blame, The Shark Net), Editor Lawrie Silvestrin ASE (Serangoon Road)
Saturday 18th May 2013Download event PDF
4pm to 6pm
266 William Street
In conversation with Garth Davis
In 2012 Garth Davis co-directed the chilling six hour mini series TOP OF THE LAKE with Jane Campion, which has received overwhelmingly positive reviews.
Garth’s drama experience also includes the highly acclaimed series LOVE MY WAY, and his short film ALICE received the Dendy Award. Garth's commercials are some of the most memorable and acknowledged. His experience encompasses many international and local productions and his work has been recognised around the world.
Join us to discover Garth Davis’s journey from directing highly successful commercials into toprating drama.
Wednesday 15 May 2013Download event PDF
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Victorian College of the Arts
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank
Entrance via Grant St (Tram stop 17)
ADG Members FREE
Current VCA Students FREE, All Other Students $5
Actor phobia: The 5 day cure
A five day introduction to directing actors in film and television with Stephen WallaceDownload workshop PDF
Workshop with Tom Zubrycki
Directing & producing workshop.Download workshop PDF