Alex Proyas joins Kimble Rendall 'In Conversation' at ADG Conference
In what is set to be one of the most compelling sessions of the upcoming Australian Directors Guild (ADG) conference, it was confirmed today that internationally acclaimed Australian director Alex Proyas will join Kimble Rendall "In Conversation".Download Press Release
Second attachment named for Director's Attachment Scheme
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced that director Stephen McCallum will be the second recipient of the Director's Attachment Scheme, an industry incentive program funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG to help emerging feature film directors develop their craft. Stephen will be attached to Tony Ayres on his next feature film Cut Snake, which begins filming in Victoria later this year.
Stephen began his filmmaking career in Western Australia as a music video director, where he was twice awarded the WAMi and WA Screen Award for best clip. He graduated from AFTRS in 2011 with a Graduate Diploma in Directing, winning the FOXTEL Scholarship for Exceptional New Talent and the AFTRS European Union Travelling Scholarship. Since graduating Stephen has directed several commercials including the marriage equality advert It's Time for GetUp, which was voted AdNews' viral of the year and has had over 8,000,000 hits on YouTube. He has directed several short films that have screened around the world, including the brutal colonial thriller Inferno, which won the Gold Plaque for Best Student Cinematography at this year's national Australian Cinematographers Society awards. Stephen has garnered a reputation for creating dynamic stories with a distinctive voice and strong artistic vision. He has multiple long form projects in development.Download Press Release
First attachment named for Directors Attachment Scheme
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced that West Australian director Grant Sputore will be the first attachment under the newly created 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 on feature films.
Grant is the director of a number of award wining commercials, music videos and short films. Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Grant studied at Curtin University before co-founding The Penguin Empire immediately after his graduation in 2006. In the intervening years The Penguin Empire has grown to become Western Australia’s leading television commercial production company. Grant’s commercial directing career to date has been short but highly awarded. His work has been a finalist at AWARD (Australia’s most prestigious advertising award show), repeatedly selected as best of the year and a Cannes contender in Campaign Brief and won multiple awards at various Australian advertising award shows. He’s previously been selected as one of the top 25 filmmaking talents to watch as part of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards and his critically acclaimed short film Legacy has screened at film festivals around the world.Download Press Release
Winners of the Australian Directors Guild Awards announced
Women directors have taken out several top honours at the 2013 Australian Directors Guild Awards with Cate Shortland winning Best Direction in a Feature Film for LORE, Rachel Perkins winning for Best Direction in a TV Drama Series for REDFERN NOW (Pretty Boy Blue) and Jessica Hobbs winning for Best Direction in a TV Mini Series for DEVIL’S DUST (Parts 1 & 2).
Jessica Redenbach took out the Award for Best Direction in a Short Film for TENDER, Jennifer Peedom for Best Direction in a Documentary Series for LIFE AT 7, Grace McKenzie for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature for AUDREY OF THE ALPS and Madeleine Parry for Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone) for MEATWORK.
Other winners are:
* Glendyn Ivin — Best Direction in a Telemovie – for BEACONSFIELD
* Daniel Nettheim Esben Storm Award — Best Direction in a Children’s TV Program – for DANCE ACADEMY Series 2, Ep 25 “The Second”
* Nash Edgerton — Best Direction in a Music Video – for DUQUESNE WHISTLE
* Adrian Goodman — Best Direction in a Student Film – for WAKEY WAKEY
* David Gould — Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial – for HOME AND AWAY EP 5438
* Dario Russo — Best Direction in a TV Comedy – for DANGER 5
* David Barker — Best Direction in a Cross Platform Project – for BAD REALITY
* Tim Bullock — for Best Direction in a TV Commercial – for FLATTIES
* Christiaan Van Vuuren and Connor Van Vuuren — Best Direction in an Original Online Project – for BONDI HIPSTERS
A special award, acknowledging the career achievement of a First Assistant Director, was also presented to industry favourite Jamie Leslie.
The ADG Awards were hosted by Adam Zwar, other screen luminaries who attended included Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Susie Porter and Denise Roberts who were among the presenters at the 2013 ADG Awards, hosted the Awards.
The annual ADG Awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 17 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music and advertising.
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The nation’s top screen directors gather for ADG awards – Friday May 3
The cream of Australian directing talent will attend the 2013 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards, to be presented in Sydney this Friday May 3. The Awards Ceremony will be held at Hoyts Cinema, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, with a sit-down dinner to follow at nearby Trackdown Studios.Download Press Release
Second film announced for Director's Attachment Scheme: Cut Snake directed by Tony Ayres
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced the second film for 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. The second attachment for 2013 will be with director Tony Ayres on Matchbox Pictures’ upcoming feature film Cut Snake, to be filmed in Victoria.Download Press Release
New Director's Attachment Scheme launched with Kriv Stenders' Kill Me Three Times
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today 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.Download Press Release
Screen Industry Unified In Call For Media Regulation Quid Pro Quo
The Australian screen production industry has united to support comments made today by Independent MP, the Hon Rob Oakeshott, calling for effective local content measures in the Government's response to the convergence review.Download Press Release
The ADG condemns the inclusion of a non-director in the best director of a television show category at the AACTA awards
The 2nd AACTA Awards have announced that a Executive Producer from a reality style show will be in competition with three drama directors at next years AACTA Awards. The category "Best Direction in Television" pits three drama directors against an Executive Producer from a non-drama show. The ADG strongly condemns this disrespect of the drama director's profession.Download Press Release
Australian Directors shocked by the lack of support from the Federal Government for Australian content
The Federal Government has given the Australian free-to-air (FTA) networks another free ride with a cut in their license fee by hundreds of millions of dollars while providing no real new content for Australia's new digital network.Download Press Release
Winners announced in the 2012 in the 2012 Australian Directors' Guild awards
The winners of the Australian Directors' Guild Awards for 2012 were announced last Friday night at a ceremony in Sydney, which also celebrated the ADG's 30th anniversary.Download Press Release
The Chaser to host 2012 ADG Awards
The Chaser's Craig Reucassel and Chris Taylor have been confirmed as hosts of the Australian Directors Guild Awards, to be held on Friday May 11 at Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney.Download Press Release