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  • ADG AWARDS 2016 TO BE BROADCAST ON AURORA CHANNEL ON FOXTEL FOR THE FIRST TIME

    Thursday 26th May 2016

    The Australian Directors Guild Awards ceremony, held earlier this month in Melbourne, is to be broadcast for the first time.

    The Awards will be broadcast on the Aurora Channel, on the Foxtel platform, this Sunday 29th May at 8pm. There will be three further broadcasts scheduled.

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  • SHERPA, TANNA AND PETER ALLEN – NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR AMONGST THE WINNERS AT THE 2016 ADG AWARDS

    Friday 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. Other winners included Bentley Dean and Martin Butler who won Best Direction in a Feature Film for TANNA, the stunning film made in collaboration with the Yakel people of Tanna, Vanuatu.

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  • SUE BROOKS AND JOHN HUGHES TO BE PRESENTED WITH LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS AT THIS WEEK’S ADG AWARDS

    Monday 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.

    “Both John Hughes and Sue Brooks have been long time supporters of the ideals and principles of the Australian Directors Guild. Both have served on boards at varying stages of their careers," said Kingston Anderson CEO of the ADG. “It is for this reason that the ADG wants to recognise this dedication and support with Lifetime Memberships.”

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  • 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 Australian Screen Industry urges bipartisan support from the major political parties committing their support to the development and implementation of a holistic industry policy framework that focuses on supporting the industry into the future.

    This bipartisan support would allow the industry to continue to be a significant contributor to Australia’s culture and economy while fostering excellence in the Australian Screen Industry.

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  • THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD ANNOUNCE THE PRESENTERS & BROADCAST PARTNER FOR THE 2016 AWARDS

    Thursday 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. The annual awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Friday 6 May hosted by Nazeem Hussain.

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  • SUE BROOKS, GEOFFREY NOTTAGE AND LAWYERS MICHAEL FRANKEL AND GREG DUFFY TO BE CELEBRATED AT THE 2016 ADG AWARDS

    Tuesday 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, where an Australian film, which is yet to secure US distribution, is selected to screen in Los Angeles and New York to key industry figures, including distributors. Last year's winner Craig Monahan will return to the Awards to present Sue Brooks with her award. LOOKING FOR GRACE was released in January 2016 by Palace Films and starred Radha Mitchell, Richard Roxburgh and Odessa Young.

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  • NAZEEM HUSSAIN ANNOUNCED AS HOST OF THE ADG AWARDS 2016

    Tuesday 29th March 2016

    Nominees will be announced mid April

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    The Australian Directors Guild is thrilled to reveal that this years ADG Awards will be hosted by comedian, writer and activist Nazeem Hussain, star and creator of the critically acclaimed TV show Legally Brown (SBS), which was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy at the 2015 Logie Awards.

    A familiar voice on the airwaves, Nazeem is regularly heard on Triple J and NOVA’s Meshel & Tommy. He has been seen on The Project (Ten), It’s a Date (ABC), Balls of Steel Australia (The Comedy Channel), Studio Ten, (Ten) and Q & A (ABC). Last year Nazeem’s debut solo show, which sold out around Australia and Europe (including a season at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre), was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Comedy.

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  • ADG AWARDS 2016 ONLY 5 MORE DAYS TO SUBMIT EXTENDED DEADLINE MARCH 4

    Monday 29th February 2016

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) has extended the entry deadline to the Awards until Friday March 4.

    To be eligible for the Awards, all work must have screened publically for the first time between July 1, 2014 and December 31st, 2015, except for student films where the project needs only to have been completed within these dates.

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  • 2016 ADG Awards - venue announced and DEADLINE approaching fast (entries close February 14th)

    Thursday 28th January 2016

    The ADG has announced that this year’s ADG Awards will be held once again in Melbourne at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins Friday 6th May. This is the second time that the Awards have been held outside of Sydney.

    “The ADG board has been keen to move the awards to provide opportunities for our Victorian members to attend and with the support of Film Victoria this has been made possible” said CEO Kingston Anderson.

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  • 2016 ADG Awards Early Birds are closing SOON!

    Sunday 27th December 2015

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  • NEW AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD BOARD ELECTED

    Tuesday 1st December 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild today announced the appointment of its 2015-2016 board members resulting from the Annual General Meeting held in Sydney on Saturday 28th November. The ADG Board is comprised of members working as directors across feature film, television, documentary and digital content.

    “The ADG is excited to announce the election of a new board under our new status as a registered organisation,” said CEO, Kingston Anderson. “We are also very excited to announce the new President of the ADG will be Samantha Lang. Samantha replaces long time serving President Ray Argall who will remain on the board as the new Secretary.”

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  • 2016 ADG Awards opening for submissions soon

    Friday 20th November 2015

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  • ADG PROPOSES 50% QUOTA FOR WOMEN DIRECTORS

    Tuesday 27th October 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) has proposed a quota be set on Screen Australia Production Funding allocating 50% to projects directed by women.

    The ADG has also called on state screen agencies and the ABC to support the initiative.

    The ADG’s President Ray Argall said today: “The screen industry has been funded by the Federal Government for more than four decades for reasons of cultural representation, economic stimulus, and professional development and innovation. Across all these criteria the current funding is not being shared in a representative way. The ADG is concerned with diversity of all types, but is particularly concerned with the dramatic lack of equity in the funding of women and, in particular, female directors.”

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  • AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD APPOINTED RELEVANT UNION FOR CONSULTATION ON 420 VISAS FOR SCREEN DIRECTORS

    Friday 9th October 2015

    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has appointed the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) as the relevant union to be consulted when applying for 420 Visas for foreign screen directors. This follows the ADG becoming a registered union under the Fair Work Act earlier this year.

    The Migration Regulations require that all 420 Visa applicants consult with the “relevant union” for the proposed activity. The ADG’s status as a union means it is now the “relevant union” for screen directors. This covers all screen directors including for television commercials, music videos, documentaries, feature films, television drama, etc.  Previously the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) played this role.

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  • AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD TO HOST EVENTS WITH ACCLAIMED US TV DIRECTOR THOMAS SCHLAMME

    Monday 21 September 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG), in association with the Directors Guild of America, will host two MEET THE DIRECTOR events in November with Thomas Schlamme, the acclaimed US television director and producer. Recognised for his ground-breaking work on US television dramas, Thomas Schlamme is credited with creating the look of such hit series as The West Wing, Spin City, The Larry Sanders Show, Boston Public and Parenthood.

    Thomas Schlamme’s long lasting and productive collaboration with writer Aaron Sorkin led to them directing and executive producing three shows together:  The West Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 and he has also directed multiple episodes of Mad About You, Friends, Ally McBeal, The Practice, Chicago Hope and ER. He has won three DGA Awards, having been nominated eight times, and has won 9 Emmy Awards.

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  • Beth Armstrong announced as director’s attachment on Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge to be shot in Australia

    Monday 21 September 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced director Beth Armstrong as the attachment to Mel Gibson, as part of the Director’s Attachment Scheme, an industry incentive program funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG for emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Beth will be attached to Mel Gibson on his upcoming feature film Hacksaw Ridge, a Cosmos Filmed Entertainment and Cross Creek Pictures production, produced by Pandemonium Films’ Bill Mechanic, Permut Productions’ David Permut as well as Bruce Davey and Paul Currie.  

    Over 125 applications were received for Hacksaw Ridge, the highest number of applications ever received since the scheme started several years ago.

    “The talent and calibre of applicants for The Directors Attachment Scheme were extremely impressive, making the decision a very hard one.” said Mechanic “This emphasises the incredible artistry and potential of up and coming filmmakers here in Australia, and we are so thrilled to have Beth as part of the Hacksaw Ridge team.”

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  • Australian screen directors protest against Screenrights’ policy to undermine directors’ royalty payments

    Tuesday 08 September 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Australian Screen Directors Authorship Society (ASDACS) have criticised Screenrights, the multimillion dollar organisation established to collect and distribute statutory royalty payments for film and television makers, for its recent introduction of a policy that undermines Australian and foreign screen directors entitlements to royalty payments.

    Kingston Anderson, CEO of ADG and ASDACS said, “We’re horrified that Screenrights would ignore the clear royalty entitlements of screen directors, particularly those in Australia who struggle to earn an average income.”

    On 1 September 2015, Screenrights unilaterally introduced its Express Dispute Resolution Policy (EDRP) for the handling of disputes relating to royalty payments for film and television. It applies where both the director and producer are claiming royalties for the retransmission of television programs for example.

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  • Kelli Cross announced as director’s attachment on Rachel Perkin’s Jasper Jones to be shot in Western Australia

    Monday 07 September 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced director Kelli Cross as an indigenous feature film attachment for 2015, as part of the Director’s Attachment Scheme, an industry incentive program funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG for emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Kelli Cross will be attached to Rachel Perkins on her upcoming feature film, Jasper Jones, a Bucktin Productions production, which will begin production in Perth in September.

    Kelli Cross said, “I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be attached to Rachel. This is a fantastic opportunity with an experienced director of great sensibility and attention to detail to absorb and learn from."

    Cross has directed a number of short drama films and documentaries including “One Fine Day” and “Rainforest WarriorZ” which screened on ABC1. Her films have screened at various festivals such as ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival, Flickerfest and Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

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  • Nora Niasari announced as TV Director’s Attachment on Matchbox Pictures Production "Secret City"

    Monday 10 August 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Matchbox Pictures and Screen Australia today announced director Nora Niasari as the attachment to Emma Freeman on the Matchbox TV series "SECRET CITY" for FOXTEL. The industry incentive program is funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG for emerging directors to develop their craft.

    Nora Niasari said, "I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be chosen as Emma Freeman's attachment on this exciting production. This a great opportunity to move into directing for television and learn from such a talented director."

    Nora Niasari started directing several years ago and recently graduated with a Masters of Film & Television from the VCA with a number of successful short films including her most recent The Phoenix (Simorgh) which was nominated for Best Direction in a Student Film at the 2015 ADG Awards and was selected for the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival's Accelerator Program.

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  • Director’s Attachment announced as Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE

    Monday 20 July 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced a director’s attachment for MEL GIBSON’S upcoming feature Hacksaw Ridge which is filming in Australia in October.

    “We are pleased to announce this attachment on our first international film directed by Academy Award winning director MEL GIBSON,” said ADG Executive Director Kingston Anderson. “This is the first time we have been able to offer an attachment on a film of this size.”

    Screen Australia’s Head of Production Sally Caplan said, " This is a wonderful scheme and the attachment to Hacksaw Ridge a particularly extraordinary opportunity. Thanks to all for making this happen"

    Executive Producer James Vernon said “The whole creative team is excited about having a talented Australian emerging director joint the Hacksaw Ridge cast and crew on this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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  • ADG Director’s Attachment for TV Drama announced on Matchbox Pictures Production “Secret City”

    Monday 20 July 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Matchbox Pictures and Screen Australia today announced the first ADG Directors attachment for television drama on the Matchbox Production of SECRET CITY. Experienced TV Drama Director Emma Freeman will be directing the series.

    About SECRET CITY:
    “Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger –!including her own.”

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  • The Babadook, Jack Irish and Devil’s Playground amongst the winners at the 2015 ADG Awards

    Friday 08 May 2015

    The success of THE BABADOOK continues with Jennifer Kent winning Best Direction in a Feature Film at the 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards. The Awards celebrated the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 15 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music video and advertising. Other winners included Tony Krawitz for Best Direction in a TV Mini Series for DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (episode 5) and Matthew Saville for Best Direction in a TV Comedy for PLEASE LIKE ME.

    The Awards took place earlier this evening at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and were hosted by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor. Jackie Woodburne and Alan Fletcher were at the ceremony to help mark the 30th Anniversary of Neighbours and were joined by fellow cast members Ariel Kaplan and Harley Bonner who were presenters, along with Robert Connolly, Nadine Garner, Sigrid Thornton and Denise Roberts.

    In the documentary categories, Amin Palangi won the Best Direction in a Documentary Feature Award for LOVE MARRIAGE IN KABUL and Kelrick Martin won Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone) for PRISON SONGS, while episode 2 of CHANGING MINDS won Best Direction in a Documentary Series for Cian O’Clery.

    In the TV categories Best Direction in a Telemovie went to Jeffrey Walker for JACK IRISH: DEAD POINT. Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial went to HOME AND AWAY (Episode 6051) and its director Scott Hartford-Davis and THE CODE (series 1, episode 4) won Best Direction in a TV Drama Series for Shawn Seet. There were two winners in the Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in a Children’s TV Program; Cate McQuillen for GET GRUBBY TV and Craig Irvin for Nowhere Boys (series 2, episode 7).

    Best Direction in a TV Commercial was won by Jessie Oldfield and Adam Murfet for LIFE THROUGH WOOL and Victoria Cocks won the Best Direction in an Original Online Project Award for WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE.

    The clip for Fractures’ IT’S ALRIGHT was the recipient of Best Direction in a Music Video for Matthew Chuang and Genevieve Clay-Smith won Best Direction in a Student Film for her work on I AM EMMANUEL.

    This year, the ADG presented both the Michael Carson Award and the ADG/DGA Finders Award. The recipients of both awards had previously been revealed, with Chris Langman at the Awards to celebrate his many achievements with the Michael Carson Award and Craig Monahan was the recipient of the ADG/DGA Finders Award for HEALING.

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  • Call out for ADG director’s attachment on Playmaker Media’s Love Child

    Tuesday 28 April 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Playmaker Media and Screen Australia announce the second ADG director’s attachment for television drama on the Playmaker production of Love Child. The successful applicant will attach to experienced TV drama director Geoff Bennett, who will direct episodes 7 and 8 of the third series.

    The Director’s Attachment Scheme (DAS) is an industry incentive for emerging feature film and television drama directors to develop their craft. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG, the scheme will provide six director’s attachments in 2015. Participating companies for 2015 are Playmaker Media, FremantleMedia, Screentime, Jonathan M Shiff Productions and Matchbox Pictures.

    “We are again partnering with Playmaker on their period drama Love Child. This will be one of six attachments we will run with our participating production partners and Screen Australia,” said ADG Executive Director, Kingston Anderson. “This is a unique opportunity for a new director to enter the TV drama directing world.”

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  • Australian Directors Guild Reveal the Presenters for the 2015 Awards

    Tuesday 28 April 2015

    • Final chance to purchase tickets as ceremony draws near
    • Awards take place in Melbourne on Friday 8 May
    • The Chaser’s Chris Taylor to host event

    The Australian Directors Guild Awards take place next week and several of the presenters for the ceremony have been revealed. In its 30th year, two of Neighbours longest serving cast members Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne, will celebrate by discussing their time on the show before honouring the 87 directors who have worked on the program. Two newer members of the Neighbours cast, Ariel Kaplan and Harley Bonner will also be in attendance as presenters.

    Other presenters include Robert Connolly, Nadine Garner, Sigrid Thornton and Denise Roberts. Well-known industry figure Stuart Menzies will present the Michael Carson Award to Chris Langman and Ray Argall, the President of the ADG, will present the ADG/DGA Finders Award to Craig Monahan for his film Healing.

    It’s also the last opportunity to buy tickets for the Awards - tickets to the Awards Ceremony & Dinner or Ceremony only are available at www.adg.org.au.

    The ADG Awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 15 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music video and advertising. The Award winners will be announced on Friday 8 May at an Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner, hosted by Chris Taylor, at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

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  • Australian Directors Guild announces the recipient of the Michael Carson Award

    Friday 24 April 2015

    This year the Australian Directors Guild will present the Michael Carson Award for Excellence in Television Drama Direction. The Michael Carson Award recognises excellence in the craft of television drama direction and Chris Langman has been selected to receive the honour at the upcoming Australian Directors Guild Awards.

    Chris Langman is one of Australia’s most respected and prolific directors. He has directed many of Australia’s most successful TV shows including Neighbours, Blue Heelers and The Flying Doctors.

    “We are very pleased that we can present the Michael Carson Award for TV Drama Directing at a time when TV drama in Australia is of such a high quality” said Kingston Anderson, CEO of the Australian Directors Guild. “Chris Langman is one of the industry’s veterans whose CV reads like a history of drama over the past 30 years."

    In 2006 director Michael Carson was to receive an Award for Excellence at the annual ASDA Dinner. Sadly, he passed away prior to his award being presented, so the Award was renamed in his honour. The Award has previously been presented to Peter Andrikidis (2007), Kate Woods (2008), Ken Cameron (2009) and Tony Tilse (2010).

    Ray Argall, the Chair of the ADG will present the award to Chris Langman at the ADG Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner on Friday 8 May at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. This year’s ADG Awards will be hosted by Chris Taylor and additional presenters will be revealed soon.

    Tickets are available at www.adg.org.au.

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  • Australian Directors Guild Announces the Recipient of the 2015 ADG/DGA Finders Award

    Thursday 23 April 2015

    Director Craig Monahan has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious ADG/DGA Finders Award for his feature film HEALING, to be presented at the upcoming Australian Directors Guild Awards.

    The ADG, in partnership with the Directors Guild of America Finders series, selects one Australian feature film which is an entry in the ADG Awards but has yet to secure US distribution, to screen in Los Angeles and New York to key industry figures, including distributors. The Finders Award is not presented every year. Since its inception in 2004, films from three directors have been selected. They are Kriv Stenders for Boxing Day (2007), Tony Krawitz for The Tall Man (2012) and Catriona McKenzie for Satellite Boy (2014).

    HEALING was filmed in Victoria and stars Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel and Anthony Hayes.

    Kingston Anderson, CEO of the Australian Directors Guild, said: "The ADG selects a film that is submitted to the Awards that does not have US distribution and would provide the director with an opportunity to showcase their work. Healing and its director Craig Monahan fit perfectly for the Finders Award."

    The Finders Award will be one of 17 Awards presented – across feature film, television, documentary, animation, commercials, shorts and digital media – on Friday 8 May at an Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

    Tickets are available at www.adg.org.au.

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  • Nominations in the 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards Announced

    Thursday 09 April 2015

    Nominees in the 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards have been announced today. The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 15 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music and advertising.

    The Award winners will be announced on Friday 8 May at an Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

    The golden era in Australian television continues with Samantha Lang nominated for Carlotta and Jeffrey Walker for Jack Irish: Dead Point in the telemovie category and Kate Dennis (Secrets & Lies, Ep2), Tony Krawitz (Devil’s Playground, Ep5), Peter Salmon ( Secrets and Lies, Ep6) and Ian Watson (Anzac Girls, Ep6) nominated in the TV Mini Series category.

    The nominees in the TV Drama Series category are Shawn Seet for The Code (Series 1, Ep4), Jessica Hobbs for Rake (Series 3, Ep1), Rowan Woods for Rake (Series 3, Ep5), Geoff Bennett for Love Child (Series 1, Ep5) and Kevin Carlin for Wentworth (Series 2 Ep11).

    In the 30th year of Neighbours, Chris Langman, director of Episode 6962 of the much loved series, has been nominated in the TV Drama Serial category with Home and Away directors Danny Raco, Scott Hartford-Davis and David Gould taking out the other three nominations in the category.

    Matthew Saville has once again been nominated twice in the ADG Awards. This year for his work as the director of the feature film Felony, written by and starring Joel Edgerton, and for Episode 7, Series 2 of the TV Comedy Please Like Me.

    His fellow nominees in the TV Comedy category are Dario Russo (Danger 5, Series 2 Ep3) and Trent O’Donnell (The Moodys, Series 2, Ep1)

    The other nominees in the Feature Film category are Sophie Hyde for 52 Tuesdays, Jennifer Kent for The Babadook and Robert Connolly for Paper Planes.

    There are three nominees in the Documentary Feature category: Amin Palangi for Love Marriage in Kabul, Eddie Martin for All This Mayhem and Nick Torrens for China’s 3 Dreams.

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  • The Chasers’ Chris Taylor announced as host of 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards

    Thursday 19 March 2015

    Chris TaylorThe Australian Directors Guild is thrilled to reveal that this year’s ADG Awards will be hosted by Chris Taylor, best known as a member of The Chaser team. The ADG Awards take place in Melbourne on Friday 8 May at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, and celebrate the achievements of Australian Screen Directors and the best in Screen Direction in 2014. Nominees in the 16 Award categories are to be announced mid April with judging by panels of industry peers currently underway.

    Chris Taylor comments: "I'll be running a very tight ship this year. My job basically is to ensure that Kanye West doesn't gatecrash the stage at any point, claiming that Beyonce should have won Best Director."

    Chris Taylor is a writer, director and performer who's best known as a member of The Chaser team, responsible for television programs such as The Chaser’s War on Everything, CNNNN and The Hamster Wheel on ABC TV. Chris has also presented radio shows on triple j, including the drive program Today Today and the ARIA Award winning comedy series The Blow Parade.

    Tickets are available at www.adg.org.au or call Franky in the ADG office – 02 9555 7045 – with your CC details.

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  • Australian Directors Guild Confirms Union Status

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild’s application for registration as an industrial organisation was yesterday approved by Vice President Hatcher of the Fair Work Commission.

    “This has been a long-term goal for the ADG and we have been striving to achieve it for many years,” said Ray Argall President of the Guild. “On behalf of the ADG board I would like to thank all those members and staff who have contributed to this outcome.”

    “This will enable all our directors to be legally represented by the ADG in negotiations with producers,” added Kingston Anderson, the Executive Director of the ADG. “I would also like to thank all our friends both on Australia and overseas for their support.”

    Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay and National Executive Director Jay D. Roth said: “The ADG has worked for many years to bring all of the strengths and benefits of union membership to the directors it represents, and we extend our hearty congratulations upon the successful conclusion of this hard-fought and critical campaign.

    “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with ADG as we work together to protect and enhance the creative and economic rights of directors and their teams.”

    Tui Ruwhiu, ED of the Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand, said: “We celebrate this outstanding achievement by the ADG, which illustrates their ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of their members.”

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  • Join the Neighbours Honour Roll

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

  • Christopher Stollery announced as first TV director’s attachment on Playmaker Media’s House Husbands

    Friday 23 January 2015

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Screen Australia and Playmaker Media today announced director Christopher Stollery as the first director’s attachment for 2015. Christopher will be attached to Grant Brown on Playmaker TV series House Husbands, which will begin production in Melbourne in February. As part of the Director’s Attachment Scheme this arrangement also marks the first TV drama attachment. The industry incentive program is funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG for emerging directors to develop their craft.

    Christopher Stollery said, “I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be chosen for this attachment on such a successful production. This is perfect timing and a perfect opportunity to move into directing for television.”

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  • ADG Awards 2015 Earlybird entries officially close on Thursday 18th December

    Thursday 18 December 2014

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Earlybird Entries will close on Thursday 18th December. This is your last chance to get your submission in at the cheaper rate.

    The Awards are to be held in May 2015.

    Earlybird deadline for entry in the Awards is December 18th; regular entry deadline is February 16, 2015. Earlybird entries receive a $15 discount.

    To be eligible for the Awards, all work must have screened publically for the first time between July 1, 2013 and December 31st, 2014; except for student films where the project needs only to have been completed within these dates.

    Award applicants must be financial ADG members for the 2014 – 2015 year. Membership details available at: http://www.adg.org.au/membership.aspx

    Executive Director of the Australian Directors’ Guild, Kingston Anderson, said: “Our awards have grown over the past few years with 2015 shaping up to be the biggest yet. As well as the categories listed below we will consider all features length application for our Finders Award that will take a film and director without US distribution to Los Angeles and New York for screenings to potential distributors. This is done in conjunction with the Directors Guild of America.”

    The 17 categories in the 2015 ADG Awards are:

      Feature Film
      Documentary Feature
      Documentary Series
      Documentary Stand-Alone
      Telemovie
      TV Children’s Program
      TV Drama Series
      TV Drama Serial
      TV Mini Series
      TV Comedy
      Animation
      Cross Platform Project
      Original Online Project
      TVC
      Music Video
      Short Film
      Student

    The ADG board also looks at a range of special awards each year including the CECIL HOLMES AWARD, ASSISTANT DIRECTORS AWARD, MICHAEL CARSON AWARD FOR TV DRAMA, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD and the new INNOVATION AWARD. The award from this group that will be given in 2015 will be announced early next year.

    To submit your entry and for further information to the ADG Awards go to http://www.adg.org.au/awards-2015.aspx, or contact the ADG office on 1300 539 639 or email to awards@adg.org.au

  • ADG Awards 2015 Earlybird Entries are officially open

    Tuesday 02 December 2014

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) has announced that Earlybird Entries are officially open! http://adg.org.au/awards-2015.aspx

    The Awards are to be held in May 2015.

    Earlybird deadline for entry in the Awards is Thursday December 18th; regular entry deadline is February 16, 2015. Earlybird entries receive a $15 discount.

    To be eligible for the Awards, all work must have screened publically for the first time between July 1, 2013 and December 31st, 2014; except for student films where the project needs only to have been completed within these dates.

    Award applicants must be financial ADG members for the 2014 – 2015 year. Membership details

    Executive Director of the Australian Directors’ Guild, Kingston Anderson, said: “Our awards have grown over the past few years with 2015 shaping up to be the biggest yet. As well as the categories listed below we will consider all features length application for our Finders Award that will take a film and director without US distribution to Los Angeles and New York for screenings to potential distributors. This is done in conjunction with the Directors Guild of America. We also hope to announce an exciting venue change for the awards in 2015 so stay tuned.”

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  • ADG Screen Director Magazine Now Online

    Wednesday 19 November 2014

    The ADG Screen Director Magazine, previously a quarterly print publication, has now moved online to http://www.screendirector.org/ , meaning new content is available more regularly and more accessibly.

    Screen Director publishes articles and podcasts focusing on craft issues, policy and the aesthetics of directing for the screen. It is published by ADG member Ben Mizzi and collects content from ADG members and other screen directing sources.

  • First ADG Director’s Attachment for TV Drama announced on Playmaker’s Production House Husbands

    Tuesday 18 November 2014

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Playmaker Media and Screen Australia today announced the first ADG Directors attachment for television drama on the Playmaker Production of “HOUSE HUSBANDS” Series 4. Experienced TV Drama Director Grant Brown will be directing the first episodes of the new series.

    The Director’s Attachment Scheme (DAS) is an industry incentive for emerging feature film and television drama directors to develop their craft. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG, the television attachments will provide six director’s attachments in 2015. Participating companies for 2015 are Playmaker Media, Fremantle Media and Matchbox Pictures.

    “We are very excited to announce our first television drama attachment for 2015. This will be one of six we will run with our participating production partners and Screen Australia,” said ADG Executive Director Kingston Anderson. “This is a unique opportunity for a new director to enter the TV drama directing world.”

    Applications are now open.
    The deadline for applications is Wednesday 3rd December November 2014.
    Please forward all applications to:
      Director’s Attachment Scheme
      “House Husbands”
      Australian Directors Guild
      PO Box 211, Rozelle NSW 2039
    Or Email: exec@adg.org.au

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  • Dimitrios Pouliotis announced as director’s attachment on Matt Saville’s A Month of Sundays to be shot in South Australia

    Thursday 13 November 2014

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced director Dimitrios Pouliotis as the final attachment for 2014, as part of the Director’s Attachment Scheme, an industry incentive program funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG for emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Dimitrios will be attached to Matt Saville on his upcoming feature film, A Month of Sundays, a Madman production which will begin production in Adelaide in December.

    Dimitrios Pouliotis said, “I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be attached to Matt. This is a fantastic opportunity with an experienced director of great sensibility and attention to detail to absorb and learn from."

    Dimitrios has directed a number of short films including “A Moment of Grace” and “Unfinished Thoughts” for which he was nominated for an ADG Best Directors Award. He is currently developing his first feature through the South Australian Film Corporation’s D-Lab.

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  • Director’s Attachment announced as Matthew Saville’s A Month of Sundays

    Wednesday 24 September 2014

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced that upcoming South Australian feature A Month of Sundays, directed by Matthew Saville, is the next project to take part in the Director’s Attachment Scheme.

    The Director’s Attachment Scheme is an industry incentive for emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG, the scheme provides three director’s attachments annually. Participating films primarily shot in Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia are open to applicants from those states. Participating films shot in all other states and territories are open to applicants from anywhere in Australia.

    “We are pleased to announce our second attachment for the year and our first attachment for South Australia,” said ADG Executive Director Kingston Anderson. “This is a unique opportunity for a new director from South Australia to learn from one of Australia’s leading directors.”

    Screen Australia’s Head of Production Sally Caplan said, “This scheme offers career-defining placements with Australian directors of international acclaim, to whom we are enormously grateful for sharing their craft and helping develop the next generation of talented Australian directors. This latest attachment is a very exciting chance to work with Matt Saville and Madman Productions on A Month of Sundays, a witty and fresh feature film backed by Screen Australia.”

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  • Director’s attachment on Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man announced

    Friday 08 August 2014

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia are pleased to announce that emerging director Ariel Martin has been selected as the first placement for 2014 under the Director’s Attachment Scheme. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG, the scheme supports emerging feature film directors to develop their craft. Ariel started his attachment this week to Neil Armfield (Candy) on his upcoming feature film, Holding the Man, a Goalpost Pictures production which began production in Melbourne.

    Ariel Martin said, “I feel extremely fortunate to be given an opportunity to be attached to a director like Neil. It’s his work with actors in developing performances that I’m particularly thrilled to get access to and learn from.”

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  • The first film for 2014 for the Director’s Attachment Scheme announced as Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man

    Thursday 29 May 2014

    The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) and Screen Australia today announced the first film for 2014 for the Director’s Attachment Scheme, Neil Armfield’s upcoming feature Holding the Man. The Director’s Attachment Scheme is 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.

    “We are starting off our attachments this year with one of our great theatre and film directors, Neil Armfield,” said ADG Executive Director, Kingston Anderson. “This is a unique opportunity for a new director to learn from one of the world’s best.”

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  • 2014 ADG Award Winners Announced

    Saturday 03 May 2014

    Kim Mordaunt, director of the charming film The Rocket, one of Australia’s most awarded films of the past year, has taken out the ADG Award for Best Direction in a Feature Film.

    The Award for Best Direction in a Telemovie was won by Rowan Woods for The Broken Shore.

    Rachel Perkins won the Award for Best Direction in a TV Drama Series for Redfern Now (Series 2, Episode 2, Starting Over).

    The ADG Awards, announced at a Ceremony and Dinner in Sydney this evening, celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 16 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music and advertising.

    “The winners include some of the industry’s most experienced directors, such as Ray Lawrence, Rowan Woods, Geoffrey Nottage and Rachel Perkins, but also reflect the incredible new talent rising through the ranks who are working across the various screen platforms,” said ADG Executive Director Kingston Anderson.

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  • Hoodlum to be Presented with the Inaugural Innovation Award at the 2014 ADG Awards

    Wednesday 29 April 2014

    Award-winning Australian multi-platform content specialists, Hoodlum, will be presented with the inaugural Innovation Award at the ADG Awards, to be held in Sydney this Friday, May 2.

    The ADG award for Innovation was established in 2014, to acknowledge the achievements of individuals or organisations building opportunities for directors in and out of the mainstream, and that expand their creative work as storytellers in new and innovative ways.

    Brisbane-based Hoodlum will be honoured by the Guild at the ADG Awards for the company’s multi-platform body of work spanning interactive experiences and original TV series.

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  • Claudia Karvan, Marta Dusseldorp, Justine Clark and Denise Roberts Announced as ADG Awards Presenters

    Wednesday 23 April 2014

    Claudia Karvan, Marta Dusseldorp, Justine Clark and Denise Roberts will help celebrate the achievements of Australian screen directors at this year’s ADG Awards, to be announced in Sydney on May 2.

    The four actresses will be joined by directors Tony Krawitz (The Tall Man, Dead Europe) and Cate Shortland (Lore, Somersault) and host, comedian Claire Hooper, as Award presenters.

    The 15 Award winners – across film, television, advertising, cross platform and music video - and will be announced on Friday May 2 at an Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

    Also to be announced at the ADG Awards is the 2014 recipient of the Finders Award. The ADG, in partnership with the Directors Guild of America Finders series, selects one Australian feature film, which is yet to secure US distribution and is an entry in the 2014 ADG Awards, to screen in Los Angeles and New York to key industry figures, including distributors.

    Tickets to both the Awards Ceremony and Dinner, or Ceremony only are available here.

    Media enquiries:
    Tracey Mair, TM Publicity
    Ph: 02 8333 9066 or 0419 221 493

  • Nominations in the 2014 Australian Directors Guild Awards Announced

    Wednesday 9 April 2014

    Nominees in the 2014 Australian Directors Guild Awards have been announced today. The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 16 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music and advertising.

    The Award winners will be announced on Friday May 2 at an Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

    The strong and diverse Australian presence in cinemas last year is reflected in the feature film category with Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby), Kim Mordaunt (The Rocket), Ivan Sen (Mystery Road) and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) receiving nominations. The fifth nominee is Zak Hilditch, whose film These Final Hours, will be in cinemas in July.

    All six nominees in the Feature Documentary Category are women. They are Sophia Turkiewicz for Once my Mother, Rebecca Barry for I Am A Girl, Heather Kirkpatrick for Mary Meets Mohammad, Juliet Lamont for Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls, Lynn-Maree Milburn for In Bob We Trust and Kaye Harrison for The Sunnyboy.

    Nominees in the television categories reveal an equally strong year in Australian TV. Rachel Ward (An Accidental Soldier) and Rowan Woods (The Broken Shore). Daniel Nettheim has received two ADG nominations this year, for TV Comedy for his work on Mr and Mrs Murder and in the Children’s TV category for Dance Academy. Matthew Saville (Please Like Me) and Trent O’Donnell (The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting) are also nominated for TV Comedy. Other nominees for TV Children’s are Peter Carstairs and Craig James Irvin, both for Nowhere Boys.

    The nominees in the TV Drama series category are Rachel Perkins and Adrian Russell-Wills, both for Redfern Now, Glendyn Ivin for Puberty Blues, Peter Duncan for Rake, Tori Garrett for The Time of our Lives and Kevin Carlin for Wentworth.

    In the TV Mini Series, category, nominees are Khoa Do for Better Man Episode 4, Daina Reid for Paper Giants: Magazine Wars – Part 1 and Geoff Bennett – The Packer-Murdoch Story – Episode 1.

    Directors of Home & Away have swept the TV Drama Serial category. Geoffrey Nottage nominated twice for his work on the series, and with David Gould and

    with Howard Scott Hartford-Davis also nominated.

    Also to be announced at the ADG Awards is the 2014 recipient of the Finders Award. The ADG, in partnership with the Directors Guild of America Finders series, selects one Australian feature film, which is yet to secure US distribution and is an entry in the 2014 ADG Awards, to screen in Los Angeles to key industry figures, including distributors.

    The complete 2014 ADG Awards nominees list is available here.

  • 2014 ADG AWARDS

    Friday 2 May 2014, 5.00pm

    "With the new location for the Awards at the Powerhouse Museum we will have a unique experience for those attending the Awards ceremony and the dinner. 2013 saw the greatest attendance at the Awards since they were established in 2007. This has set the standard and we hope to increase on these numbers again in 2014", said ADG Executive Director Kingston Anderson. "The Powerhouse Museum's Coles Theatre gives us increased capacity for the presentation ceremony, but the dinner will be limited to 210, so people need to get their tickets now. This year you have the opportunity to get discounted tickets if you snap up our early bird offer. No doubt the tickets will go fast."

    For the first time we have an EARLYBIRD RATE.
    Available until 11 April, so book early as seating is limited (applies to tickets for the ceremony and Dinner only).

    ADG members  Earlybird $120  After 11 April $135
    Guilds/Concessions  Earlybird $135  After 11 April $150
    Non-members  Earlybird $155  After 11 April $170
    Awards Ceremony only  $35


    Tickets can be purchased at www.adg.org.au.

  • Claire Hooper to host the annual Australian Directors Guild Awards on May 2

    Friday 2 May 2014, 5:00pm

    In what promises to be a night of both celebration and hilarity, comedian and television personality Claire Hooper will host the annual Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Awards on Friday May 2 at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

    Claire will host the ADG Awards ceremony at the Powerhouse’s Cole Theatre with a sit down dinner to follow in the Museum’s atmospheric Turbine Hall.

    More than 300 guests are expected to attend the Awards, including many of Australia’s best directors of film, television and commercials.

    Nominees in the 16 Award categories are to be announced in mid April with judging by panels of industry peers currently underway.

    Tickets are now on sale for the Awards. Earlybird tickets are available until April 11. Earlybird tickets for Awards Ceremony and Dinner are $120 for ADG Members and $135 for non-ADG Members. After April 11, tickets for Awards Ceremony and Dinner are $135 for ADG Members and $155 for non-ADG Members. Ceremony-only tickets are available or $35.

    Tickets are available at: http://www.adg.org.au/awards-2014.aspx

    Media enquiries:
    Tracey Mair, TM Publicity
    Ph: 02 8333 9066 or 0419 221 493

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  • Alex Proyas joins Kimble Rendall 'In Conversation' at ADG Conference

    11 October 2013

    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".

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  • Second attachment named for Director's Attachment Scheme

    10 July 2013

    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.

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  • First attachment named for Directors Attachment Scheme

    20 June 2013

    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.

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  • Winners of the Australian Directors Guild Awards announced

    06 May 2013

    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.

    To view winners clips please visit www.showreelfinder.com/ADG2013

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  • The nation’s top screen directors gather for ADG awards – Friday May 3

    29 April 2013

    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.

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  • Second film announced for Director's Attachment Scheme: Cut Snake directed by Tony Ayres

    22 April 2013

    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.

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  • New Director's Attachment Scheme launched with Kriv Stenders' Kill Me Three Times

    21 March 2013

    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.

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  • Screen Industry Unified In Call For Media Regulation Quid Pro Quo

    11 March 2013

    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.

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  • The ADG condemns the inclusion of a non-director in the best director of a television show category at the AACTA awards

    05 December 2012

    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.

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  • Australian Directors shocked by the lack of support from the Federal Government for Australian content

    03 December 2012

    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.

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  • Winners announced in the 2012 in the 2012 Australian Directors' Guild awards

    15 May 2012

    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.

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  • The Chaser to host 2012 ADG Awards

    05 April 2012

    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.

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