About

The Australian Directors' Guild (ADG) is a registered union and industry association representing the interests of film, television and digital media directors, documentary makers and animators throughout Australia.

We are a registered organization under the Fair Work (Registered Organizations) Act 2009, representing Australian Directors who are employees.

After a long campaign over many years, the Guild became a registered union on 4 March 2015.

The ADG works to promote excellence in screen direction, encourage communication and collaboration between directors and others in the industry, and provide professional support for its members.

The 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.

ADG History

The Australian Directors Guild was conceived of by a group of 18 directors that felt that their interests as directors weren’t being represented in Australia’s film and television industry.

From humble beginnings with board meetings at the local pub to official unionisation and over 900 members in 2015, you can read more about the history of the ADG at ScreenDirector.org

ADG Board

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Anna Broinowski

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Rowan Woods

Chapter Heads

 

Within each state there is an ADG Chapter Head that members can liaise with and who organises events on the Guild's behalf for their local membership base. You can connect with your local chapter via social media groups or by sending an email to admin@adg.org.au 

Chapter Heads are voluntary positions and ADG are very grateful for all our Chapter Heads for all the time and efforts that they have put in to support the Guilds.

NEW SOUTH WALES Chapter Head

Warwick Young

VICTORIA Chapter Head

Mark Poole

QUEENSLAND Chapter Head

Mairi Cameron

with Tam Sainsbury

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Chapter Head

Sam Lara

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Chapter Head

Dave De Vries

TASMANIA Chapter Head

Lucien Simon