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SCREEN FOREVER Directors Program 2019

Published 15/10/2019 12:21 AEST

DIRECTORS’ DELEGATION TO ATTEND SCREEN FOREVER AND FIRST EVER ADG PANEL

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New Chapter Head for Queensland

Published 02/08/2019 12:09 AEST

The ADG today Announced a new Chapter Head for Queensland.

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WARWICK THORNTON WINS THE TOP PRIZE AT THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD AWARDS

Published 07/05/2019 09:00 AEST

The Australian Directors’ Guild Awards took place in Sydney on Monday evening and Warwick Thornton took out the top prize of Best Direction in a Feature Film (budget $1 or over) for Sweet Country, beating stiff competition from previous winner Garth Davis (Mary Magdalene), Anthony Maras (Hotel Mumbai) and Joel Edgerton (Boy Erased). The ADG Awards took place at the City Recital Hall and presenters included Rachel Griffiths, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown and Claudia Karvan.

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MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT EXTENDING OFFSETS TO STREAMING SERVICES

Published 15/04/2019 15:00 AEST

The Morrison Government’s decision to extend tax offsets to streaming video services is another missed opportunity to require those platforms to invest in Australian content, say members of the Make It Australian campaign.

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WARWICK THORNTON, JOEL EDGERTON, RACHEL PERKINS, ANTHONY MARAS AND SOPHIE HYDE NOMINATED IN THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD AWARDS

Published 08/04/2019 14:00 AEST

Warwick Thornton, Joel Edgerton, Rachel Perkins, Anthony Maras And Sophie Hyde are nominated in the 2019 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards

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ADG Unveils 2019 Metro Screen Fellowship Recipients

Published 02/04/2019 17:30 AEST

Two Productions and Three Opportunities Funded for Third Year of ADG Metro Screen Fellowships

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ALERT: SCAMMER CLAIMING AFFILIATION WITH ADG

Published 05/03/2019 13:00 AEST

Please be aware that ERIC NYENHUIS, (identifying as an American actor, producer & director), is in no way affiliated with the Australian Directors’ Guild, nor is he a member of the ADG.

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Directors Intensive Tasmania 2019

Published 27/02/2019 10:00 AEST

The Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) and Screen Tasmania, are offering 10 Tasmanian directors an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia’s most accomplished screen directors. The two-day event will be moderated by ADG CEO, Kingston Anderson, with panel speakers – Anna Broinowski and Rowan Woods.

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THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS’ GUILD AWARDS RETURN TO SYDNEY

Published 21/02/2019 10:00 AEST

The Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) is delighted to announce that the 2019 ADG Awards will return to Sydney for the first time since 2014. This year’s awards will take place on Monday 6 May with the ceremony at the City Recital Hall and the gala dinner at the Ivy Ballroom.

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MAIRI CAMERON TO SHADOW DIRECT AN EPISODE OF HARROW FOR HOODLUM

Published 29/01/2019 10:00 AEST

Director MAIRI CAMERON has been selected by HOODLUM to direct an episode of their drama series HARROW with director Geoff Bennett as part of the ongoing Australian Directors’ Guild’s Shadow Directing program.

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ROWAN WOODS JOINS THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD BOARD

Published 11/12/2018 15:00 AEST

Rowan Woods, director of feature film and television drama, has joined the board of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG). Rowan was elected to replace Jeffrey Walker who has stepped down after several years of service to the ADG.

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18 DIRECTORS SELECTED TO JOIN THE ADG DIRECTORS PROGRAM AT SCREEN FOREVER 2018

Published 02/11/2018 10:00 AEST

The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) today announced the directors joining the Directors Program at the SCREEN FOREVER conference in Melbourne from 20-22 November.

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DIRECTORS DELEGATION TO ATTEND SCREEN FOREVER

Published 15/10/2018 13:00 AEST

The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) in partnership with Screen Producers Australia (SPA) today announced that a delegation of up to 20 Australian directors will attend the Screen Forever Conference in Melbourne in November 2018.

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NEW ADG CHAPTER HEADS ANNOUNCED FOR NEW SOUTH WALES AND QUEENSLAND

Published 18/09/2018 12:00 AEST

The ADG today announced new chapter heads for New South Wales and Queensland.

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ADG Statement: James Ricketson

Published 31/08/2018 14:00 AEST

The ADG asks the Australian government to intervene on behalf of James Ricketson who has been found guilty of espionage and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment

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METRO SCREEN INAUGURAL FILM SELECTED FOR MIFF AND TIFF, ADG ANNOUNCES METRO SCREEN FELLOWSHIPS 2018/19

Published 27/08/2018 16:00 AEST

The Australian Directors’ Guild is thrilled to celebrate the recent successes of the inaugural Metro Screen Production Fellowship film Birdie, and also to launch the 2018/2019 Metro Screen Fellowships.

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ADG METRO SCREEN PRODUCTION FELLOWSHIP FILM “BIRDIE’ PREMIERING AT THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Published 13/07/2018 10:00 AEST

The first film funded under the ADG Metro Screen Production Fellowship BIRDIE will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on the 12 August 2018.

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DIRECTING PARTICIPANTS SELECTED FOR AUSTRALIA'S FIRST DIVERSITY SHOWCASE

Published 12/07/2018 12:00 AEST

The performers, writers and directors who will participate in Australia’s first Diversity Showcase have been selected by industry judging panels from an impressive field of applicants.

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Lisa Matthews Shadow Directing an Episode of Doctor Doctor

Published 26/06/2018 12:00 AEST

Documentary director Lisa Matthews has been selected by Easy Tiger Productions to direct an episode of Doctor Doctor (Season 3) with director Jennifer Leacey as part of the ongoing Australian Directors’ Guild’s Shadow Directing program.

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Politicians hold the key to the survival of Australian screen stories

Published 26/06/2018 11:00 AEST

Leading lights of Australia’s film and TV industry from in front of and behind the camera will today urge federal politicians from all parties to act to ensure Australian stories continue to be told on Australian screens.

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2018 ADG Gender Matters: Commercial & Content Directoring Mentorship Recipients Announced

Published 18/05/2018 11:00 AEST

For the second year running, the Australian Directors' Guild awards Gender Matters: Commercial & Content Directing Mentorship to eight recipient

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FINAL EXTENDED DEADLINE | Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase - Directors Callout

Published 10/05/2018 10:00 AEST

APPLY NOW! DEADLINE - 18 MAY 2018. The inaugural 2018 Diversity Showcase is a 6-day program that will provide a platform for directors, writers and actors who are underrepresented on Australia’s screens.

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2018 ADG Awards - SIMON BAKER WINS ADG AWARD FOR HIS FEATURE DIRECTORIAL DEBUT BREATH

Published 04/05/2018 20:00 AEST

The 2018 ADG Awards have just wrapped up in Melbourne and Simon Baker has won the most anticipated award of the night, the category of Best Direction of a Feature Film for his feature directorial debut Breath. Other winners included Larissa Behrendt for Best Direction of a Documentary Feature for After the Apology, and Fiona Banks, who won 2 ADG Awards for her work on Wentworth (Best Direction of a TV or SVOD Drama Series) and Mustangs FC (Esben Storm Award for Best Direction of a Children's TV or SVOD Drama).

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Ray Argall Announced as the Recipient of the ADG's Cecil Holmes Award

Published 27/04/2018 12:00 AEST

With only a week to go until the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards, the ADG has announced that this year they will present the prestigious Cecil Holmes Award to Ray Argall. The Cecil Holmes Award was first presented in 1995 and is presented by the ADG board to honour recipients who have advocated for the role of the director. Ray Argall is a highly respected director and cinematographer with a career that has spanned across four decades. He was the President of the Australian Directors’ Guild from 2006 to 2015.

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