ADG BUSINESS OF DIRECTING
BACK IN SYDNEY
Get the latest update on contracts, director’s royalties, casting, superannuation, legal issues, insurance, international directing and moral rights, and other career developments advises/programs.
Industry professionals will lead the workshop from each of these areas!
Joining the stellar speakers line up to date are highly credentialled and award-winning director, Ian Watson (Doctor Doctor, House Husbands, Farscape, Carla Cametti P.D); producers from the production house Goalpost Pictures; representative from RGM Agency, Jennifer Naughton; Executive Officer of the ASDACS, Deb Jackson; representative from Frankel Lawyers, Greg Duffy; ADG Industrial Relations Advisor, Gerard Butler. All sessions will be moderated by CEO of the ADG, Kingston Anderson.
More speakers announced soon!
DATE: Saturday, 27 & 28 October 2018
TIME: 9:30am - 5:00PM
VENUE: Fox Studios, Stage 5, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park NSW 2021
Please see the full program below.
ADG Members: $150
ASDACS Members/other guild members: $200
Full time students: $250
DAY 1: SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2018
Session 1: DIRECTOR’S RIGHTS & REMUNERATION – An Introduction
This session will look at Directors Rights such as final cut, moral rights, royalties, type of employment (PAYG or Contractor), obligations as a director, liability, financial responsibility for the production and many more.
Session 2: DO I NEED AN AGENT?
Do you need an agent? What does an agent do? How do I approach an agent? This session will examine all these questions with one of Australia’s leading director’s agents.
Session 3: INSURANCE, RATES, SUPER AND ALL THINGS FINANCIAL
Am I PAYG or Contractor? Are there employment laws that cover a director? Do I need a contract? Do I need a lawyer? What insurances do I need as a director? Who pays my superannuation? Will my agent do the job for me?
Session 4: Working with Producers
One of the key relationships for a director is in post with an editor. This session will look at the various ways editors work with directors from dealing with rushes to final cuts. It will look at the difference between television drama, documentary and feature film.
DAY 2: SUNDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2018
Session 5: Contracts – Legal and other issues
I can’t afford a lawyer but I can’t afford not to have one. What do I do? Dealing with contracts and all things legal as a director.
Session 6: Directing International
This session is looking at various avenues to direct projects across television, feature, commercial content - both in Australia and Internationally.
Session 7: Directing Relationships in Production
Join key department heads that will talk about their relationship with directors and answer questions on the way they work and how various sets are run.
Session 8: Working with a Casting Directors & Agents
How do you prepare a brief for a casting director? How do you manage the relationship between casting director, producer and director? What is the casting director after from a director? Why are they called ‘directors’ anyway? How can I get a Hollywood A-list actor for my next project?
Session 9: Professional Development
How do I advance my career and get support for attachments? Can I apply for funds without a producer? Do I need a producer? What overseas opportunities are available for directors? This session will explore ways to advance your career with support from funding agencies.