Screen Director is the Australian Directors Guild craft publication

The Directors Chair - “Is Television the New Cinema?”
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

The Directors Chair - “Is Television the New Cinema?”

  • Australian Film Television & Radio School

The webcast will start on Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 6.30pm AEDST (Sydney time).
If you have trouble viewing the webcast here, you can also view it here.

Australian Directors Guild (ADG), in partnership with the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), has launched The Directors Chair, a new masterclass and workshop program for directors, presented by Screen Director, the ADG's publication.

The Directors Chair will be a monthly series of events, beginning on October 27, which focus on the art and craft of directing. The series will initially be held in Sydney but will expand to other states over the next year.

The first masterclass - “Is Television the New Cinema?” - will be with directors Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz. Rowan and Tony will talk in detail about the creation of the outstanding recent TV series The Kettering Incident.  

Chaired by fellow director and ADG President Samantha Lang, Rowan and Tony will discuss their approach to shooting, design and casting with examples of the series being shown during the session to provide concrete examples of how they achieved such cinematic television.

“This masterclass with Rowan and Tony is a great way to kick off The Directors Chair. It’s a rare opportunity for directors and other industry creatives to be part of an immersive discussion around the art and craft of television direction and the ADG is proud to able to present a series of these quality events with AFTRS over the coming year,” said Kingston Anderson, ADG CEO.

AFTRS CEO Neil Peplow said: “This series of events will make a valuable contribution to the professional development of Australian directors, both emerging and established. AFTRS is delighted to partner with the ADG on this important initiative.”

This highly informative session will be held at AFTRS. Entry cost $10 (by donation) with all ADG Members and AFTRS students free. AFTRS is at The Entertainment Quarter, 130/116 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW 2021.

The 2nd Great Britain Retro Film Festival
May
12
Jun 1

The 2nd Great Britain Retro Film Festival

  • Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

NSW Members!

The Hayden Orpheum will be offering ADG members a reduced rate on tickets to any of the 18 films playing at THE 2ND GREAT BRITAIN RETRO FILM FESTIVAL (May 12 - June 1). Simply flash your ADG membership card for $13 tickets

http://www.orpheum.com.au

Nov
10
5:00 pm17:00

Thomas Schlamme at ACMI

  • ACMI Cube Federation Square

THE ADG IS PROUD TO HOST 'MEET THE DIRECTOR' EVENTS
WITH ACCLAIMED US TV DIRECTOR THOMAS SCHLAMME

 
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) 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 WingSpin 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. 
 
The MEET THE DIRECTORS events will take place at Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney on Thursday 5 November and at ACMI in Melbourne on Monday 9 November. The events will give fans of Schlamme’s work and of TV drama in general, as well as those directly involved with the industry here in Australia, a unique insight into the creation of some of world’s best shows and the role of the TV director as an important creative artist in the production of television drama.
 
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Australian TV directors to hear from one of the leading director show runners in the US. He has directed and run shows like The West WingManhattan and The Americans. He is an Emmy award winning director and long time member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA)," said Kingston Anderson CEO of the ADG. “This will be a chance to hear from the coalface how the US television dramas are made and how the new streaming services are affecting their production.”
 
 
EVENT DETAILS:
Thursday 5 November – Dendy Opera Quays, Sydney
Monday 9 November – ACMI, Melbourne
6pm for 6:30pm start
 
TICKETS
Tickets will go on sale early October.
 
Media enquiries:
Jillian Heggie TM Publicity
02 8333 9070 or at jillian@tmpublicity.com

THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD / THE DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA / SCREEN AUSTRALIA/ SCREEN NSW / AFTRS - FRIDAY ON MY MIND proudly present:

AN EXCLUSIVE MASTERCLASS
WITH U.S. TV DIRECTOR THOMAS SCHLAMME

The ADG in collaboration with the DGA (Directors Guild of America) proudly present U.S. TV Director Thomas Schlamme in an exclusive Masterclass in Sydney

Friday 6th November 2015
5pm for 5:30pm Start

AFTRS - FRIDAY ON MY MIND
Building 130, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021


FREE FOR ADG MEMBERS + AFTRS STUDENTS* 
RSVP compulsory: rsvp@adg.org.au
subject: TS @ AFTRS
by 4th Nov latest
first-in, first-serve
 
*current membership or student card must be presented

THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS GUILD / DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA / ACMI / SCREEN AUSTRALIA / FILM VICTORIA proudly present:

AN EXCLUSIVE MASTERCLASS
WITH U.S. TV DIRECTOR THOMAS SCHLAMME

The ADG in collaboration with the DGA (Directors Guild of America) proudly present an exclusive Masterclass with U.S. TV Director Thomas Schlamme in Melbourne

This Masterclass will be streamed online via Screen Australia
(more details will follow shortly)
 
Tuesday 10th November 2015
5pm for 5:30pm Start

ACMI Cube
Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000


FREE FOR ADG MEMBERS*
RSVP compulsory:
 rsvp@adg.org.au
subject: TS @ ACMI Cube
by 8th Nov latest
first-in, first-serve

*current membership card must be presented