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    ADG Announces Director’s Cut Conference with Cate Shortland

    August 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm


    The Australian Director’s Guild (ADG) has announced Director’s Cut, a one-day conference for screen directors and their industry colleagues, to be held in-person in Sydney and live-streamed on August 20th.

    The conference program will also tour to Western Sydney and then nationally over the next 12 months.

    With a theme of Cutting Through The Noise, Director’s Cut panels will explore the director’s role in a changed streaming landscape and bridging the gap to paid work for emerging directors. Director delegates will also hear from internationally successful directors about opportunities outside Australia, discuss the value of impact strategies for both unscripted and scripted productions, look at how sets can be made more sustainable and ensure that they are a safe space for diverse cast and crew, and how directors can work with funding agencies, networks and streamers as well as getting updates on their rights and representation.

    Leading Australian director, Cate Shortland (Black Widow, Lore, Somersault, The Kettering Incident, Deadline Gallipoli) is the ADG’s guest for First-Hand, an in-depth conversation about Cate’s career in Australia and overseas.

    Other speakers at Director’s Cut, which will be held at SUNSTUDIOS in Alexandria,  include ADG President Rowan Woods, Matt Moore, Shawn Seet, Partho Sen-Gupta, Katrina Irawati Graham, Monica Zanetti and Tin Pang with more to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

    “Director’s Cut is a thought-leading creative conference that will cut through the noise, re-centreing the director’s voice and underscoring their leadership and significant creative contributions to today’s screen industry, said Alaric McAusland, Executive Director, ADG.

    “It’s been several years since we staged a conference and post-covid there is an enormous appetite for our members to connect with each other and across the industry, this was recently evidenced with our 2021 annual awards oversubscribed three times over last December. Our reimagined conference will be a truly unique opportunity for Australian directors to hear directly from key industry stakeholder and their director colleagues as they deep dive into the current trends and issues facing directors working in Australia and internationally.”

    Included in the ticket prices will be a webinar, to be held later in the year, which is a collaboration with Screen Well. The webinar will look at the the ways in which a director can assist with the wellbeing of their crew/cast and how to manage work/life balance.

    Tickets are $150 to attend in person and $75 for the live stream (+GST). Tickets available here.

    Tickets are currently available to ADG members and associate members (with screen industry colleagues who are not members invited to express their interest in attending by emailing



    August 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm


    42 Maddox Street
    Alexandria, NSW 2015 Australia
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