First ADG director’s attachment for TV drama announced with Playmaker’s House Husbands
The Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Playmaker Media and Screen Australia today announced the first ADG director’s attachment for television drama on the Playmaker Media production of House Husbands series 4. Experienced television drama director Grant Brown will be directing the first episodes of the new series.
The Director’s Attachment Scheme is an industry incentive for emerging feature film and television drama directors to develop their craft. Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the ADG, the television attachments will provide six director’s attachments in 2015. Participating companies for 2015 are Playmaker Media, Fremantle Media and Matchbox Pictures.
“We are very excited to announce our first television drama attachment for 2015. This will be one of six we will run with our participating production partners and Screen Australia,” said ADG Executive Director, Kingston Anderson. “This is a unique opportunity for a new director to enter the television drama directing world.”
Screen Australia’s Creative Director, Veronica Gleeson, said, “We’re delighted to support a scheme that puts emerging talent in the professional hot seat of fast turnaround TV, and commend all the partners involved for their vision and generosity.”
Playmaker Media CEO, David Maher, said, “Playmaker is keen to participate in the ADG Director’s Attachment Scheme and offer opportunities to up-and-coming directors. It is vital to the continuing vibrancy of Australia’s television sector that pathways are available to develop Australia’s top talent.”
Applications may be submitted to the ADG from interested directors who have:
two short fiction drama films publicly screened OR
one short fiction drama film which has screened at an accredited film festival (Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Busan, Rotterdam, SXSW or Telluride) OR
been a first assistant director on a TV drama series or a feature film.
Applicants should submit the following to the ADG:
a written reference from an established screen industry practitioner
up to 100 words on why they want to do the attachment outlining the career benefits
DVD copies OR links of past work
If an assistant director applies, references from at least two productions they have worked on as a first assistant director.
The successful applicant will be supported with funds from Screen Australia and Playmaker Media to work full-time while they are attached to the production and will be required to direct either a scene from the episode they are working on or second unit of the episode they are attached to. This will be decided in conjunction with the supervising director and producer.
The production will be shot in Melbourne and dates for the attachment are as follows:
Pre-production: 16 February – 20 March 2015
Shoot: 23 March – 15 April 2015
Post-production: 16 April – 4 May 2015
Applications are now open.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 3 December 2014.
Please forward all applications to:
Director’s Attachment Scheme
Australian Directors Guild
PO Box 211, Rozelle NSW 2039
Email: [email protected]