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TV directors lament lack of respect

21 October 2013 5:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian TV drama is being widely hailed for its excellence but many directors are being treated badly by networks and production companies, according to Australian Directors Guild executive director Kingston Anderson.

The perceived lack of respect for TV directors is one of the key issues to be addressed at the Adg.s conference Directing in the Digital Age next month. Among other topics to be canvassed are the demise of the one-off documentary, the Adg.s fight to ensure directors get a share of the copyright, and the need to train new directors in how to work with actors.

Anderson will moderate a plenary session with the provocative title Do We Really Need Directors? with producer Brian Rosen, director Michael Thornhill and transmedia director Michaela Ledwidge of Mod Productions.

.In the past two years we.ve seen a lack of respect for directors, particularly TV drama directors,. Anderson tells If. »

- Don Groves

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