Live Performance Meet-ups Return

Live Performance Committee Meet-ups The Live Performance Committee recently decided to resume regular Zoom casual meetups which were a huge success during lockdown. They are planning meetups on the first Monday of the month, starting April 1. The first is scheduled from 1:00 to 2:00pm with a review on times for later dates. These meetups will be an opportunity for [...]

Leadership Matters Report

LEADERSHIP MATTERS REPORT Screen Well is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Jonathon Dutton (Independent Consultant) and the University of Melbourne on the report, Leadership Matters, to be released on the 14th of March 2024. Bullying, discrimination, harassment, and destructive work conditions have all emerged as central themes in previous screen industry reports, [...]

Sophie Nash & Nicholas Dare – Three Thousand Years of Longing

Art Directors Burst Through the Pack By Docklands Studios Melbourne Creating an extravagant mythical world for director George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing saw Sophie Nash (Supervising Art Director) and Nicholas Dare (Art Director) score a handy win at the 2023 APDG Awards. Sophie and Nicholas explain why the project was a joy to work on, despite [...]

Work With Us – Business Manager

APDG BUSINESS MANAGER ABOUT THE APDG The Australian Production Design Guild was established in 2009 as a non-profit organisation that represents designers and their associates in screen, live performance, events and digital production across Australia. The APDG recognise and nurtures excellence in design through awards, mentoring and accreditation; and raises the profile of stage and [...]

Screen Update 2023

Screen Committee Update 2023 The APDG screen committee met quarterly throughout 2023 to focus on screen specific industry and advocacy initiatives, in addition to APDG programs and events. Highlights for the year include the International Production Design Week celebrations, updating the website to a more modern design, adopting and adapting the #nakedwithoutus campaign and of [...]

The APDG and Arts & Cultural Exchange (ACE) Join Forces

APDG PANEL AT ACE APDG and Arts & Cultural Exchange (ACE) kicked off an exciting partnership in November 2023, with industry presentations and networking in Parramatta. An eager audience of early career practitioners from culturally diverse backgrounds, heard from a panel of experienced and mid-career Production Designers, Costume Designers and Hair, Make-Up & Prosthetics Artists [...]

ElevateUs

Screen Australia's gender matters taskforce and WIFT Australia announce exciting new mentorship program: ElevateUs unveiling a stellar lineup of industry mentors. Screen Australia's Gender Matters Taskforce and WIFT Australia proudly introduce ElevateUs. Building on the success of previous collaborations, Gender Matters Connect and WIFT's MentorHer, ElevateUs will nurture talent, foster diversity, and extend its reach [...]