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Fiona Donovan APDG represented the women of the APDG at the WIFT International’s Women’s Day Panel in Parramatta, on March 12, 2022.  Moderated by Genevieve Craig and organised WIFT, the panel featured a powerhouse of women from the Australian screen industry: Ana Tiwary from the Australian Directors Guild, Caitlin Yeo from the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, […]


This is my last newsletter as president of the Australian Production Design Guild. It is a sad but supremely satisfying occasion for me, having shared in the growth of our guild from humble beginnings 13 years ago to an exciting, inclusive, vibrant design community that it is now. It has been a wonderful journey, from […]

New Sustainability Initiative for Film & TV Production

Romeo Sanuri from Next Printing is a long-time supporter of the APDG. He recently took part in a new sustainability initiative in conjunction with Vectar Projects and Sky News in the UK and is excited to share this with APDG members. Chris Gilmour the art director of Vectar Projects adding the final touch to their set designs. […]

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar on Sustainable Wardrobe and Set: Women in film and television making a difference.

APDGreen Conversations had the opportunity to interview environmentally-focussed INSTA-fashionista Bunny Yan in December as part of the Women in Film and Television International webinar series. Bunny Yan produces an award-winning digital series called The Left Side Of Fashion that focuses on the fun and the fascinating side of impact-positive fashion around the world. She interviews […]


Congratulations to Brian Cox, who was the recipient of the Canal Road Artisan Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Anniversary APDG Awards. If you missed the virtual event, watch the clip below to see Michael Rumpf APDG announcing Brian’s award, a taste of Brian’s work and Brian’s acceptance speech. “I have nothing but admiration and praise […]

 APDGreen Conversations around the globe

“If theatre is to be part of the most vital conversation humanity faces, then it has to change its practice.” – Paddy Dillon, Theatre Green Book APDGreen Conversations has been involved with several exciting ecoscenographic projects happening recently, focussing production designers on environmental solutions. In this Quarter’s newsletter, theatre designer Imogen Ross reports back about conversations […]


Did you know that the levels of moderate to severe anxiety symptoms for Australian Entertainment Industry workers are 10 times higher than in the general population? Or that the  levels of depression symptoms are five times higher than in the general population? Or that Suicide attempts for Australian Entertainment Industry workers are more than double that of the […]


The SASS (Screen and Stage Summer) Party was held on Friday November 26 in Melbourne. It was a fantastic night of industry networking after what has been a tumultuous couple of years.  A big thank you to Jo Briscoe APDG, who not only represented the APDG at countless planning meetings and organised the food truck, but who […]

President’s Letter – Summer 2021/2022

This year has been a very special year for the guild, as we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the APDG awards. Congratulations to all our nominees and award recipients, what dazzling display of talent and amazing work! More congratulations are due to Rebecca Whittington (APDG Business Manager), Michael Rumpf (Queensland Chair) and Queensland colleagues who put […]

Adventures on a W-Class Tram – A new kind of arts grant

Bronwyn Pringle In February 2021, Moreland City Council (through their Arts and Culture department, Arts Moreland) launched quite a unique kind of arts grant to simultaneously support local businesses and artists, called the Community Creator: Artist in Residence Program (CC:AIR). The grant involved a two-part application process where artists were invited to submit an EOI […]

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