The Kettering Incident directors Rowan Woods and Tony Kravitz will host the first Directors Chair.

Australian Directors Guild (ADG), in partnership with the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), has launched The Directors Chair, a new masterclass and workshop program for directors.

The Directors Chair will be a monthly series of events which focus on the art and craft of directing. The series will initially be held in Sydney but will expand to other states over the next year.

The first masterclass –  “Is Television the New Cinema?”  – will be hosted by directors Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz, who will dicuss the creation of recent TV series The Kettering Incident

Chaired by fellow director and ADG President Samantha Lang, Woods and Kravitz  will discuss their approach to shooting, design and casting with examples of the series being shown during the session.

“This masterclass with Rowan and Tony is a great way to kick off The Directors Chair.  It’s a rare opportunity for directors and other industry creatives to be part of an immersive discussion around the art and craft of television direction and the ADG is proud to able to present a series of these quality events with AFTRS over the coming year,” said ADG CEO Kingston Anderson.

AFTRS CEO Neil Peplow said:  “This series of events will make a valuable contribution to the professional development of Australian directors, both emerging and established.  AFTRS is delighted to partner with the ADG on this important initiative.”

Where: AFTRS, The Entertainment Quarter, 130/116 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW 2021

When: from October 27

Entry cost $10 (by donation). ADG Members and AFTRS students free.

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