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Don’t’ miss out on advancing your career as a director. Join SDGI and be part of the Director’s community. We are at every table making your voice heard on the issues that matter. Our campaigns are driven by our collective strength and have your say in issues for directors.

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What are my Rights?

Information Session on New Directors’ Rights On the 19th November the Irish government signed new copyright legislation into law. These legal changes have been put in place to deliver on the goal of the EU Directive to transform copyright in the EU and strengthen creators’ rights.  This legislation positively impacts your rights as a director.  The changes include: *  New…

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Ethics in Documentary Workshop

In a rapidly changing and increasingly tightened production schedules for documentary, understanding and staying connected to the ethics around documentary is critical  to protect the director and all involved in making a documentary. SDGI would like to create a Code of Ethics for Documentary to support directors in what is often considered a grey area…

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Role of Director Workshop

Lack of understanding of the role of director can often lead to challenges with trainers, funders, producers, crew. SDGI is working with Adare HR to create a detailed framework of skills and craft of the role of director. The aim of this is for trainers, producers, funders to understand with detail the skills and talent of a director by looking at the an entire framework. We hope that you can use…

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19th Annual Meeting of Directors 20th May 2022

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s 19th Annual Meeting of Directors will take place on Friday 20th May 2022 from 10.30am in the MOLI Museum, 86 St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2. Susanne Bier is our Honorary Guest this year and will receive Honorary Membership of The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and join directors in dialogue with…

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Susanne Bier Announced as Honorary Guest at Annual Meeting of Directors

SDGI is honoured to have Susanne Bier as our Guest of Honour  at the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s 19th Annual Meeting of Directors 2022. Bier has directed the Netflix film ‘Bird Box’ (2018) and the international series ‘The Night Manager’ (2016), which won two Emmys and three Golden Globes, ‘The Undoing’ (2020) and ‘The First Lady (2022).…

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Discussion with Richie Baneham & Darragh O’Connell at the Galway Film Fleadh

Navigating a New Era of Visual Effects and Animation Supervision As a part of the Galway Film Fleadh this year, we are pleased to announce that we are hosting an interview with Richie Baneham and Darragh O’Connell! In this session, VFX and Animation Supervisor Richie Baneham and Animation Director Darragh O’Connell will unpack Richie’s films,…

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Directors’ Right to Annual Audit Information

Today the deadline has passed for EU countries to implement the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. From today, producers across Europe are now legally obliged to issue directors with an annual, detailed, breakdown in writing of the profits and losses from all productions to which directors have contributed. This will have a particular…

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The 2022 Annual Meeting of Directors

Thank you to everyone who attended the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of Directors with our honorary guest Susanne Bier. The Chairman Maurice Sweeney and the Board would like to thank the members and supporters of the Guild for their dedication to the Guild as your support and commitment fuels everything we do at the Guild. Paddy Breatnach and Lisa Mulcahy were re-elected…

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Directors Pay Campaign

Directors show up giving 100% of themselves to a project, working long days in increasingly pressured schedules, embracing new technology skills, COVID protocols and working with tightening budgets. Directors often work for months and sometimes years underpaid in development to drive a project forward. Directors as the creative lead hold the specialist responsibility above all…

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Susanne Bier Announced as Honorary Guest at Annual Meeting of Directors

SDGI is honoured to have Susanne Bier as our Guest of Honour  at the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s 19th Annual Meeting of Directors 2022. Bier has directed the Netflix film ‘Bird Box’ (2018) and the international series ‘The Night Manager’ (2016), which won two Emmys and three Golden Globes, ‘The Undoing’ (2020) and ‘The First Lady (2022).…

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Directors invited to apply: New Basic Income for Artists

Applications are now invited for inclusion in the Basic Income for the Arts Pilot scheme from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media This scheme is established with various goals including to enable artists and creative arts workers to focus on artistic and creative work without having to enter into employment in…

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19th Annual Meeting of Directors 20th May 2022

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s 19th Annual Meeting of Directors will take place on Friday 20th May 2022 from 10.30am in the MOLI Museum, 86 St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2. Susanne Bier is our Honorary Guest this year and will receive Honorary Membership of The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and join directors in dialogue with…

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Walk n Talk Monthly Meet Up

We know that one of the best parts of being in SDGI is the presence of other directors, as this is what our members tell us. To help facilitate these connections we offer Walk N Talks – casual social outings where like-minded directors can come together to talk, walk, network, and create new ideas together, all…

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Role of Director Workshop

Lack of understanding of the role of director can often lead to challenges with trainers, funders, producers, crew. SDGI is working with Adare HR to create a detailed framework of skills and craft of the role of director. The aim of this is for trainers, producers, funders to understand with detail the skills and talent of a director by looking at the an entire framework. We hope that you can use…

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Ethics in Documentary Workshop

In a rapidly changing and increasingly tightened production schedules for documentary, understanding and staying connected to the ethics around documentary is critical  to protect the director and all involved in making a documentary. SDGI would like to create a Code of Ethics for Documentary to support directors in what is often considered a grey area…

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