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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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Shooting starts on SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE

4 Directors Start  Shooting  Films on SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE   The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland delighted that directors start shooting  SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE today on the 28th October  2022. Thanks to ARRI who held a training day on Thursday 27th of October for the crew. Kristina Yee              SWEEDISH DEATH Patrick McDermott  …

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Directors’ Town Hall

Join us for a Director’s Town Hall with Chairman Maurice Sweeney and Board of SDGI and Executive. A lot has happened in the past couple of years, COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the screen industry, we have new copyright legislation, new funding models, new audiences and so we want to ask the question, moving forward what…

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Lunchtime Directors’ Contract Clinic

Bring your legal and contract questions for SDGI Lawyer  We invite you to join us with any legal issue you may have related to your director’s contract past, present or upcoming. Each member will get a free legal advice in private session with lawyer, David Sweeney.  On the 19th November 2021 the Irish government signed new copyright legislation into law. These legal…

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Books for Screen

Books are everywhere. As a director you have examined many books for optioning for film and episodics but how can you filter through the mountains of new books published each year to find the best new stories in fiction and non fiction? SDGI has partnered with Publishing Ireland again to create a presentation of Irish books with…

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8th WAVE OF ARRI ALEXA TAKE DIRECTORS to Shoot in November 2022

5 Directors to Shoot Films in November  2022  The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland announces the directors for the SDGI ARRI ALEXA TAKE will being shooting in November 2022. Elena Doyle              MYCELIUM, Bob Gallagher          UNTITLED, Roisin Loughrey       LULLULA, Patrick McDermott   LAND OF BANG, Kristina Yee              SWEEDISH DEATH The SDGI ARRI ALEXA…

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Guide to Tax and Pensions Online Event

We invite you to join a Guide to Tax and Pensions online event with Screen Skillnet and Animation Ireland. The day is broken up into two halves, the morning is Tax and afternoon is Pensions. All members of the Guild welcome to join this free online event and apply for a slot for a one…

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New SDGI Podcast: Navigating a New Era of Visual Effects and Animation Supervision

As VFX dominates every screen today, our speakers discussed how to lead projects with VFX from story to technique. In this session recorded at the Galway Film Fleadh, VFX and Animation Supervisor Richie Baneham and Animation Director Darragh O’Connell unpacked Richie’s films, including Avatar and the more recent Alita: Battle Angel. Richie and Darragh explained how to…

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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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