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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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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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Progressive Recoupment Deal to Support Talent

Director’s Guild of Ireland and Screen Ireland Agree Progressive Recoupment Deal to Support Talent Dublin (February 7th, 2020) The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) and Fis Eireann / Screen Ireland (Screen Ireland) have agreed a new deal which will allow Irish directors to benefit from the Screen Ireland corridor payments across Screen Ireland supported…

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