Industry Organisations
Guilds and associations

In Australia a variety of associations represent the collective interests of the industry. The key organisations are listed below.

Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS)

The ACS is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, that was formed in 1958 for the purpose of providing a forum for cinematographers to further develop their skills through mutual co-operation.

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Australian Directors Guild (ADG)

The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) is an industry association representing the interests of film and television directors, documentary filmmakers, animators and independent producers throughout Australia. The ADG has 700 members nationally.

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Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC)

Industry association representing Australian screen composers.

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Australian Production Design Guild (APDG)

A non profit organisation committed to:
- raising the profile of stage and screen design
- highlighting the creative contribution made by the mise en scène
- drawing attention to professional standards
- encouraging young designers and associated professionals in the industry
- recognising excellence and outstanding achievements through annual awards
- granting APDG accreditation to outstanding Australian designers.

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Australian Screen Editors Guild (ASE)

The Australian Screen Editors Guild is comprised of the best screen editors in Australia. It is a cultural, professional and educational organisation, dedicated to the pursuit and recognition of excellence in the arts, sciences and technology of motion picture film and televisual post production. The Guild aims to promote, improve and protect the role of editor as an essential and significant contributor to all screen productions.

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Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG)

The Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) represents the profession of screen sound in film, television, multimedia and other related audio industries. It was formed in 1988 in response to a desire for more communication between practitioners of the various craft areas of screen sound.

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Australian Writers' Guild (AWG)

The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) is the professional association for Australian performance writers including film, television, theatre, radio and digital media. Established in by a group of radio writers in 1962, the Guild has an almost 50 year history of representing the professional interests of Australian scriptwriters.

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Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)

The Alliance is the union and professional organisation which covers everyone in the media, entertainment, sports and arts industries including people working in TV, radio, theatre & film, entertainment venues, recreation grounds, journalists, actors, dancers, sportspeople, cartoonists, photographers, orchestral & opera performers as well as people working in public relations, advertising, book publishing & website production.

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Screen Producers Australia (SPA)

Screen Producers Australia is a national organisation that unites the screen industry to campaign for a healthy commercial environment. Screen Producers Australia support the interests of businesses, large and small, in their production of feature films, television programs, interactive content and games across all genres and formats.

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Women in Film and Television NSW (WIFT)

Women in Film and Television NSW is committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, by supporting and advancing women working in the film, television and related screen industries. We are a membership based non-profit organisation.