ADG anoints Diana Burnett as new Executive Director

The guild campaigns for the industry come down to a few professionals. The Australian Directors Guild will now reflect the skills and personality of its new executive director. UPDATED after interview.

Kingston Anderson, the former head of the Australian Directors Guild has resigned after nearly ten years. The organisation has been looking for a replacement who can understand the policy issues, has a strong grasp of the directors’ role, is a wise negotiator and can go toe-to-toe with the occasional ratbag. Backed by a passionate, smart support group but with a tiny core of fellow employees. 

The answer is Diana Burnett. According to the release, 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.