Last updated on July 26th, 2017 at 03:32 pm
The following jobsÂ exist within the group (not technically a department) Directors.
- Director’s Assistant
In Australian A-Z Budget â€“ Feature Films these rolesÂ are in sectionÂ B.2 Directors.
According to the Auteur TheoryÂ the Director is the Author of the film, it is their single creative vision of the motion picture that is delivered in the final cut. This is why a feature film often has a card “a Director’s Name film”.
Directors areÂ Above-The-Line. The-Line is said to differentiateÂ the team responsible for the creative controlÂ of a motion picture from the technicians and crafts-people who make the film. More accurately Above-The-Line people are attached during the Development phase of a productionÂ while Below-The-Line people are hired once the financing is in place and Preproduction phase begins. Costume, Art and Makeup departments areÂ creative, but they still fall Below-The-Line.
DirectorsÂ are consideredÂ LabourÂ by unions such as MEAA and the ADG so their minimum rates of pay are defined in the standard industrial agreements for each production sector. AsÂ the pinnacle creative vision of the film, directors negotiate for the highest fee they can.
The Producer’s Offset scheme limits Qualifying Australian Production Expenditure (QAPE) on Above-The-Line to 20% of Total Film Expenditure. Before the Producer’s Offset, Australian funding bodies have historically limited Directors fees to 3% of the production budget for feature films with government investment or grants.
- Story & Script
- Production Management
- Production Accountancy
- Assistant Directors & Script Supervision
- Camera Department
- Sound Department
- Lighting Department
- Grip Department
- Costume Department
- Make-up Department
- Hairdressing Department
- Art Department
- Action Vehicles Department
- Livestock Department
- Construction Department
- Special Effects & Armoury Department
- Visual Effects & Animation Department
- Occupational Health & Safety Department
- Tuition & Technical Advisers
- Post Production Crew
- Publicity & Stills