Press release from TM Publicity

The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel and Chris Taylor have been confirmed as hosts of the Australian Directors Guild Awards, to be held on Friday May 11 at Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney.

The gala Awards ceremony will this year celebrate the ADG’s 30th anniversary.

Craig Reucassel and Chris Taylor have been both writers and presenters of such TV series as The Election Chaser (2001), CNNNN (2002, 2003), The Chaser Decides (2004), The Chaser’s War on Everything (2006-2008), Yes We Canberra! (2010) and The Hamster Wheel (2011).

“The Awards are a great opportunity to mark the ADG’s 30th anniversary and to celebrate the achievements of our directors over the past three decades. The night will be lots of fun too – Craig and Chris will make sure of that!” says ADG General Manager Kingston Anderson.

Nominations in the ADG Awards will be announced April 16.

As well as winners in the 18 Award categories, the ADG Awards will also announce the winner of the ADG and Directors Guild of America Finders series. One Australian feature film, which is yet to secure US distribution and is an entry in the 2012 ADG Awards, will be selected to screen in Los Angeles to key industry figure, including distributors.

Tickets to the Awards are now on sale and cost $135 for members and $185 for non members. Tickets include dinner and wine and are available at: or

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