I used director to create my shell or base program. This way I could make a shaped and draqgable projector. The main content with in this file is in a linked swf file. All animated buttons, Scrolling menus, rollovers, video and text hyperlinks are in this SWF. All the buttons and menu in this swf file direct it to other locations within the SWF or call out to URL's. No buttons in the director file call to the SWF or vise versa. The buttons, scrolling menus and rollovers all animate while running in director but wont control the SWF.
Post an example of the ActionScript that runs when you interact with a widget in your Flash file, but isn't doing what it should.