Make sure you are using the latest hotfix for Director (11.5.8) - it is the first to support AS# in Flash. Your SWF members will probably need to be linked to their external files instead of fully imported.
Or perhaps you're saying that you've met both these conditions and are still seeing problems?
Well I attempted to update my Mac with the hotfix and it has seemed to ruin my director app. I re-installed director and now when it tries to run the update, it says "the disk image could not be accessed"
I saw others with this issue in the forums but don't really see a fix.
Can you explain what you mean by:
seemed to ruin my director app.