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‘Opportunity at just the right moment’: Adelaide Film Festival and AWG announce 2017 winner of prestigious INSITE Award


Monday 9 October 2017The winner of the 2017 Adelaide Film Festival and Australian Writers’ Guild’s INSITE Award has been announced today as screenwriter Bec Peniston-Bird, with the opportunity coming at ‘just the right moment’ for her Cold War-era feature film script, Petrova.'I am so grateful to th...
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Make It Australian Campaign


Yesterday, around the country, Australia’s screen industry united to launch the Make it Australian campaign.Australian screen industry luminaries such as Gillian Armstrong, John Edwards, Nadine Garner, Ben Elton, Scott Hicks, Joanna Werner, Helen Dallimore, Holly Lyons, Ana Kokkinos, Stuart Page, Ma...
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Make It Australian National Day of Action


CALL TO ACTION:On 18 September 2017, the AWG, ADG, SPA and MEAA invite all members to join with other writers, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, sound, post, composers and all professionals involved in creating content in Australia to attend a National Day of Action where we will launc...
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Writers in the spotlight: AWG honours writers of The Drover’s Wife, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge, Rosehaven, Deep Water and more at 50th Annual AWGIE Awards


Playwright Leah Purcell has capped off an incredible year of recognition for her play The Drover’s Wife, taking home the top two writing honours at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 50th Annual AWGIE Awards tonight in Sydney.Purcell was awarded the 2017 Major Award and the David Williamson Prize for E...
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$100K for Australian theatre: David Williamson Prize set to become one of Australia’s richest literary awards


An Australian theatre company will receive $80,000 to commission and program a new Australian work following today’s announcement by the Australian Writers’ Guild that the 2017 David Williamson Prize will be increased to $100,000, making it one of the richest literary prizes in the country.The remai...
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