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AWG announces First Break Victoria participants


Successful applicants have been announced in the Australian Writers’ Guild’s First Break Victoria program. The program, supported by VicScreen, is a unique professional development program designed to give talented, aspiring screenwriters the opportunity to gain in-demand and practical skills, develop their understanding of the industry, and build industry connections.

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AWG welcomes appointment of new Minister for the Arts Tony Burke MP


The Australian Writers’ Guild welcomes the appointment of Tony Burke MP as Minister for the Arts and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

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Animated series Space Nova wins prestigious $10,000 prize for Australian sci-fi screenwriting


AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter Thomas Duncan-Watt has taken home the 2021 John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction writing with Episode 11 of the animated series Space Nova.

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Australian Writers’ Guild criticises Government delay, lack of vision in its submission to the Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme Discussion Paper


The Australian Writers’ Guild has today submitted its response to the Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme Discussion Paper, arguing that the minor reforms proposed by the Government in the Scheme are insufficient to lay the foundation for the robust, sustainable and internationally-competitive screen industry that the Government claims to support.

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Members of the Australian Screen Industry Group Submission to the Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme Discussion Paper


The Australian Writers' Guild, along with 13 other preeminent screen industry guilds and associations representing the interests of thousands of Australian screen industry practitioners in front of and behind the camera, has responded to the Government's Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme​​ in a joint submission to the discussion paper.

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