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Writers of Hearts and Bones, Acute Misfortune, Stateless, Total Control, The Heights, Prima Facie and Content among nominees for the 53rd Annual AWGIE Awards

In a year marked by uncertainty and upheaval, the power of stories has taken on new and profound meaning. Unable to gather in person, we have instead gathered in shared narratives, connecting across ideas and experiences, and finding moments of joy in film, theatre and television. Yet our Australian stories are under threat, ravaged by years of funding cuts to the screen and stage sectors, competition from unregulated players, and hindered by the current suspension of content quotas and pending government reform. In 2020, there has never been a more important time to join the fight to protect, support and celebrate our industry. In this spirit, the Australian Writers’ Guild is proud to announce a field of screen and stage writers whose work exemplifies the powerful stories we are fighting for, nominated today for the 53rd Annual AWGIE Awards.


Outstanding mix of Audio projects announced as winners of $20,000 Podcast Writing Competition

Four new audio projects have been selected as winners of the Australian Writers’ Guild and Audible’s On Air Podcast Writing Competition, presented with support from Screen Australia.


The spirit of Perseverance: Entries open for Australia’s richest sci-fi screenwriting award

Entries are now open for the 2020 John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing, seeking those writers whose work pushes the boundaries of our imagination, exploring the terrible, the exhilarating, and all the shades in-between.


Vale Ken Shadie: A tribute by the Australian Writers' Guild and Paul Hogan

VALE KEN SHADIE A tribute by the Australian Writers' Guild and Paul Hogan "Ken Shadie was a comedy producer’s dream. A brief to Ken was ‘I need two sketches next week’, and in nine years he never failed to deliver funny, topical gems." So said Paul Hogan, his co-nominee for an Academy Award for best...

AWG submission to the Supporting Australian Stories on our Screens Options Paper

The Australian Writers’ Guild wishes to update members on our submission to the ‘Supporting Australian stories on our screens’ Options Paper, which proposes a new support framework for Australian stories in a multi-platform environment.


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