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$10,000 John Hinde Award for sci-fi screenwriting opens for entries!

Calling all sci-fi screenwriters! The John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing is now open, celebrating the development and showcasing of sci-fi screenwriting for feature film, television, web series, audio and interactive media.

2024 minimum rates and contracts now available on the AWG website

Industrial contracts and rates available to AWG members have been updated for 2024, with rates increased with CPI (as of 1 January 2024).

Season's Greetings from the Australian Writers' Guild

The board and staff of the Australian Writers' Guild wish you a safe and merry holiday season and a joyous new year! Thank you for your support throughout 2023.

Screenwriter Peter Mattessi elected President of the Australian Writers' Guild

We are delighted to announce that screenwriter and executive producer Peter Mattessi has been elected AWG President by the Australian Writers’ Guild’s National Executive Council and has assumed his new office.

Applications open for The Creators program

Screen Australia and the Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) have announced applications are open for The Creators program. Now in its second year, The Creators is a career acceleration program for high-calibre, mid-career screenwriters to build toward the creation of their own shows.