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AWG announces First Break WA participants

Successful applicants have been announced in the Australian Writers’ Guild’s First Break WA program. The program, supported by Screenwest and Final Draft, 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.

Dystopic thriller Kin wins top Australian sci-fi screenwriting award

Filmmaker Thomas Atkin has won the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing, taking home the top prize with a dystopian thriller that grapples with themes of power and identity.

Vale Philip Dalkin

Australia has lost one of its most successful and prolific screenwriters with the passing last week of Philip Dalkin.

NZ Screen Industry Workers Bill

The Australian Writers’ Guild and AWGACS wish the best of luck to New Zealand AWGACS Members and the New Zealand Writers Guild, who will witness the progression of the Screen Industry Workers Bill in its Second Reading in New Zealand Parliament today, Thursday, 11 August 2022.

National Cultural Policy - Have Your Say

The Australian Writers' Guild is preparing its submission to the federal government regarding the development of a new national cultural policy.