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AWG Report: More Australian plays being staged, but female writers continue to miss out

Monday 12 December 2016The National Voice, a major survey of Australia’s 10 largest theatre companies, has concluded that while more original Australian plays are being produced than three years ago, there is still a shortfall when it comes to balance between male and female Australian playwrights.T...

AWG and Scripted Ink. receive Screen Australia Enterprise funding to develop new generation of Australian screenwriters and showrunners

Wednesday 30 November 2016The Australian Writers’ Guild and Scripted Ink. are excited to announce they have been funded through Screen Australia’s Enterprise Industry fund for their screenwriting development initiative, The Writers’ Room Project.The Writers’ Room Project is an innovative and market-...

Australian Writers' Guild and Open Channel announce shortlist for New Writers' Script Competition

The Australian Writers’ Guild and Open Channel are excited to announce the shortlist for the New Writers’ Script Competition.We received an overwhelming number of diverse entries in each category, with 215 entries in total. The categories were Feature Film, TV Series, Web Series, TV One-off/Miniseri...

Prime Time competition heats up

The Australian Writers’ Guild’s Prime Time screenwriting competition has received more than 500 entries, making it one of Australia’s most hotly contested writing competitions.The new competition, which is for writers who have an original script or idea for a commercially viable prime time televisio...

AWG congratulates playwright Joanna Murray-Smith following inaugural Mona Brand writing award win

The Australian Writers’ Guild has congratulated Melbourne playwright Joanna Murray-Smith for winning the State Library of New South Wales’ inaugural $30,000 Mona Brand Award for outstanding writing for the stage or screen by an Australian woman.The award recognises Murray-Smith’s huge body of work, ...

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