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$60,000 Shane & Cathryn Brennan Prize for Playwriting Winners Announced

Thirteen new Australian plays from a mix of emerging and established writers have been celebrated today with the announcement of the $60,000 Shane & Cathryn Brennan Prize for Playwriting.

First Break WA launches today: Presented by the Australian Writers' Guild and Screenwest

The Australian Writers’ Guild and Screenwest are pleased to launch First Break in Western Australia - a unique professional development program designed to give talented, aspiring WA screenwriters the opportunity to gain in-demand and practical skills, develop their understanding of the screen sector, and build industry connections.

AWG announces First Break NSW Participants

Successful applicants have been announced in the AWG’s First Break NSW program. From over 225 entries, the panel has selected the following 12 writers who will participate in the program, starting in June 2022.

Update on the Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme discussion paper

Submissions to the ‘Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme’ Discussion Paper were due on 24 April 2022. Many of the issues that the AWG has raised in its submission have been addressed at length in our past submissions including, most recently, to the ‘Modernising television regulation in Australia – Media Reform Green Paper’.