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Cris Jones, screenwriter of The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, posthumously awarded top sci-fi screenwriting prize

1 November 2017 Cris Jones, the screenwriter and director behind the celebrated sci-fi mockumentary The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, was posthumously honoured with the Australian Writers’ Guild’s $10,000 John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing last night in Brisbane.Jones, who pa...

Make It Australian campaign takes its fight to Canberra

Today, AWG will join with some of the giants of Australian film and TV to descend upon Parliament House in Canberra to directly lobby politicians to support the industry’s future and the Make It Australian campaign.Representing AWG, writer Katherine Thomson and writer-actor-director Leah Purcell wil...

Vale Moya Wood, a tribute by Peter Kinloch

On 5 October 2017, Moya Wood passed away at age 83 at the Wolper Hospital’s Palliative Unit in Woollahra, Sydney, after a brief, but intense struggle with cancer.Her impressive career as a writer/editor for film and television reaches back 60 years or more to the popular series Skippy where she soon...

‘Opportunity at just the right moment’: Adelaide Film Festival and AWG announce 2017 winner of prestigious INSITE Award

The winner of the 2017 Adelaide Film Festival and Australian Writers’ Guild’s INSITE Award has been announced today as screenwriter Bec Peniston-Bird, with the opportunity coming at ‘just the right moment’ for her Cold War-era feature film script, Petrova. 'I am so grateful to the AWG and Adelaide F...

Make It Australian Campaign

Yesterday, around the country, Australia’s screen industry united to launch the Make it Australian campaign. Australian screen industry luminaries such as Gillian Armstrong, John Edwards, Nadine Garner, Ben Elton, Scott Hicks, Joanna Werner, Helen Dallimore, Holly Lyons, Ana Kokkinos, Stuart Page, M...

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