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Shortlist for premier awards for unproduced Australian screenplays


The thrilling depths of 1942 wartime Sydney, an elderly woman who finds a new lease on life and an examination of the tragedies and triumphs of three high school friends are just a few of the original Australian stories on showcase in the Australian Writers' Guild's 2017 Monte Miller Awards shortlis...
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AWG announces new online portal to showcase world-class projects to producers


The Australian Writers’ Guild has announced the launch of Pathways Showcase, a new state-of-the-art web-portal offering producers and industry professionals exclusive access to Australia’s hottest new scripts and premier screenwriters.Announced yesterday at SPA’s Screen Forever conference, the port...
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Rising star of Australia’s sci-fi scene takes home 2017 John Hinde Award for Best Unproduced Script


1 November 2017 A society where sleep is optional and the rich work and play on a 24-hour cycle is the thrilling setting of the winning unproduced script in the 2017 John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing, presented last night in Brisbane to C.S. McMullen for her pilot script Awa...
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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...
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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...
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