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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’.

Vale Alan Hopgood: A tribute by Judith Colquhoun

With the death two weeks ago of Alan Hopgood AM, the Guild has lost one of its most illustrious members, while those of us who knew Hoppy have lost a wise, witty and generous friend whose company was always a joy.

First Break: Presented by the Australian Writers' Guild and Screen NSW

First Break 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.