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Screen creatives visit Canberra to call for action on local content


​Leading Australian actors, crew, writers and producers are in Canberra this week in a united push to convince Parliament to introduce local content requirements for booming digital viewing platforms and make other necessary reforms to ensure a bright future for Australian screen stories.

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Actors make it four in a row with Entertainment Ashes win


It was a scaled down affair due to some pandemic or other, but the ancient tradition of writers and actors battling with bats (and balls) continued for a 40th year on Sunday 28 February at Princes Park, with the MEAA team comfortably retaining The Credit, but with the AWG putting up a strong fight and battling right til the end.

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New Emerging Screenwriters’ Incubator initiative brings industry together to invest in diverse writing talent


SBS, in partnership with Screen Australia, state and territory agencies Film Victoria, Screen Canberra, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screenwest and the South Australian Film Corporation, and with the assistance of the Australian Writers’ Guild, are launching the Emerging Screenwriters’ Incubator: a new, nationwide initiative to support the development of diverse fiction writing talent in the Australian screen sector.

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Calling on all Game Developers. Help us to raise your game.


The Australian Writers’ Guild is working in collaboration with the Games Committee to understand more about the issues that games writers and narrative designers face in the sector. We need your help!

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2021 minimum rates and contracts now available on AWG website


Industrial contracts and rates available to AWG members have been updated for 2021, with rates increased with CPI (as of 1 January 2021). You can access the updated rates directly here.

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