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AWG Theatre Streaming Guidelines


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many theatre producers have been looking to stream recorded versions or live readings of plays. While the Australian Writers’ Guild is supportive of these initiatives, we also want to ensure that playwrights are being treated fairly.

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AWG on quotas, SVODs and the Arts crisis


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the financial sustainability of our national television broadcasters, the Morrison Government today announced a suspension of content obligations until the end of this calendar year.

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Australian screen industry bands together to seek Government support


At a time when productions such as The Voice, Clickbait and Australia’s Got Talent, along with a number of Australian scripted dramas are shutting down in order to comply with public health warnings, organisations representing Australia’s independent producers, directors, writers, casts and crews today wrote to the Government seeking urgent support for the Australian screen industry.

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COVID-19: Update for members


We know that you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on your long and short-term work, health and financial security. We want to reassure you that the Guild fully appreciates the gravity of the situation and its impact on our members.

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Temporary shutdown of AWG and AWGACS office space in response to COVID-19


During this time of uncertainty surrounding the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our members, our staff, and the wider community.

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