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You're invited to the 53rd Annual AWGIE Awards


The 53rd Annual AWGIE Awards will be broadcast on Tuesday 8 December 2020 from 8pm (AEDT) / 7.30pm (ACDT) / 5pm (AWST) on YouTube.

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Climate Fiction series The Commons takes home $10,000 prize for Australian Sci-Fi screenwriting


AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter Shelley Birse has won the 2020 John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing for The Commons, with David Peterson’s feature script Untethered taking home the prize in the unproduced category.

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AWG responds to release of Media Reform Green Paper


The Australian Writers’ Guild is heartened by the Australian Government’s recently released Green Paper, which proposes long-overdue media industry reform. The announcement offers a glimmer of hope to a crippled screen industry that has been weakened by evolving consumer habits, inadequate support and diminished production due to COVID-19.

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2020 Monte Miller Awards Open for Entries


It’s time to polish off those final drafts and put your best script forward as the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 2020 Monte Miller Awards are officially open for entries! Dedicated to uncovering the hottest new scripts and writing talent across Australia, the Monte Miller Awards are a purpose-built and industry-recognised opportunity for AWG Associate and Student members to have their work showcased directly to industry decision-makers.

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AWG responds to Government’s screen content announcement


In 2019, the Morrison Government embarked on an extensive review of the Australian screen sector under the promise of long-overdue industry reform. Communications, Cyber Safety and Arts Minister Paul Fletcher today announced new local content quota rules for commercial free-to-air broadcasters and shocked the screen sector with a failure to regulate streaming giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and Stan. This proposal does not provide an adequate framework for continued sector growth, let alone one that is future-proof and platform neutral.

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