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ABOUT US The Australian Writers’ Guild is the professional association representing writers for stage, screen, radio and online and has protected and promoted their creative and professional interests for 60 years. The Guild’s vision is to see performance writing and performance writers thrive as ...

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.


​Supporting Screenwriters to write about health issues

Victoria University​'s Institute for Health and Sport (IHES) want to hear from all sorts of screenwriters (including writers for short films, feature films, television and online content) and at all career stages/levels who are writing scripts for all kinds of genres. Their current project aims to understand the needs, experiences and preferences of screenwriters who have written at least one script for screen where a health condition or issue was part of the storyline.


NCIS: Sydney AWG President Statement

CBS Studios’ announcement today that Paramount+ will bring the NCIS franchise to Australia is a massive vote of confidence in the Australian industry. It means writers, directors, actors and crew will have the opportunity to showcase their talent producing an Australian version of a franchise that is recognised around the world.


Government TV Proposal Falls Short

​The Australian Writers’ Guild is disappointed by the minor reforms proposed in the Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme put forward by Minister Fletcher today.

Under the proposed scheme, which is the outcome of the Government’s work to change the free-to-air TV market and implement platform-neutral regulation, large streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Disney will be required to ‘report annually on their expenditure and provision of Australian content’. Should those services fail to invest 5 per cent of their gross locally-sourced revenue in producing Australian content, only then will the Minister impose a formal investment requirement.


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