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Writers of Prima Facie, Hearts and Bones, Penguin Bloom, The Hunting and Total Control among winners at the 53rd Annual AWGIE Awards


Playwright Suzie Miller’s critically acclaimed one-woman play Prima Facie has taken out the two highest honours at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual AWGIE Awards, winning the 2020 Major Award and the David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre.

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Vale Cliff Green: A tribute by Mac Gudgeon and Roger Simpson


CLIFF GREEN was a pioneer in Australian screenwriting and a central figure in the Guild’s early development. His television credits include his celebrated quartet, Marion, inspired by his time as a school teacher in the Mallee, and the sprawling adaptations, Power Without Glory and I Can Jump Puddles. His screenplay for Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock remains a landmark in Australia’s film renaissance of the 1970s.

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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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