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High-quality television concepts dominate shortlist for premier awards for emerging writers


Six new Showcase projects have been announced as the shortlist for the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 2019 Monte Miller Awards, to be presented later this month in Melbourne.

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Turn Your Idea into a Screenplay with AACTA Pitch: Regional Landscapes in partnership with Screenworks


Have a great idea for the next classic Aussie film? Inspired by Australia’s diverse and unique landscapes? It’s time to get writing for the chance to develop your idea into a market-ready screenplay and get it in front of key industry figures!

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2020 minimum rates and contracts now available on AWG website


​Industrial contracts and rates available to AWG members have been updated for 2020, with rates increased with CPI (as of 1 January 2020).

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Industry guilds decry government snub to arts and fear further funding cuts


The Australian Writers' Guild has joined fellow screen industry guilds in calling out the federal government’s abrupt decision to fold the Department of Communications and the Arts into a new super ministry, omitting the Arts, as an insult to the industry.

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Significant restructure to the Department of Communications and the Arts


​The Australian Writers’ Guild is deeply concerned that the federal government has announced a restructure, abolishing the current Department of Communications and the Arts and rolling it into the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

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