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Applications open for Talent LA 2018


Wednesday 6 June 2018 Screen Australia and the Australian Writers’ Guild are supporting up to ten Australian directors and/or screenwriters to take part in Talent LA this September 2018. Returning for a second year, Talent LA is a bespoke week-long program of targeted and curated meetings, workshops...
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Vale Mary Wright, a tribute by Carolyn Gould


Mrs Hazel Mary Wright, known as Mary, passed away on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at the age of 96.Mary Wright was a Life Member of the Australian Writers' Guild. In the early days of the Guild, Mary volunteered in the administration area. In 1968 she won the Ragus Plaque award for the winning Associate’...
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AWG report: More Australian works in 2018, but original voices at a standstill


The National Voice, the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual survey of Australia’s 10 largest theatre companies, has concluded that while the overall number of Australian plays in 2018 has increased, original Australian voices on stage have hit a standstill, making up less than 50% of main stage theat...
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Laughs aplenty in sophisticated script from next-big-thing screenwriter


Thursday 5 April 2018 A comedy about a hard-partying actor facing up to her fast-declining fertility has won the Australian Writers' Guild's Laugh Out Loud Comedy Writing Competition, with screenwriter Jacklyn Bassanelli awarded the top prize for her script Preconception. ‘I’m thrilled to win and s...
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Big names call for action to protect Australia’s screen culture


Tuesday 27 March 2018 Dozens of Australia’s best-known and most successful actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and production crew – including 15 Oscar winners – have penned an open letter calling on the nation’s parliamentarians to protect the local screen industry and to act now to ensure ...
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