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Matt Ford wins inaugural Hothouse Drama Program

Matt Ford (Love Child, House Husbands, Satisfaction) has been named as the winner of the inaugural Hothouse Drama Program established to cultivate original projects, generated by writers, for Australian television.


Will writers be better off after the senate inquiry?

Our industry feels like it’s in a constant state of flux as the media landscape continues to change, with added ferocity over the last two decades as screening models make the leap from free-to-air television to online streaming services.

The Senate Inquiry into Australian Content and Broadcast, Radio and Streaming Services has sought to explore these changing times for the industry and come up with recommendations for its healthy future.


EU Parliament passes Copyright Directive acknowledging rights of creators to proportionate remuneration

​The Australian Writers’ Guild and Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society (AWGACS) commend the European Parliament on their vote last week to adopt the EU Copyright Directive, a move that will see the rights of authors, artists and composers to receive proportionate remuneration for the use of their work defined under European copyright law


Judges announced for final Pitch Royale competition at the 2019 Australian International Screen Forum

The Australian International Screen Forum and Australia’s Scripted Ink and Pathways Showcase have announced the judges that are participating in the inaugural Pitch Royale competition as part of the 2019 industry events at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Film Society of Lincoln Center from March 20-22.


Patricia Cornelius wins $234,000 Windham-Campbell prize

The Australian Writers' Guild congratulates long-standing AWG member Patricia Cornelius on winning the 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, announced last week in London.


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