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Screenwriter Jacklyn Bassanelli wins two-week residency at RMIT’s McCraith House to develop sci-fi series Evergreen


The Australian Writers’ Guild in partnership with RMIT and Film Victoria are delighted to announce that screenwriter Jacklyn Bassanelli and her project Evergreen have been selected as the winner of the two-week McCraith House residency and mentorship opportunity.Bassanelli was selected for the resid...
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‘Voice of Australia’ on our screens: screenwriter Andrew Knight to receive screen industry top honour


Hacksaw Ridge, Rake and Jack Irish screenwriter Andrew Knight has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 Australian Writers’ Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the industry’s most prestigious gongs, in recognition of his contribution to the Australian screen industry over more than 30 y...
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Screen and Entertainment Industry unites to respond to broadcasters' call to abolish Australian Kids' TV


Friday 21 July 2017Australia’s screen and entertainment industry has responded in a united front against calls made by commercial television broadcasters to abolish Australian children’s television quotas.In Sydney yesterday, at the parliamentary inquiry into the sustainability of the Australian fil...
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$10,000 on offer for top Sci-Fi script, as new era of popular sci-fi is heralded


With Australian shows like Cleverman and The Kettering Incident receiving critical acclaim and Netflix’s first venture into Australian content – the supernatural series Tidelands – due to start production in Queensland in 2018, we seem to experiencing something of a renaissance of local sci-fi conte...
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Writers of Hacksaw Ridge, Hounds of Love, The Wrong Girl, Seven Types of Ambiguity and multi award-winning The Drover’s Wife among nominees for the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards


Academy Award® and BAFTA-nominated film Hacksaw Ridge leads the impressive line-up of nominees for the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards, announced this morning by the Australian Writers’ Guild.Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, this year’s AWGIE Awards will be presented across 19 individual categorie...
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