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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...

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 ...

Writers' big bash finish falls short as actors reclaim Credit

The cricketing actors of the MEAA claimed back The Credit from the AWG's writers in a hard-fought match at Fawkner Park on Sunday.The small boundaries of the North-Eastern oval made for some big hitting with plenty of shots reaching or clearing the boundary. In the end a valiant and hugely entertain...

Australia's screenwriting future: 2017 Monte Miller Award winners announced in Melbourne

Screenwriters Nicholas Clifford, Arky Michael and Kym Vercoe have been announced as the 2017 Monte Miller Award recipients, taking home the top prizes for unproduced screenplays in a competitive year that saw almost 400 Monte Miller entries. Clifford took home the award in the short form category f...

Far out, brussels sprout!

On 22 January 2018, The Australian published an article from the incoming CEO of Free TV Australia Bridget Fair, who likened Australian children’s content on commercial television to the brussels sprouts of a child’s dinner.This is yet another example of Australian commercial broadcasters’ self-serv...

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