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QLD – PREDESTINED: Q&A WITH PRODUCER TIM MCGAHAN Making a science-fiction film in Australia is an achievement by any standard but creating one that consostnrtly hearalded as one of the smartest and best sci-fi films of recent years is even more of an achievement. Join Tim for an invaluable insight into both the Australian and US film industries and learn what makes a great script that sells in both markets and what he’s looking for as a producer of great projects. WHEN: Wednesday 7 December 2016, 7 pm WHERE: The Waterloo Hotel, Cnr Ann St and Commercial Road, Fortitude Valley, QLD
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS AND CREATORS: A research team headed by Prof. Patricia Aufderheide at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. is exploring the creative process in relation to copyright policy understanding, and are reaching out to Australian writers and creators to participate in an anonymous survey on copyright in Australia. If interested, you can find the survey here:
A big congratulations to all AWG members who've won or are nominated for @AACTA Awards!
Australian Film Television and Radio School will be live streaming Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Meet the Nominees presented by AFTRS panels throughout the day. Make sure you check in at 1 pm today to catch The Writers panel, moderated by Jack Brislee and including Alison Bell (ABC Comedy Showroom – The Letdown), Damian Hill (Pawno), Victoria Madden (The Kettering Incident) and Matthew Whittet (Girl Asleep).
Australian Film Television and Radio School craft focused Advanced Diplomas are ideal to upskill in your craft or diversity an existing skill-set. In 2017 these are offered in SCREENWRITING FOR FEATURE FILM or SCREENWRITING FOR SERIES TV and SCRIPT EDITING & DEVELOPMENT. All are part time, after hours or online so you can maintain full time work while you study (32 weeks). Applications close 15 January 2017. Details at the AFTRS website:
Christmas Party tonight! Make sure you #WriteNightXmas and like the Write Night Facebook page.
The Australian Writers’ Guild and Scripted Ink. are excited to announce they have been funded through Screen Australia’s Enterprise Industry fund for their screenwriting development initiative, The Writers’ Room Project. The Writers’ Room Project is an innovative and market-responsive collaboration by AWG and Scripted Ink., designed to develop a new generation of experienced showrunners, script producers and script editors. Up to 20 experienced and emerging writers will be selected by Scripted Ink. from AWG’s acclaimed Pathways Program to participate in a series of writers’ rooms, providing those writers with valuable experience and simultaneously creating fresh and exciting Australian drama content. Read more:
Did you know that We are nominated for a Ruby Award? You can help us by voting for "A Kid Like Me". For the 1st time there will be a People Choice Award and we would love to be your choice: http://rubyawards2016.arts.sa.gov.au/ Please Vote for us! We are honored to be nominated in the Community and Regional impact and to be listed among so many amazing SA organizations and Artist. We are a small independent company with a focus on giving opportunities and a voice to young people in the North of Adelaide. "A Kid Like Me" premiered a in the 2015 ComeOut now DreamBig Children's Festival, and was listed as one of the best shows 2015 by Murray Bramwell, In 2016 True North fundraised $65,000 to represent Australia at the World Festival of Children's Theatre in Stratford Canada and just won the Australian Writers' Guild 's AWGIE award for best Community and Youth Theatre Script. We learn by making so all the contents of our shows are developed with and for the Ensemble. True North Youth Theatre Ensemble's currently have 60 members and has a scholarship program for under privileged kids in the North. The image is from “E Bully“ which is currently in development and it will have it’s world premiere in 2017 http://www.dreambigfestival.com.au/events/e-bully/
http://ensemble.com.au/whats-on/plays/a-spy-in-the-house-of-love Playreading this Sat at 12 noon at Ensemble Theatre, brand new work by Zoe Hogan, directed by Harriet Gillies with Laurence Coy, Peter Kowitz, Michelle Lim Davidson, Brandon McClelland and introducing Timorese artist Alfeo Sanches Pereira.
TONIGHT at Red Stitch: Australian Writers' Guild present a staged script reading of Minding Gavin by Robyn Winslow at Red Stitch Actors Theatre tonight at 6:45pm. The script will be read by an amazing cast including Julia Blake and Greg Stone, with the reading directed by our very own Brett Cousins. Click the link below for further details and to purchase your tickets: https://awg.com.au/view/event/script-reading-minding-gavin-by-robyn-winslow/
SA: IN CONVERSATION WITH PETER MATTESSI This Thursday, 24 November at 6.30 pm. Peter Mattessi has worked as a writer for TV serials in Australia (Neighbours, Home and Away) and the UK (Eastenders, Holby City). Find out about the mechanics of writing long form TV drama and the different processes involved in Australia compared with the UK. How does the writer’s role and status compare? Join us at the German Club, 223 Flinders St, City – home of The GC for the Adelaide Fringe 2017, from 6.30 pm to grab a drink and a bite to eat!
Vic: SCRIPT READING – MINDING GAVIN BY ROBYN WINSLOW This Tuesday, 22 November at 6.45 pm for a 7.00 pm start A delightful, big-hearted film about small towns, family and finding your way. When taciturn wheat farmer Gavin Wright is hit by tragedy, his tiny, struggling hometown, Gentle, rallies around him like a loving, bickering family. Caught between needing their support and craving his personal space, Gav attempts to navigate his new life while also looking after his 90 year old Aunt Amelia. His navigation skills could do with some work. But as Gentle comes under threat from its big city sister up the road, the man of few words suddenly finds a lot to say about saving his town and keeping his family together. Find out more:
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS' GUILD AND OPEN CHANNEL ANNOUNCE SHORTLIST FOR NEW WRITERS' SCRIPT COMPETITION The Australian Writers’ Guild and Open Channel are excited to announce the shortlist for the New Writers’ Script Competition. We received an overwhelming number of diverse entries in each category, with 215 entries in total. The categories were Feature Film, TV Series, Web Series, TV One-off/Miniseries, and Broadcast Documentary. Our judges have had the privilege of reading many incredible stories from new writers. We saw inventive science-fiction tales that looked into the future to see who we could become, stories that looked into our past to explore who we were, and projects that made us laugh at who we are today. Read more:
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PRIME TIME COMPETITION HEATS UP The Australian Writers’ Guild’s Prime Time screenwriting competition has received more than 500 entries, making it one of Australia’s most hotly contested writing competitions. The new competition, which is for writers who have an original script or idea for a commercially viable prime time television series, has a $10,000 first prize, with the shortlisted entrants also invited to join AWG’s prestigious Pathways Program – which showcases their work to key industry, including making their projects eligible for development and funding by Scripted Ink. Read more:
Photos from the 2016 John Hinde Award, presented on Wednesday 9 November 2016 at Brisbane Powerhouse. Congratulations to Michael Miller, winner of the produced category for episode five of Cleverman, and Graeme Burfoot, winner of the unproduced category for his screenplay, Red to Blue.
Michael Miller, co-writer of acclaimed Indigenous superhero series, Cleverman, has won the $10,000 Australian Writers' Guild 2016 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction!
Congratulations to Michael Miller, screenwriter of ABC TV’s acclaimed Indigenous superhero series, Cleverman, who has won the $10,000 Australian Writers' Guild’s 2016 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction. The annual AWG John Hinde Award, which was first presented in 2008, is funded by a bequest from the late, iconic film critic, John Hinde. The award has two categories – one for a produced script, won by Miller, and one for an unproduced script, which this year was awarded to Graeme Burfoot for his screenplay, Red to Blue.
Photos from the 49th Annual AWGIE Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees and thank you to everyone who made the night a success! Special thanks to our photographer, Angela Robertson-Buchanan. You can find more of Angela's work here: http://www.angelarobertsonbuchanan.com