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2009 NSW Mentorships Announced


January 27, 2010

The Australian Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2009 New South Wales Mentorship Program are Blake Ayshford, Raen Fraser, Andrew Kelly, Simon Luckhurst and Sam Meikle. The program will provide these NSW based performance writers with a significant opportunity to receive critical support and guidance from professional colleagues to develop […]

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43rd Annual AWGIE Awards – Call for Entries


November 26, 2009

The Australian Writers’ Guild 43rd Annual AWGIE Awards are now open for entries. The AWGIE Awards are the Australian Writers' Guild annual awards for excellence in screen, stage, radio and new media writing. The AWGIEs are the only peer assessed awards for performance writers with judging based on the written script – the writer's intention […]

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Some News


October 15, 2008

If you are serious about becoming a writer it is essential that you join the Australian Writers' Guild – to increase your bargaining power and to give you access to industry information as well as a wide range of services. Put simply, membership of the AWG is the best investment you can make in your […]

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Solidarity March


May 27, 2008

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National Screenwriters Conference 2007


May 27, 2008

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Primary23:07 - 21.1.2018

There is a real risk that the government will remove or change the policies that have successfully supplied Australian children with Australian content for decades. We want Australian stories on Australian Screens. We want Australian children dreaming Australian dreams. TAKE ACTION and contact your local member to ask their help to save children's content! #SaveKidsTV

We want Australian stories on Australian Screens. Contact your local member to ask for their help to save children'… https://t.co/U8Bl5Lcqnw

Screen Australia’s Graeme Mason addresses the development fees conundrum https://t.co/EYUU8Q7J0J

If you're in Sydney today we're speaking with @nikiaken & @gmaddoxon on the Writers and Directors panels at the… https://t.co/keabJ0pccj

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Queensland screenwriters can apply for the 2018 Greg Coote Scholarship https://t.co/RwVueelC0u

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If you want scripted dramas and comedies to continue to be made by Australians, you can help by clicking a few butt… https://t.co/t9M4Esb2oq

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Dev Patel, Eddie Izzard and the director of The Babadook: 10 Australian films to watch in 2018 https://t.co/AembjdjDwz

Streaming services a boon for viewers but Aussie drama is under pressure https://t.co/QNZ5inv0a9 via @smh

The world’s largest directory of Australian stage performances, AusStage, is under threat https://t.co/C1U4Lj18fI

Submissions for 2018 LYSICRATES PRIZE are still open! If you're a playwright who has had 3 or more mainstage plays… https://t.co/oVKJG2UmUe

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Myself and @otherellaroby did an interview about our self-proclaimed status as "screenwriters". https://t.co/EJXrL09HMY

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Want to join AIDC’s ACCESS early career program? Applications close FRIDAY 12 JAN! Be mentored by international exp… https://t.co/L2K2dKiF4F

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The freshest, most exciting new material from Australia's best screenwriters. All in one place.… https://t.co/xTJiimKDmX

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Great opportunity here for someone with a passion for writers and writer's rights. The @AWG_1 is looking for an Ind… https://t.co/1epSvFFGcv

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Writers from around the world - #WIN £2,200, a trip to London and have your play broadcast on @bbcworldservice! Ap… https://t.co/ZpUPCzhGsJ

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SPA is holding training in Sydney and Melbourne on employer’s responsibilities in ensuring a safe workplace. Find o… https://t.co/PIQHr2EQWM

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Primary4:23 - 9.1.2018

A job! For rights! Screen/stage/radio writers need industrial representation. Reckon this job is worth a punt for s… https://t.co/l3iLSifnj2

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Primary22:52 - 8.1.2018

Love writers? Love rights? Come and work at the Australian Writers' Guild! We're looking for an Industrial, Policy & Advocacy Manager.

Chloe Dallimore, Amy Maiden on allegations of sexual harassment in entertainment industry https://t.co/3nFxXsP3OL

Primary12:28 - 8.1.2018

Just over half an hour to go until entries for Laugh Out Loud close! If you have experienced any technical difficulties with your entry or the membership discount this evening, please email your details and entry to admin@awg.com.au and we’ll process the entry for you in the morning.

Primary6:05 - 8.1.2018

Today's your last chance to enter the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Writing Competition with entries closing at 11.59pm tonight! $5000 in development funding, the chance to pitch your project to ABC and the opportunity to be on Pathways all up for grabs! More info and entries here: https://awg.com.au/view/event/laugh-out-loud/

Primary3:01 - 7.1.2018

Only one day to go! Entries for the LAUGH OUT LOUD #Comedy writing competition close midnight tomorrow, with $5000 + the chance to pitch to ABC & become eligible for Pathways up for grabs! Info & entry here: https://awg.com.au/view/event/laugh-out-loud/

Primary0:46 - 7.1.2018

UPDATE: The AWG website is now up and running again, and all entries for Laugh Out Loud can be made through the website. The competition closes midnight tomorrow, Monday 8 January. If you have any other questions regarding the Laugh Out Loud competition, please contact admin@awg.com.au.

Primary22:30 - 19.12.2017

Tonight! Bar tab and Santa sackful of cool door prizes (including Final Draft (download), Associate Membership to the AWG, movie tickets and DVDs!) all at the AWG Qld Xmas Party and Screen Industry End of Year Drinks. Members and non-members welcome. Film, TV theatre, gaming/interactive peeps from all stages of careers welcome.

Primary5:04 - 15.12.2017

Keen to bust out your #comedy chops? Australian Writers' Guild are looking for half hour narrative comedies (series or web series) with $5000 + the chance to pitch to ABC & become eligible for Pathways up for grabs! LAUGH OUT LOUD info & entry here: https://awg.com.au/view/event/laugh-out-loud/

Primary0:51 - 14.12.2017

Mandate a code of conduct or lose funding, says Screen Australia. A beginning, but there's more to be done, says writer Sophie Mathisen.

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The Inquiry into the Australian Film and Television Industry has released its report, recommending multiple changes to the current industry including local content quotas on SVOD services and children's content reforms.

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The deadline for grant applications is Tuesday 12 December. Click below for more information on this fantastic opportunity for emerging screenwriters.

Primary5:54 - 4.12.2017

To coincide with today's launch of ABC Comedy we're excited to announce LAUGH OUT LOUD, a comedy screenwriting competition where you could receive $5000 in development funding from Scripted Ink. and the chance to pitch for idea to ABC Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski! The top three scripts will also become eligible for consideration for Pathways, our exciting new online portal where your project will be promoted to producers and industry professionals both domestically and internationally. Entries are open for half-hour narrative comedy scripts (series or web series) and close Monday 8 January 2018! Find out more and enter here: https://awg.com.au/view/event/laugh-out-loud/

Primary22:59 - 27.11.2017

Want to upskill or diversify your skill-set? Applications for Australian Film Television and Radio School part-time and after hours Advanced Diplomas in Series TV Writing, Feature Film Writing, and Script Editing & Development close on 4 December 2017. Details HERE:

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