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Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase

When: April 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am – May 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase Calling all writers, directors and performers!  Your voice. Your stories. Join us for Australia’s first Diversity Showcase and help shape Australia’s future on screen. This July, the Australian Writers’ Guild and[…]


Laughs aplenty in sophisticated script from next-big-thing screenwriter

April 5, 2018

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 still in shock,’said Bassanelli, whose slate of work includes […]


Vic: Talk to Us

When: April 11, 2018 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

This April we’re creating the opportunity for associate members to have a series of speed dating style meetings with their more experienced writers in ‘the biz’. What to know how to get an agent? Now[…]


Big names call for action to protect Australia’s screen culture

March 27, 2018

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 it thrives into the future. Actors Cate Blanchett, Sam […]


Big Screen Dreaming

When: April 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Old Woolstore Hotel, 1 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

A conversation about feature film development with producer Sue Maslin. Despite predictions to the contrary, the feature film format remains a powerful way to connect with audiences. Sue Maslin’s recent hit with The Dressmaker, directed[…]


Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test https://t.co/tW1FgkKqAh

Listen back to brilliant writer and director Jada Alberts as she talks about storytelling, grief and #BrothersWreckhttps://t.co/yjmCFnUOYS

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Applications open for 2018 Natalie Miller Fellowship https://t.co/TVINITKh8o

2018 Patrick White Playwrights' Awards won by Kim Ho and Sue Smith https://t.co/JME0D6dww2 via @ABCNews

Entries across all Television and Online categories for the 8th @AACTA Awards are NOW OPEN! Visit… https://t.co/7M5djKbzIl

'When theatre works it’s so utterly, overwhelmingly surprising, and mostly because it’s in the flesh … It’s a livin… https://t.co/FyheJ74JYT

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Congratulations to Australian filmmaker Charles Williams on receiving the Short Film Palme D'Or for ALL THESE CREAT… https://t.co/GIRhqOXrQv

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Book a night of laughs and insights as @mrbenjaminlaw chats with TV screenwriter/producer Alexa Junge (Friends/Grac… https://t.co/wFl4XeRai4

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TV NERDS! Join me as I chat with TV screenwriter/producer Alexa Junge (Friends/Grace & Frankie/The West Wing/Big L… https://t.co/nRyDTeDuue

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Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase entries close midnight tonight https://t.co/ng6yVes7iO https://t.co/S3iKANTGog

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Griffith grad scripts Picnic at Hanging Rock remake https://t.co/1qkEIDbJ2x

Final deadline for Diversity Showcase is almost here! It's writers who need to apply by 18 May. For more:… https://t.co/7uTTpR4bFy

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Calling all writers, directors and performers! Applications for the Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase close Fr… https://t.co/Uy7vHoldqK

New episode out now! I sat down with the talented @brakes4unicorns to talk about writing, her career and of course… https://t.co/SjJTDUgwHB

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Do you work or have previously worked in the screen industry? We want to hear from you! https://t.co/XRO3aJicArhttps://t.co/lzyHsm5VaU

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Sydney Film Festival 2018 program on sale now! www.sff.org.au

With UK talking about Suicide in an episode on the soap @itvcorrie - it's important scriptwriters understand risks… https://t.co/mMogHSuM6N

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'The industry will be gutted': why Australian film and TV is fighting for its life

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Applications are now open for Australia’s first Diversity Showcase. What’s it all about? Watch this video and find out! To apply, visit www.equityfoundation.org.au

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Tell kids our stories, in our voice

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Calling all writers, directors and performers! Your voice. Your stories. Join us for Australia’s first Diversity Showcase and help shape Australia’s future on screen. AWG and Scripted Ink are partnering with the Equity Foundation and the Equity Diversity Committee, with support from Screen Australia and our colleagues at Australian Directors' Guild, to run Australia’s first Diversity Showcase. Open to members AND non-members. Find out more about how to apply here:

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Congratulations to Jacklyn Bassanelli, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Writing Competition with her script Preconception! Bassanelli wins the chance to pitch her new comedy script to ABC’s Head of Comedy, Rick Kalowski, and will also receive $5000 in funding from Scripted Ink. Described by the industry judging panel as ‘highly sophisticated and well executed’, Preconception follows a late-thirties jobbing actor with a weakness for booze and musicians who decides to look into her own fertility after being cast on screen with a teenage daughter.

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A great interview with Scott Hicks last night, discussing the #MakeItAustralian campaign and Australia's rich and unique film and television industry. www.makeitaustralian.com

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Tonight's the night! Join Briony Kidd and Sue Maslin at The Old Woolstore Hotel in Hobart from 5.30pm as they discuss feature film development and much more! Tickets available on AWG website.

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What would Australian #TV look like without local content quotas? We want Australian stories told on Australian screens by us, to us, about us. More than 200 leading actors, directors, screenwriters, producers, editors, cinematographers and other screen workers have penned an open letter to federal parliamentarians calling for action to protect the industry. Will you join us? https://makeitaustralian.com/take-action/ #MakeItAustralian

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'More than 200 screen industry figures have written an open letter to federal MPs warning that Australian story telling is at risk of being drowned out by overseas content. The latest initiative from the Make It Australian campaign is a direct response to fears the Turnbull government plans to slash the local content quotas for TV drama and children’s television, as advocated by the commercial free-to-air broadcasters.'

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Tune in now to hear Tony Ayres discussing the #MakeItAustralian campaign and today's open letter to the government http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/

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'More than 250 high-profile film and television figures have signed an open letter pleading with the federal government to strengthen local content rules on the small screen and to increase tax breaks to attract overseas movie producers. "Our voices [are] in danger of being drowned out by a deluge of overseas content," it says. "And if our nation's stories aren't told, they die. And when they die, future generations won't know who we are and what makes us us."'

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