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State of Play


When: September 14, 2016 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Where: The Imperial Hotel, 2-8 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

The stage is bare – except for a couple of barstools.  Two playwrights enter. Pause. Where are the opportunities for emerging playwrights? How can playwrights continue to write in the light of savage funding cuts[…]

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Write Like A Man


When: September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Write Like A Man  It’s September. It’s spring! It’s time for theatre companies to announce their 2017 seasons! But will the work of women playwrights feature prominently among their productions? A look at theatre history,[…]

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VIC: SHOW ME THE MONEY


When: August 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: RMIT, Building 56, level 6, room 82, 1-15 Queensberry St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

  You know your script or screenplay has value – so how do YOU get what it’s worth? Too many screenwriters go into contract negotiations without enough knowledge about the rights they have created.  As a result,[…]

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“Pitching and Pizza” Roundtable discussion with celebrated TV screenwriter Liz Doran


When: August 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: AWG Office, 1/266 William St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Sydney based TV screenwriter and AWG Member Liz Doran joins us to talk about pitching TV ideas. What works, what doesn’t, how to talk the talk and write the right document to sell your idea. Join us for[…]

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AWG works with major theatre companies to strike deal for playwrights


August 8, 2016

Australian playwrights will benefit from greater protection and increased minimum commissioning fees under a new theatre industry agreement finalised this week with the nation’s eight major theatre companies. The three-year Theatre Industry Agreement (TIA), negotiated by the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) with major theatre companies, provides increased minimum commissioning fees, greater protection of the rights […]

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Primary6:08 - 23.8.2016

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Primary1:39 - 22.8.2016

Great scott! This is your last chance to enter the 2016 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction! With a prize of $10,000 for the best produced script, and professional support and entry to the AWG's Pathways Program for the best unproduced script, the John Hinde Award is a must-enter for all science fiction screenwriters.

Last chance to enter the 2016 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction! Entries close 5pm today! https://t.co/Q8yyHWJ5yW https://t.co/yzhVOtynSA



Mary Anne Butler and the cast of BROKEN at the Q&A session after the amazing performance #brokenhttps://t.co/MYYPkQ5HXb

Mary Anne Butler with Gina Schien, a tommy Murphy and Tania Holloway at the Darlinghurts Theatre… https://t.co/jUmzaJbhT6

AWG member Angela Bietzen's The Hanging at the Sydney Theatre Co. Looks like a sell out to us!… https://t.co/8CKXDCQwer

Primary5:03 - 18.8.2016

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3 days left to nominate your outstanding women #stage and #screen writers for the Mona Brand Award! https://t.co/LfUxAnJdSx @statelibrarynsw

NSW Write Night- The Art of the Fart - writing for children's TV panel happening now! #AWGhttps://t.co/t5CuV4BY01

We're on the hunt for Wally* tonight at #NSWWriteNight - come join us for a drink as we chat Kids TV. https://t.co/KeIsEeLKr1 #screenwriting

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Primary4:09 - 16.8.2016

DEADLINE REMINDER: Entries to the John Hinde Award for Science Fiction close 22 August 2016. The awards offer $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script. You can enter & pay online at the Australian Writers' Guild website: https://awg.com.au/view/event/2016-john-hinde-awards/

Primary23:56 - 15.8.2016

Only a few tickets left for tonight!

Entries for Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers close Friday! @statelibrarynsw https://t.co/LxfLC2wHNq

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Primary7:42 - 10.8.2016

Shane Brennan & Australian Writers' Guild launch SCRIPTED INC later this month! http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/television/ncis-los-angeles-creator-shane-brennan-commits-1m-per-year-to-aussie-talent/news-story/d4d75dbddd13e76ef1c282180c5248ba

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Entries for the @statelibrarynsw Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers close this Friday! https://t.co/2CdYPmRQma #womeninfilm

Primary0:00 - 9.8.2016

Time is running out! Produced or unproduced, the Australian Writers' Guild is looking for exceptional Science Fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media to enter the John Hinde Award. The awards offer $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script submitted each year. Enter online: https://awg.com.au/view/event/2016-john-hinde-awards/

Time is running out! Entries for the John Hinde Award for Science Fiction close August 22. https://t.co/Q8yyHWJ5yW https://t.co/hoXL6Iz4pt



Primary23:00 - 8.8.2016

Entries for the Mona Brand Award for outstanding Women Stage and Screen Writers close this Friday August 12 at 5pm. With a major prize of $30,000 and an additional $10,000 prize for a writer in the early stages of her career, the Mona Brand Award will be presented by the State Library of NSW in honour of Mona Brand's rich legacy and the extraordinary work of Australia’s women writers today.

Come celebrate SHINE's 20th Anniversary Screening & Q&A this Wednesday at Palace Norton St https://t.co/5Ia5kR2YDg https://t.co/XrS8OZdGJ2



Primary6:30 - 8.8.2016

Australian playwrights will benefit from greater protection and increased minimum commissioning fees under a new theatre industry agreement finalised this week with the nation’s eight major theatre companies.

AWG works with major theatre companies to strike deal for playwrights - https://t.co/0MqjS6m7xl #theatre #stage #playwriting

Primary3:40 - 8.8.2016

SHINE - written by AWG president Jan Sardi and one of the most celebrated and successful films in Australian cinema history - will have a special return cinema season to mark the 20th anniversary of its Australian release. The Sydney screening will take place this Wednesday August 10 at Palace Norton Street, at 6.45pm, with a Q&A featuring special guests David and Gillian Helfgott, and director Scott Hicks. The film will also screen at selected cinemas from August 17.

Catch 'The Hansard Monologues: Age of Entitlement' before it finishes at the Seymour Centre next… https://t.co/6ooZv8TpNE

Primary0:35 - 4.8.2016

Reflecting an abundance of outstanding work currently being produced in Australia, the Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) have announced an exciting field of nominees for the 49th Annual AWGIE Awards.

Primary10:29 - 1.8.2016

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Primary0:33 - 1.8.2016

The Australian Writers’ Guild is thrilled to announce an exciting field of nominees for the 49th Annual AWGIE Awards! For more information and the full list of nominees see below.

Primary7:26 - 26.7.2016

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Primary23:00 - 21.7.2016

Time is running out! Only four weeks left to enter the John Hinde Award for Science Fiction. The awards offer $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script. You can enter & pay online.

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Primary7:27 - 18.7.2016

You know your script or screenplay has value – so how do YOU get what it’s worth? Come to our Show me the Money event and find out! July 27 in Sydney, other states to follow!

Primary8:41 - 14.7.2016

Will any members of the Guild be flying to the London Screenwriters Festival next month. If so would like to meet up and chat. David Moore

Primary8:39 - 12.7.2016

Any AWG members in New York next week or have friends there? My play, 'Ellen and Troy and Eloise', a relationship comedy set in Melbourne, plays at the Midtown International Theatre Festival.

Primary8:13 - 7.7.2016

Good evening! I was wondering if there was any more information or gossip on Shane Brennan's scripted Inc launch?

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