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Agency head slams copyright changes as ideological and unsound

August 25, 2016

Copyright Agency chair Kim Williams has slammed recommendations to weaken Australian copyright protection as disrespectful, ideologically-motivated and not even good business sense. Speaking at the Melbourne Press Club, the former Foxtel and News Limited boss gave one of his strongest critiques to-date of the recommendations from the Productivity Commission which, if enacted by the Government, could […]


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[…]


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,[…]



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,[…]


“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[…]


Character development with Louise Fox and the importance of white board #writenight

"A broadcaster's job is to respond to your imagination" - Louise Fox @AWG_1 #masterclass #tvwriting

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"The era of the writer/producer has now begun in Australia." Louise Fox @AWG_1 #masterclass #tvwriting

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"Put pressure on your characters" - Louise Fox @AWG_1 #masterclass #screenwriting

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Proud of the NSW @AWG_1 committee - today 20 lucky associate members have a free masterclass with creator and writer Louise Fox. #tvwriting

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One of the participants - Ann Petrou discussing lead characters at Louise Fox Masterclass…

The Louise Fox Masterclass has started! Thank you to Louise for donating her time and to NSW…

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Great article by NSW Committee member Niki Aken on Screen Australia's milestone study of diversity.

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Don't miss @OPENCHANNEL's Generation Next: Screen Creators Conference // 29-30 Aug, tickets selling fast! Book now:

Why @screenaustralia's diversity report is the necessary 1st step to meaningful change AND what that might look like

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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!

Mary Anne Butler and the cast of BROKEN at the Q&A session after the amazing performance #broken

Mary Anne Butler with Gina Schien, a tommy Murphy and Tania Holloway at the Darlinghurts Theatre…

AWG member Angela Bietzen's The Hanging at the Sydney Theatre Co. Looks like a sell out to us!…

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3 days left to nominate your outstanding women #stage and #screen writers for the Mona Brand Award! @statelibrarynsw

NSW Write Night- The Art of the Fart - writing for children's TV panel happening now! #AWG

We're on the hunt for Wally* tonight at #NSWWriteNight - come join us for a drink as we chat Kids TV. #screenwriting

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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:

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Only a few tickets left for tonight!

Entries for Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers close Friday! @statelibrarynsw

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Shane Brennan & Australian Writers' Guild launch SCRIPTED INC later this month!

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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

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