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

Safer Workplace Strategies Forum - how do we protect the truthtellers? | ScreenHub Australia https://t.co/uMTvZPiVYZ

Step behind the scenes of Barbara and the Camp Dogs with co-writers Alana Valentine and Ursula Yovich and actor Ela… https://t.co/mOlpmggzd5

The new go-to for world class projects from Australia's hottest screenwriters. Stayed tuned for new projects coming… https://t.co/53yab4LO7N

Watch this new 30-minute film detailing Writers & Directors Worldwide (@WADWorldwide) & their campaign for… https://t.co/h6si7kg3Iu

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Congratulations to AWG members Robert Connolly and Kris Mrksa who were both recognised by Film Victoria at the 2018… https://t.co/6LXhyka5Km

House of Representatives report finds way to screw the offset pooch | ScreenHub Australia https://t.co/uUfYohydqU

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Create NSW and ABC launch $100,000 development initiative to uncover dramas with ‘heart and humour’ https://t.co/U8rrkXl3Nv

We spy with our little eyes, two Australian screenwriters on this year's @theblcklst ? ✍️ THE OTHER LAMB by Cather… https://t.co/orlBqultzy

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Screen Australia developing a code of conduct on sexual harassment https://t.co/JOV6TezfqZ

Catch the discussion via the Facebook live stream: https://t.co/MNfVX7WGaG https://t.co/GcZXpjcVdc

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Fantastic news for Pathways writer @CSMcMullen ! So exciting!!! https://t.co/P4rxpzskzE

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“Before we can be an ethical bystander, we need to be an ethical person.” – Karen Willis OAM, R&DV Services Austral… https://t.co/ONZd3gQJZS

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Adair Donaldson suggests that the film and TV industry could stand to learn from the new NRL model for education a… https://t.co/Nnvoclurqt

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“As an industry, we need to become comfortable enough to send confident and uncomplicated messages to deal with sit… https://t.co/bgE2Z6Vgsj

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“No matter the industry, the change has to come from the top.” – Louise Rumble (Special Counsel Workplace Relations… https://t.co/HegM2232SH

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“When protocols are in place, they provide genuine opportunities for securing consent and consequences of non-compl… https://t.co/1y91JtUESD

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Panel discussion “Your Rights and Pathways” moderated by Margaret Pomeranz #WIFTsaferworkplaces https://t.co/0w9pS0Ipov

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What can we do to address sexual harrassment in the industry? 1. Promote gender equality 2. Create an organisatio… https://t.co/qMnmz1CeCn

“Nearly one third of victims who reported the sexual assault they experienced said they suffered negative consequen… https://t.co/xFByb27XYI

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“1 in 6 women and 1 in 11 men experienced sexual harassment in workplace in the last 12 months. Overwhelmingly, the… https://t.co/oRLFqLIege

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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.

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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/

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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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Find the projects you're looking for at Pathways, the new 'go-to' for world class projects from Australia's premier screenwriters. REGISTER NOW!

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Australian Film Television and Radio School launches Re: Frame training focused on innovation & building your business. Catch the live stream tomorrow with speakers Russel Howcroft, Richard Harris, Chloe Rickard, Kate Montague and Mike Jones. From 3pm Tuesday below:

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WA: Got an idea for a short film? In this short intensive course – 3 sessions over 3 weeks – you will work with a group of writers to take your story concept from seed to script. You will learn how to plot out your story, develop characters and write your first draft. Find out more below and book at awg.com.au

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The Australian Writers’ Guild has announced the launch of a new online portal, Pathways Showcase – the new ‘go-to’ for producers looking for Australia’s hottest new scripts and premier screenwriters. Launched yesterday at SPA’s Screen Forever conference, the portal is already showcasing over 80 original projects and dozens of Australia’s best screenwriters.

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Introducing PATHWAYS PRIME AND PATHWAYS SHOWCASE, the new 'go-to' for world-class projects from Australia's premier screenwriters, launched today at #ScreenForever. Industry professionals are invited to REGISTER NOW: awgpathways.com.au

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Join us tonight as we chat to Gregory Erdstein and Alice Foulcher, the creative team behind the indie hit That’s Not Me, which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February 2017 and played at Melbourne International Film Festival earlier this year.

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