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Academy Award Winners Announced for 2013 National Screenwriters Conference

January 8, 2013

The AWG today announced their second round of world-class speakers for the biennial National Screenwriters Conference, which will take place at Mornington Peninsula in Victoria from 20-22 February 2013.  Academy Award winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (Best Screenplay for Dead Poets Society and writer of What About Bob?, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Medicine Man and […]


What’s the Story? Update on Fighting the Good Fight

January 3, 2013

Take a look at our 2012 round-up of Guild activities, with news about what we're doing for performance writers and what you can do to get involved. What's the Story? includes:  Stories from the Frontline: Astonishing true stories of writer abuse, send yours in! Adjusting the Volume to amplify Australian voices in drama, children's and documentary television Championing Playwrights' Rights […]


Victorian Branch Christmas Party

When: December 11, 2012 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

  The AWG is pleased to invite Victorian members and guests to our Christmas Party shindig – with raffle prizes, food & drinks, and of course, great company, we’d love to see you there! WHEN: Tuesday[…]


Screen Industry Joint Press Release re: Convergence Review Announcement

December 7, 2012

The AWG issued a joint release with the Australian Directors Guild, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance and the Screen Producers Association of Australia yesterday in response to Minister Conroy's Convergence Review announcement last Friday.   Read the full release here.


The AWG Responds to Senator Conroy’s Convergence Review Announcement

December 3, 2012

After months of speculation, Senator Conroy finally announced the first stage of the government’s response to the Convergence Review on Friday afternoon.   Despite the headlines, the Australian content requirements on commercial television were vague and flexible, while licence fees remain cut in half for Channels Nine, Ten and 7 – that’s $142 million per year going straight […]


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