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Announcing this year’s AWGIE Award winners


August 26, 2012

The 45th Annual Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Awards were held on Friday 24th August at Doltone House in Sydney. The only Australian scriptwriting awards judged solely by writers on the basis of the script recognised a new crop of creative talent bringing Australian stories to our screens and stages. The best of Australian performance writing […]

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45th Annual AWGIE Awards Nominees


July 11, 2012

  The Australian Writers’ Guild announces the nominees for the 45th AWGIE awards The nominees this year reflect the abundance of high quality scriptwriters Australia has produced. “The AWGIES are a unique opportunity to celebrate the writers whose stories have shaped our national culture including feature films, theatre, TV series and serials, mini-series, radio, interactive, […]

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Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings


When: July 3, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

Presented by the Australian Writers Guild and Writers Victoria Four women writers discuss the state of play for women playwrights in this country. What makes writing for theatre different for women writers? What are the[…]

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Important Feature Film News


July 3, 2012

As you may know, the AWG Feature Film Committee has been at work to improve contract conditions for our members writing feature films.  This year, we are preparing to start negotiations with producers for a Feature Film Agreement covering fees, contingent payments, rights and all the issues that surround Feature Film projects.   The Feature […]

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AWG Responds to Review of Australia Council


May 18, 2012

This week a Review of the Australia Council was released, recommending a number of reforms to the Australian Government’s arts funding agency. The Australian Writers’ Guild is very pleased with the recommendations of the Review and delighted to see that many of these recommendations address issues and suggestions highlighted in our official submission to the […]

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Today! Check out this panel to launch the new national org Women in Film and TV (WIFT) Australia... in approx 2 hrs… https://t.co/xFbXiVOokp

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Safeguard revealed for local content quotas: The ACMA must consult https://t.co/H19v2TKvrE

📣 Calling all writers, directors and performers: applications to the Diversity Showcase are now open for actors, wr… https://t.co/mG3HPmsnRM

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Let's don the Transducer and get up to (hyper)speed on 30 years of Aussie kids' sci-fi. 💫 https://t.co/NpmeRDTF8c

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Commercial TV increase in sports costs is seven times the local drama budget. | ArtsHub Australia https://t.co/5J5kz7HSAW

An audiovisual study by Prof Xalabarder examines AV laws on a country-by-country basis. This afternoon we held a pa… https://t.co/A54uxFj2Az

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Congratulations to Pathways writers who have received @Scripted_Ink development funding including Judi McCrossin, P… https://t.co/XGaIEKGMNj

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Applications are now open for Australia's first Diversity Showcase. This showcase is open to actors, writers and di… https://t.co/rxkxL2uL4x

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FOLKS! Are you an emerging Australian writer, director or performer? Indigenous, non-Anglo, POC, LGBTIQ and/or disa… https://t.co/tZzH979Srx

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ABC ramps up independent commissions in $30 million spending boost https://t.co/VmN3uhKGCr

Don't forget to enter your film for @Rev_Film_Fest 2018! Applications close tomorrow 😱 https://t.co/TZ8hRCiAkG

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ABC slashed spending on Australian drama https://t.co/p8S9n6PIu5 via @smh

Calling all writers, directors and performers! Your voice. Your stories. Join us for Australia’s first Diversity Sh… https://t.co/0pQAKNEIJY

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If broadcasters get what they want in the budget, Australian television is doomed https://t.co/1MLnAxtzTR via @smh

Film Victoria has updated the Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct to reflect a zero tolerance approach to uns… https://t.co/nd1Qu5gSkm

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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:

'The genie is out of the bottle': Canadian broadcast industry clashes over regulations in Netflix era… https://t.co/VNgR11l1aU

Congratulations to all the 2018 @ADGdirectors Awards nominees, and especially to our wonderful and multi-hat-wearin… https://t.co/Sr9DOTUbOA

2018 ADG Award nominees unveiled, with female directors dominating in children’s TV drama https://t.co/kJb35msTpx

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Blake Ayshford signed to write UK revenge thriller ‘Whatever You Love’ https://t.co/I8dCKSvufe

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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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"Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason has two blunt messages for feature film producers. One is: Recognise that most independent films, Australian and international, now are earning roughly half as much at Australian cinemas as they did only a few years ago. The other: Keep up-to-date with the rapidly shifting dynamics in the global theatrical market or get left behind."

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We don't mean to alarm you...but AWGIE Award entries close next week, so get in quick! Open to produced works across film, television, documentary, theatre, radio, interactive and children's television, each year these prestigious awards celebrate and honour the very best in Australian stage and screen writing. In 2018 entries are open to all eligible produced works that finished principal photography or production or had a first performance in 2017. See below the Conditions of Entry for details. #2018AWGIES #MyAWGIES #SomeoneWroteThat

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A fantastic article from AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter Belinda Chayko on the process of writing and showrunning SBS's new drama Safe Harbour.

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A big congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Monte Miller Awards, Nicholas Clifford in the short form category for his script 'The Handy Man' and Arky Michael and Kym Vercoe in the long form category for their script 'Mrs Burswood'. #MonteMillers #screenwriter

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The Monte Chillers are ready and the Monte Miller Awards will start soon. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners! #MonteMillers

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