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Ingle Knight and Tommy Murphy Win the 2012 Richard Burton Award for Playwriting

November 2, 2012

The AWG congratulates full members Ingle Knight and Tommy Murphy, who have been announced as recipients of the 2012 Richard Burton Award for Playwriting. The judging panel was chaired by Sally Burton and included Australian Writers' Guild WA Chair Barbara Connell.   Full members Mary Rachel Brown and Tom Holloway were also shortlisted. Ingle and […]


Industry Elite Announced for 2013 NSC

October 25, 2012

The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) today released their first line-up announcement for the biennial National Screenwriters Conference, which will take place at Mornington Peninsula in Victoria from 20-22 February 2013. Shameless creator Paul Abbott, announced as international headliner last month, will be joined by a host of industry elite including John Collee (Happy Feet, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the […]


Letter to the Editor of The Australian

October 24, 2012

From: Jacqueline Elaine, AWG To: Date: 25 October, 2012 The 'entertainment industry’s' mischievous accusations of bias on the part of the advisory committee set up to advise the government's review of Australian copyright law are a nonsense (Andrew Colley, 23/10). The coalition of coalitions driving this campaign is essentially the same six Hollywood media conglomerates […]


Paul Abbott to Headline National Screenwriters Conference 2013

September 27, 2012

Shameless creator Paul Abbott has been announced to head up the biennial National Screenwriters Conference, 20-22 February 2013 One of Britain's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful TV writers will head to our shores for the biennial National Screenwriters Conference at Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, from 20-22 February 2013. Paul Abbott created the multi award-winning semi-autobiographical […]


2009 Kit Denton Fellowship Winner Takes Out Helpmann Prize for Best Play

September 27, 2012

Victorian company Back to Back Theatre has taken out the 2012 Helpmann Award for Best Play. The leading contemporary theatre ensemble has actors with intellectual disabilities at its creative core, and received the 2009 Kit Denton Fellowship in recognition of its groundbreaking work.  With the assistance of the $30,000 Fellowship, the Helpmann-winner Ganesh Versus the Third Reich was […]


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