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AWG Response to the Interim Report of the Convergence Review


December 15, 2011

“Convergence Review is well placed to resolve the problem of untied public funding in Australian content production” says AWG.   “The Australian Writers’ Guild is pleased with the interim findings of the Federal Government’s Convergence Review, in particular it’s clear commitment to the preservation of Australian content on our screens,” says Angela Keefe, Organising and […]

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The Australian Writers’ Guild Applauds Screen Australia’s Change In Focus


November 7, 2011

  The Australian Writers' Guild applauds Screen Australia on their change in focus from auteur expression to a more audience driven model and we congratulate the government funding body for it’s continued dialogue with the Guild regarding these matters.   In their recently released 2010-2011 Annual Report Screen Australia Chairman Glen Boreham writes that changes […]

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Terror Australis Horror Competition


October 31, 2011

      Please note that entries for this competition are now closed. Longlisted entrants will be privately contacted  by 21 December with the shortlist and final winner publicly announced in early 2012.   To warm your dark heart ….. Do you want your horror film made … a chance at an option agreement? Here’s […]

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AWG Supports WGA East Action Against ITV


October 26, 2011

In the U.S. fighting for the rights of Australian writers at the International Affiliation of Writers' Guilds (IAWG) AGM, AWG President Jan Sardi and Executive Director Jacqueline Woodman also supported a Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) campaign against ITV Studios. The WGAE are demanding that ITV Studios, who produces scripted reality television such as […]

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Script Mutiny Threatens SPAAmart.


October 7, 2011

Trouble is brewing over this year’s SPAA conference, with the scripts selected for the feature film shop window staging a sit-in at SPAA head office.  Wake Up Dead, a particularly fat script, blocked the door of the SPAA lunchroom just before lunch yesterday while other scripts phoned media outlets with a list of demands. Sci-fi […]

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