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AWG SA SPECIAL EVENT: A Weekend Masterclass with Andrew Bovell


August 25, 2011

    The SA/NT Branch of the Australian Writers' Guild, in collaboration with the SA Writers' Festival, are very excited to present A Weekend Masterclass with Andrew Bovell at the SA Writers' Festival 2011 next month.   Andrew Bovell has won nine AWGIES (Australian Writers Guild Awards) for his work in theatre and film. He […]

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2011 AWGIE Award Nominations


August 17, 2011

        The Australian Writers’ Guild is proud to announce the nominations for this year’s AWGIE Awards – judged by writers for writers and awarded for excellence. The writers of Australia’s best loved stage, screen and radio have been nominated for these coveted awards.  They are awards which are given for the script alone, […]

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Radio National Comedy Commissions


June 22, 2011

Radio National are currently seeking to commission some new comedic works to be aired on their Airplay program. They are not necessarily seeking artists with experience in writing for radio, their only criteria is that they be funny! They are willing to look at a range of styles and formats for these shows, and are […]

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Acclaimed Screenwriter Jan Sardi Elected President of Australian Writers’ Guild


June 7, 2011

Internationally acclaimed screenwriter Jan Sardi has been elected President of the Australian Writers' Guild following the end of Tim Pye's four year term.
 “I'm honoured to have been given this opportunity to represent our nation's storytellers as President of the Australian Writers Guild, an organisation I've been a proud member of for thirty years, said […]

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2011 Kit Denton Disfellowship


June 3, 2011

  Entries for the Kit Denton Disfellowship have now closed. Longlist applicants have been contacted and there will be a public announcement of the shortlist taking place in September.     “F**k them all, big and small”1                Are you harbouring a dangerous idea you’d love to see on Australian screens – but reckon no one out […]

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Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This Test https://t.co/tW1FgkKqAh

Listen back to brilliant writer and director Jada Alberts as she talks about storytelling, grief and #BrothersWreckhttps://t.co/yjmCFnUOYS

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Applications open for 2018 Natalie Miller Fellowship https://t.co/TVINITKh8o

2018 Patrick White Playwrights' Awards won by Kim Ho and Sue Smith https://t.co/JME0D6dww2 via @ABCNews

Entries across all Television and Online categories for the 8th @AACTA Awards are NOW OPEN! Visit… https://t.co/7M5djKbzIl

'When theatre works it’s so utterly, overwhelmingly surprising, and mostly because it’s in the flesh … It’s a livin… https://t.co/FyheJ74JYT

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Congratulations to Australian filmmaker Charles Williams on receiving the Short Film Palme D'Or for ALL THESE CREAT… https://t.co/GIRhqOXrQv

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Book a night of laughs and insights as @mrbenjaminlaw chats with TV screenwriter/producer Alexa Junge (Friends/Grac… https://t.co/wFl4XeRai4

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TV NERDS! Join me as I chat with TV screenwriter/producer Alexa Junge (Friends/Grace & Frankie/The West Wing/Big L… https://t.co/nRyDTeDuue

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Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase entries close midnight tonight https://t.co/ng6yVes7iO https://t.co/S3iKANTGog

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Griffith grad scripts Picnic at Hanging Rock remake https://t.co/1qkEIDbJ2x

Final deadline for Diversity Showcase is almost here! It's writers who need to apply by 18 May. For more:… https://t.co/7uTTpR4bFy

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Calling all writers, directors and performers! Applications for the Equity Foundation Diversity Showcase close Fr… https://t.co/Uy7vHoldqK

New episode out now! I sat down with the talented @brakes4unicorns to talk about writing, her career and of course… https://t.co/SjJTDUgwHB

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Do you work or have previously worked in the screen industry? We want to hear from you! https://t.co/XRO3aJicArhttps://t.co/lzyHsm5VaU

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Sydney Film Festival 2018 program on sale now! www.sff.org.au

With UK talking about Suicide in an episode on the soap @itvcorrie - it's important scriptwriters understand risks… https://t.co/mMogHSuM6N

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'The industry will be gutted': why Australian film and TV is fighting for its life

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Applications are now open for Australia’s first Diversity Showcase. What’s it all about? Watch this video and find out! To apply, visit www.equityfoundation.org.au

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Tell kids our stories, in our voice

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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:

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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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