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INSITE Uproduced Screenplay Competition


June 29, 2010

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5PM FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2010 The Australian Writers' Guild and the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival are calling for entries to the fifth biennial INSITE Competition for Unproduced Feature Screenplays. INSITE is one of the premier screenwriting competitions in Australia. Since its inception in 2003 at the inaugural Adelaide Film […]

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2010 AWGIE Awards Nominations


June 21, 2010

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, recognising that everything […]

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NEW Television Development Program – Tele-Navigator


June 16, 2010

National television executives are coming to Perth this month to launch the 2010 Tele-Navigator Development Program, which kicks off with a series of events and networking opportunities starting next week. Tele-Navigator is a three phase program replacing the former T-Vis program. Tele-Navigator begins with a series of market events, followed by an intensive development period […]

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AWG 2010 Annual General Meeting – Treasurer’s Report


June 14, 2010

The report below was given at the 2010 Australian Writers’ Guild Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 27 May 2010. Income for the year 2009 was the highest in the guild’s history, at nearly $2m.  This, however, included revenue from the highly successful National Screenwriters’ Conference which of course is only run each second year. […]

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2010 AUSTRALIAN WRITERS GUILD AGM – PRESIDENT’S REPORT


June 9, 2010

The report below was given by AWG President Tim Pye at the 2010 Australian Writers’ Guild Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 27 May 2010. Thanks for coming. Firstly, I’d like to offer sincere thanks to three National Executive Councillors who are stepping down from the NEC this year – Verity Laughton from NSW, Sally […]

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#OnThisDay 53 years ago, HOMICIDE premiered on Australian TV. Here are 10 things you didn't know about the show: https://t.co/eNNGrvWe6R

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Greens launch inquiry into the value of Australia's film, TV and music https://t.co/7T0dsA7zIt

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Screen Australia are doing a YouTube Live series as part of their Outreach initiative, RSVP now for public live stream #2: all about markets. From travel support FAQs, to which events are up next. No rego required but email your Qs in advance.

Co-creators Imogen Banks & Jonathan Gavin talk Sisters https://t.co/1Lto6TtHZI via @ScreenAustralia

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Senate inquiry prompted by concerns Fifield could dump quotas, bypassing parliament https://t.co/HKxd7PJ6Gt

Lobbying in Canberra yesterday w/ industry guilds AWG, ADG MEAA, SPAA n variuos others. https://t.co/COCZJjzTWw

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Primary0:05 - 19.10.2017

'The Australian screen industry can brace itself for yet another Canberra-led inquiry, this time from the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young today announced the committee will conduct an inquiry into the Economic and Cultural Value of Australian Content on Broadcast, Radio and Streaming Services'

Primary23:52 - 18.10.2017

Spend an eerily illuminating night with our very special interstate guest and co-creator/co-producer/writer of the internatiionally acclaimed mystery series The Kettering Incident, Vicki Madden. Don’t miss this chance to meet and get invaluable advice from one of Australia’s most exciting and acclaimed writers and showrunners.

Australians want Australian content from a strong Australian creative industry #nobrainer #makeitaustralian https://t.co/65DvAkeMmy

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Making sure our creative screen sector is our pathway to the world sharing our stories and deserves support https://t.co/FAmYp46qP9

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❤️this guy! Wonderful to hear Bryan Brown speak tonight about the importance of keeping Australian stories on scree… https://t.co/kVQfvslQce

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Couldn’t be happier to support the #MakeItAustralian campaign. Who doesn’t want to see AUSTRALIAN stories on stage… https://t.co/VjfMHlMJCF

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Thanks @billshortenmp and the ALP arts caucus for your support of the #MakeItAustralian campaign. https://t.co/oRqfKJ3ZPV

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At Parliament House with a delegation of screen reps and the Guilds to fight for support for the #MakeItAustralianhttps://t.co/nPbnS42dzw

We just held a press conference in Parliament House with @leahpurcell15 & Gillian Armstrong. #makeitaustralian https://t.co/bh87lWz7iQ

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Primary22:31 - 17.10.2017

Accelerate your Screenwriting career. Applications extended to Monday 23 October for AFTRS Masters and Graduate Certificates in multiple disciplines including Screenwriting.

Congratulations Pathways writer @mileytunn on winning the PAGE International Screenwriting Award - TV Sitcom Pilot… https://t.co/OPl9p6gL2Z

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Writer Elise McCredie on ‘Sunshine’ and upcoming projects with Claudia Karvan, Cate Blanchett https://t.co/yprQ4SmoxE

For all our Pathways writers who live outside Sydney & Melbourne, a great new initiative from @ScreenAustralia https://t.co/LFc9fBrG5Q

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Primary5:30 - 14.10.2017

We’re in Tassie!

Fantastic night with our ‘Dreaming LA’ panel! Thanks to @FilmVictoria for their support. https://t.co/kExFEQVclG

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Primary2:21 - 12.10.2017

Want to fast-track your Screenwriting career? Reminder it’s your last chance to apply for AFTRS MASTERS & GRADUATE CERTIFICATES as applications close this coming Monday 16 October. Australian Film Television and Radio School Graduate Certificates and Masters programs are designed to nurture the next generation of visionary screen and broadcast storytellers who can work at the highest level of the Australian screen and broadcast industries.

Primary22:49 - 11.10.2017

A beautiful tribute to AWG Life Member Moya Wood.

Primary0:39 - 11.10.2017

Screenwriters and playwrights - submissions for the 2018 NSW Premier's Literary Awards close this Friday - get in quick! $30,000 on offer for both the Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting and the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting. Entries and details below:

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Primary23:04 - 8.10.2017

The winner of the 2017 Adelaide Film Festival and Australian Writers’ Guild’s INSITE Award has been announced today as screenwriter Bec Peniston-Bird, with the opportunity coming at ‘just the right moment’ for her Cold War-era feature film script, Petrova. ‘I am so grateful to the AWG and Adelaide Film Festival for this unexpected honour,’ Peniston-Bird said. ‘Petrova is inspired by a thrilling chapter in Cold War history and is a project very close to my heart. This opportunity comes at just the right moment and I feel it will help me to take my project to the next stage.’ Read more:

Primary4:30 - 8.10.2017

Adelaide! - if you were hoping to catch F*!#ing Adelaide tonight, you are in luck! The Adelaide Film Festival has just released additional tickets to tonight's premiere. Don't miss it! Written by the talented Matthew Cormack, Sophie Hyde and Matt Vesely #adlff

Primary23:25 - 25.9.2017

Bus Stop Films and Write Night (AWG) are hosting "Broadening the Horizons", this Thursday 28 September 6.00pm to 8.30pm at Australian Film Television and Radio School. The free event is aimed at helping screenwriters craft authentic characters with a disability, confidently. To have a diverse film and TV landscape we need to give writers the tools and confidence to write diverse and authentic stories. The keynote address will be delivered by The Guardian's film critic, Luke Buckmaster on the representation of disability in Australian Cinema, followed by a panel discussion with esteemed filmmakers Daniel Monks, Emily Dash, disability arts veteran Alison Richardson and Creative Director of Robot Army Ryan Chamley. Hosted by Genevieve Clay-Smith. Book your free ticket through AWG's website.

Primary1:22 - 25.9.2017

Australian Film Television and Radio School is currently advertising a Senior Lecturer, BA position. Applications close 9 October 2017. For more information and to apply head to:

Primary4:51 - 22.9.2017

The 2017 Monte Miller Awards are now open for entries! 🎉 Open to scripts of all genres and formats, the Monte Miller Awards are dedicated to finding the best new scripts from AWG's Association Members. Head to the website for more information:

Primary4:03 - 22.9.2017

It’s time to polish off those final drafts and put your best script forward as the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 2017 Monte Miller Awards are officially open for entries. Dedicated to uncovering the best new scripts and talents among AWG’s Associate Membership, the 2017 Monte Miller Awards are your opportunity to put your work in the spotlight and showcase your talent to the industry. Find out more at: www.awg.com.au/2017-monte-miller-awards/

Primary6:32 - 19.9.2017

'All over Australia, all over the industry, all over the age groups, sexes, aspirations and wider politics, the industry is on a campaigning roll' #MakeItAustralian

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