AWG welcomes Event Cinemas as a major sponsor for 51st Annual AWGIE Awards

26 July, 2018

The Australian Writers’ Guild is thrilled to announce Event Cinemas, Australia’s most iconic and enduring cinema chain, as a major sponsor for the 51st Annual AWGIE Awards. 

A passionate champion of cinema and stories, this is the first time Event Cinemas has been involved in the Annual AWGIE Awards, which celebrate and reward the very best of Australian screen and stage writers.  

‘It is an honour for Event Cinemas to be sponsoring the 2018 AWGIE Awards,’said Claire Gandy, General Manager of Content Australia for Event Cinemas.

‘We are excited to be part of such an important event, which recognises the importance of story in film at its absolute inception. Writers’ words provide filmmakers with a vision along with many unique, interesting and layered characters and stories. They also connect audiences to people, home and community, and of course, provide pure entertainment.’ 

We look forward to celebrating the nominees and winners, and supporting the AWG over the coming year.’ 

AWG CEO Jacqueline Elaine said the Guild was delighted by the partnership. ‘The AWGIE Awards represent the pinnacle of Australian screenwriting – celebrating the writers whose ideas spark the beginnings of stories that shape, reflect and entertain our lives, so it is fitting to have Event Cinemas, who for so many years have shared the finished product of those ideas with millions of Australians – there with us on the night,’ she said. 

The AWGIE Awards will be presented on Thursday 30 August 2018 at the City Recital Hall in Sydney. Awards will be presented across 18 individual categories including feature film, television, documentary, theatre, radio, animation and interactive media, with a new theatre-style format promising a shorter, sharper and more spectacular evening.

Tickets are on sale here.  

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