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"If you've written the next Breaking Bad, you're going to feel really bad if you don't have a part of it" - puns a plenty here tonight.
So far tonight we've covered Copyright, Secondary Rights, Moral Rights and Ancillary Rights - all important to a writer in different ways.
"It's may not be a fortune, but it's not nothing either," Tim Pye talking about the importance of your secondary royalties.
"Copyright is the most important right you create, it's the one that gives you ownership of the work & allows you to decide who can copy it"
Tonight we're talking about the rights you create when you write a screenplay, what those rights are worth and how to negotiate them.
Our Writers' Rights session, "Show Me The Money" is about to start with presenter Tim Pye at the helm.
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Time is running out! Only four weeks left to enter the John Hinde Award for Science Fiction. The awards offer $10,000 for the best produced script and professional support for the best unproduced script. You can enter & pay online.
You know your script or screenplay has value – so how do YOU get what it’s worth? Come to our Show me the Money event and find out! July 27 in Sydney, other states to follow!
Will any members of the Guild be flying to the London Screenwriters Festival next month. If so would like to meet up and chat. David Moore
Any AWG members in New York next week or have friends there? My play, 'Ellen and Troy and Eloise', a relationship comedy set in Melbourne, plays at the Midtown International Theatre Festival.
Good evening! I was wondering if there was any more information or gossip on Shane Brennan's scripted Inc launch?
SF3 2016 Deadline approaching!
4 weeks left to submit your film into SF3 2016. Remember they must be shot on s smartphone or tablet and be a max of 6.5 minutes, the rest is up to you! With prizes worth $9000 enter by August 1st at
SCI-FI THRILLER 'RESTORATION' TO PREMIERE ON NINE NETWORK AND STAN
VIC: Join us for July's Member event as we look inside the projects and opportunities on ABC's Comedy Showroom. https://t.co/olxEynmaUx
This innovative documentary by award-winning local director and AWG member Janet Merewether presents the life of a woman who is passionate about preserving her language and culture for future generations. It premiers at Palace Cinemas this July. Don't miss it!
SA - last chance to score an earlybird ticket to participate in a 2 day masterclass with acclaimed writer Katherine Thomson. Only a few spots left!
2016 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction announced. You can now enter / pay online!
The next Write Night will be on Comedy! This July! don't miss out!
The NSW Committee of the AWG have established two AWG Membership Bursaries. This year we are working with CuriousWorks to connect and select writers from Western Sydney and we would like to welcome Shane McDonald and Guido Gonzalez to the Australian Writers’ Guild. We would like to thank the NSW AWG community, without whose generosity and support these bursaries wouldn’t be possible. Please like our Write Night Facebook page for updates. #awg #newmember #westernsydney #community #writer
The Australian Writers' Guild is hosting a Q&A with 'A Perfect Specimen' playwright Nathaniel Moncrieff! Details below:
WA Members: Meet Nathaniel Moncrieff plus special offer to see the preview of his latest play at Black Swan State Theatre Company