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Primary6:03 - 17.1.2017

Don't miss out- The Panther Within will broadcast on NITV Wednesday, March 15th @ 8pm - by AWG member Edoardo Crismani

Primary22:13 - 16.1.2017

Applics close 15 Jan for @AFTRS ADVANCED DIPLOMAS in Screenwriting for Film, Series TV & Script Editing…

Primary4:45 - 9.1.2017

WA: FTI and AWG present a Script Development workshop with Charlie Carman FTI and the Australian Writers' Guild are delighted to present a one day workshop with Charlie Carman, one of Australia’s most experienced script developers. In this workshop, Charlie will explain the script development process, the most productive way for writers to work with script developers, show examples of useful development documents and give tips for how to get the most out of this stage, and take your project from something good to something great. When: Sunday 15 January 2017 Time: 10 am–5.30 pm Where: FTI Training Lab Find out more and book tickets here:

Primary21:31 - 6.1.2017

Call for Submissions About Love: Festival of Short Plays is seeking submissions of short plays between 8 and 15 minutes. Topics are not limited. If you can imagine it, we can play with it. Submission dates January 15th to March 18th 2017 A $10CAD fee is required for one submission, or $15CAD for two scripts. The winning play will receive $150CAD. Submission information is here International submissions are welcome. Plays must be in English. Performances are from June 13th to 18th at The Havana theatre in Vancouver, BC. For more information please contact

Going to be at the Script Development Workshop with Charlie Carman in 10 days! You should too. @ftiwa @AWG_1

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Primary3:33 - 19.12.2016

WINNERS OF AWG / OPEN CHANNEL NEW WRITERS' SCRIPT COMPETITION After an exhaustive judging process, the winners of the Australian Writers' Guild and Open Channel’s New Writers’ Script Competition have been decided. From an impressive 215 entries from Victorian writers, our panel of expert judges had the difficult task of selecting four finalists, then two winners from the shortlist. Read more, including the finalists and winners, here:

Congrats to Best Screenplay Diploma Part II - Unproduced Screenplay winner, sponsored by @AWG_1, Michael Sattout, KEVIN #filmmaking #Sydney

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Congrats to the winner of 25th #SFS festival Best Screenplay Diploma Part I - Dean Schneider Award sponsored by @AWG_1, Cat Sole, PANOPTICON

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.@AFTRS SUMMER SCHOOL courses Short Film Screenwriting and Writing for TV Intensive start in January.…

Had a great time at the @AWG_1 #ChristmasParty. #JanSardi making a speech advocating #writers #rights. Thanks to al…

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Congrats to winners & finalists of the @AWG_1 & @OPENCHANNEL New Writers' Script Competition! 👏 Winners Lauren Ande…

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AWG National Voice report: More Australian plays being staged, but female writers continue to miss out…

Primary22:30 - 12.12.2016

AWG Report: More Australian plays being staged, but female writers continue to miss out The National Voice, a major survey of Australia’s 10 largest theatre companies, has concluded that while more original Australian plays are being produced than three years ago, there is still a shortfall when it comes to balance between male and female Australian playwrights. The Australian Writers’ Guild’s The National Voice is an annual survey of programming trends, which looks specifically at the number of Australian works being produced and the gender split of their authors. The research, which focuses on the 10 theatre companies’ main stage programs, found that of the 95 plays to be staged across Australia in 2017, 52 (55%) are written by an Australian writer, up from 50% in 2016, but down from 63% in 2015. Read more here:

Primary23:20 - 7.12.2016

My article published in The Conversation. 😄 I've a keen interest in science in performance. Might be time to do a similar analysis for theatre although we wouldn't have the GD-IQ app to help... Thanks to the recent and very interesting #EquitySummit for the chance to discuss diversity in Australian performance media.

Congrats to Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell on your @AACTA win for Best Screenplay in TV!

A big congrats to Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan on your @AACTA win for Best Original Screenplay!

Congratulations to Vicki Madden and The Kettering Incident on your @AACTA win!

Primary21:30 - 7.12.2016

2016 VIC CHRISTMAS PARTY Need a stiff drink and some intelligent conversation? Try for both at the AWG and ADG Vic Christmas Party! $15 members, $20 non-members (first drink + nibbles included) Buy your tix online or just show up – there’s plenty of room for all! WHEN: Tuesday 13 December 2016 WHERE: The Water Rat Hotel, 256 Moray Street , South Melbourne

Primary5:14 - 7.12.2016

Last night our good friends and platinum AWGIE sponsors, Media Super, announced a major investment milestone for Australian film and television production. At an exclusive preview screening of soon-to-be released feature film, Lion, they announced that their investment in Australian productions has now passed $100 million. Media Super CEO Graeme Russell said that the fund was extremely proud to have supported more than 70 Australian film and television projects, producing stable investment returns as well as work opportunities for members. Read more here:

We’ve now invested $100m+ in #ausfilm & #ausTV productions through Fulcrum. Supporting industry & our members…

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Primary0:00 - 7.12.2016

SA: BOYS IN THE TREES Q&A SCREENING WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR NICHOLAS VERSO Find out how one of Australia’s hottest fresh talents made his debut feature film! On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears. View trailer here. WHEN: Thursday 8 December, 6 pm for welcome drinks WHERE: Adelaide Studios Screening Room

AFTRS SUMMER SCHOOL courses Short Film Screenwriting and Writing for TV Intensive start in January @AFTRS

Primary4:00 - 6.12.2016

QLD – PREDESTINED: Q&A WITH PRODUCER TIM MCGAHAN Making a science-fiction film in Australia is an achievement by any standard but creating one that consostnrtly hearalded as one of the smartest and best sci-fi films of recent years is even more of an achievement. Join Tim for an invaluable insight into both the Australian and US film industries and learn what makes a great script that sells in both markets and what he’s looking for as a producer of great projects. WHEN: Wednesday 7 December 2016, 7 pm WHERE: The Waterloo Hotel, Cnr Ann St and Commercial Road, Fortitude Valley, QLD

Primary3:00 - 6.12.2016

AUSTRALIAN WRITERS AND CREATORS: A research team headed by Prof. Patricia Aufderheide at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. is exploring the creative process in relation to copyright policy understanding, and are reaching out to Australian writers and creators to participate in an anonymous survey on copyright in Australia. If interested, you can find the survey here:

Primary2:11 - 6.12.2016

Watch THE WRITERS Meet the Nominees event with @AWG_1 live over on @AFTRS Facebook.

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A big congratulations to all AWG members who've won or are nominated for @AACTA Awards!

Congrats to Peter Duncan on your @AACTA win for RAKE!

Primary0:04 - 6.12.2016

Australian Film Television and Radio School will be live streaming Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Meet the Nominees presented by AFTRS panels throughout the day. Make sure you check in at 1 pm today to catch The Writers panel, moderated by Jack Brislee and including Alison Bell (ABC Comedy Showroom – The Letdown), Damian Hill (Pawno), Victoria Madden (The Kettering Incident) and Matthew Whittet (Girl Asleep).

Big congrats to Simon Stone on your @AACTA win for Best Adapted Screenplay!

Primary23:30 - 5.12.2016

Australian Film Television and Radio School craft focused Advanced Diplomas are ideal to upskill in your craft or diversity an existing skill-set. In 2017 these are offered in SCREENWRITING FOR FEATURE FILM or SCREENWRITING FOR SERIES TV and SCRIPT EDITING & DEVELOPMENT. All are part time, after hours or online so you can maintain full time work while you study (32 weeks). Applications close 15 January 2017. Details at the AFTRS website:

Primary5:17 - 2.12.2016

Primary4:17 - 30.11.2016

Christmas Party tonight! Make sure you #WriteNightXmas and like the Write Night Facebook page.

Primary2:40 - 30.11.2016

The Australian Writers’ Guild and Scripted Ink. are excited to announce they have been funded through Screen Australia’s Enterprise Industry fund for their screenwriting development initiative, The Writers’ Room Project. The Writers’ Room Project is an innovative and market-responsive collaboration by AWG and Scripted Ink., designed to develop a new generation of experienced showrunners, script producers and script editors. Up to 20 experienced and emerging writers will be selected by Scripted Ink. from AWG’s acclaimed Pathways Program to participate in a series of writers’ rooms, providing those writers with valuable experience and simultaneously creating fresh and exciting Australian drama content. Read more:

Primary6:47 - 28.11.2016

Did you know that We are nominated for a Ruby Award? You can help us by voting for "A Kid Like Me". For the 1st time there will be a People Choice Award and we would love to be your choice: Please Vote for us! We are honored to be nominated in the Community and Regional impact and to be listed among so many amazing SA organizations and Artist. We are a small independent company with a focus on giving opportunities and a voice to young people in the North of Adelaide. "A Kid Like Me" premiered a in the 2015 ComeOut now DreamBig Children's Festival, and was listed as one of the best shows 2015 by Murray Bramwell, In 2016 True North fundraised $65,000 to represent Australia at the World Festival of Children's Theatre in Stratford Canada and just won the Australian Writers' Guild 's AWGIE award for best Community and Youth Theatre Script. We learn by making so all the contents of our shows are developed with and for the Ensemble. True North Youth Theatre Ensemble's currently have 60 members and has a scholarship program for under privileged kids in the North. The image is from “E Bully“ which is currently in development and it will have it’s world premiere in 2017

Primary4:34 - 23.11.2016 Playreading this Sat at 12 noon at Ensemble Theatre, brand new work by Zoe Hogan, directed by Harriet Gillies with Laurence Coy, Peter Kowitz, Michelle Lim Davidson, Brandon McClelland and introducing Timorese artist Alfeo Sanches Pereira.

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