The page you are looking for does not exist. Click here to go to the home page.
Last week, our own Associate Professor Gillian Leahy and Senior Lecturer Margot Nash both walked home with Australian Writers' Guild AWGIE Awards for the category Documentary — Public Broadcast or Exhibition! Those nominated for an AWGIE Award are considered to have written the best film, television, theatre, radio and digital media within the last year. Congrats to both Gill and Margot on their wins! More details: http://bit.ly/2dwzglE #UTSFASS #UTSCommunication
Australian Writers' Guild Manager, Pathways, Annabel Davis
We were treated last night to a directed reading of Pathways writer Becca Johnstone's outstanding southern gothic TV pilot, 'Bayou', at AFTRS. Thanks to all involved from Australian Film Television and Radio School, Australian Writers' Guild and Actors Centre Australia for making it a great event.
Congrats to all the talented nominees & winners at Friday's AWGIE Awards! Check out the list of winners… https://t.co/tUcKomXZonRetweeted by Aus Writers' Guild
Great news from Jasper Jones Film with writers Shaun Grant and Craig Silvey winning an AGWIE Award for the Most Outstanding Script for a Feature Film Adaptation, at the Australian Writers' Guild's 49th Annual AWGIE Awards. The film will be in Australian cinemas on March 2, 2017.
'The Bleeding Tree', by Angus Cerini, has just taken out the Stage category at this year’s Australian Writers' Guild AWGIE Awards. PLUS, Angus also won the $60,000 David Williamson Prize for excellence in writing for Australian theatre. Go Angus!
Barry Humphries, one of Australia’s most well-known writers, comedians, actors and satirists, has been presented with the 2016 Fred Parsons Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Comedy at the Australian Writers' Guild's 49th Annual AWGIE Awards in Sydney. Humphries, best known for his outrageous and beloved alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, was honoured in recognition of the invaluable contribution he has made to Australian and international comedy writing over a career that has spanned more than 60 years.
The Bleeding Tree, a play by Angus Cerini, has won the $60,000 David Williamson Prize for excellence in writing for Australian theatre at this year’s Australian Writers’ Guild 49th Annual AWGIE Awards. The Bleeding Tree, which was first produced by Griffin Theatre Company in 2015, has also just been announced as part of Sydney Theatre Company’s 2017 program. Reviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald as ‘a powerful look at domestic violence’ and by the The Guardian as ‘powerful, visceral and deeply exhilarating’, the play has already won the Helpmann Award for Best Play.
"Only series in history to have been recognised by 2 Major Awards for both of its seasons"; Shelley Birse's… https://t.co/DRF4J0b9zfRetweeted by Aus Writers' Guild
Career spotlight: Playwright | ArtsHub Australia https://t.co/15ZFPOysw3
Shelley Birse, one of Australia’s leading screenwriters, has won this year’s top writing award at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 49th Annual AWGIE Awards, for the second season of the ABC’s cyber-thriller, The Code. The Code also received the AWGIE Award for the Television: Miniseries – Original category. The first season of The Code took out the Major Award in 2014, and this year’s award makes it the only series in history to have been recognised by two Major Awards for both of its seasons. More than 25 Australian writers have been honoured at this year’s Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Awards which were hosted by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Friday night, 14 October 2016.
Don’t miss out on hearing the work of some exciting new voices in Australian playwriting! The NIDA Master of Fine Arts (Writing for Performance) students have been working hard all year developing their new work, and from 19–28 October they will be presenting a collection of short readings at NIDA from 5.30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The Sydney Opera House have announced their latest festival, BINGEFEST. Kicking off in December, BINGEFEST is a festival of television, performance art, podcast trailblazers, video game battles and internet lols. Settle in to hear from some of the biggest content creators on the planet, get sweet recommendations for what to watch this summer, and meet the pop culture makers of today. #BingeFest
The 2016 Australian Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at tomorrow evening's AWGIE Awards.
Congratulations to the 12 women filmmakers chosen for Northern Rivers Screenworks' The Athena Project, including AWG Members Jesse Blackadder, Kellie Jennar, Clare Atkins, Ruth Estelle & Sue McPherson!
#WA CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications are now open for the newly designed Bill Warnock Writers Initiative, a comprehensive, year-long professional development program for early-career, West Australian writers. The initiative is supported by Screenwest, in association with the Australian Writers' Guild. For more information, click below. Applications close 5 pm Wednesday 2 November.
TOMORROW 4 PM is your last chance to buy tickets for the 2016 AWGIE Awards. Join fellow writers and our host, Julian Morrow, as we celebrate the very best of Australian performance writing. Don't miss out!
Looking for something to do this weekend? FilmInk Presents is pleased to present the first Sydney screening of Early Winter, which will be followed by an informative Q&A with Writer/Director Michael Row.
#NSW: Joe Cinque's Consolation free preview screening tonight 6.30 pm To celebrate the highly anticipated release of Joe Cinque’s Consolation, the Australian Writers' Guild and New South Wales Writers' Centre invite you to a preview screening of the film. Thursday 6 October 2016 at 6.30 pm Palace Verona 17 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW
Entries for the Australian Writers' Guild and Open Channel's New Writers' Script Competition close 5 pm today! The project can be a feature film, television one-off, television series, broadcast documentary or web series. The winner will receive a cash prize, and all finalists will receive a one-year associate membership with the AWG and entry into AWG's acclaimed Pathways Program. Applications must be sent to Open Channel and received by 5 pm Thursday 6 October 2016.
We've today launched the newly designed Bill Warnock Writers Initiative, in association with the Australian Writers' Guild. It's a comprehensive, year-long professional development program, aimed at early-career West Australian writers who are looking to develop a career in screenwriting, and who don't possess a theatrically or commerically releaed feature film credit, or broadcast television credit. The guidelines and application form are on our website with applications closing at 5pm on 2 November.
DEADLINE: Entries for Prime Time, the Australian Writers' Guild's Television Screenwriting Competition close 5 pm today!