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2015 AWGIE Winners by category

2015 Major Award
The Water Diviner
Andrew Knight
Andrew Anastasios
Feature Film – Original
The Water Diviner
Andrew Knight
Andrew Anastasios
Feature Film – Adaptation (two winners)
1. Ruben Guthrie
Brendan Cowell
2. Holding the Man
Tommy Murphy
Television Mini Series – Original
Deadline Gallipoli
Jacquelin Perske
Stuart Beattie
Shaun Grant
Cate Shortland
Television Mini Series – Adaptation
The Secret River
Jan Sardi
Mac Gudgeon
Telemovie – Original
House of Hancock
Katherine Thomson
Drama or Comedy, Other Form
The Katering Show
Kate McLennan
Television – Series (two winners)
1. Offspring: Episode 511
Michael Lucas
2. Wentworth: Series 3, ‘The Governor’s Pleasure’
Stuart Page
Television – Serial
Home and Away: Episode 6057
Louise Bowes
Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment
Legally Brown: Series 2
Joel Slack-Smith
Comedy – Situation or Narrative
Please Like Me: Series 2, ‘Scroggin’
Josh Thomas
Stage
Jump for Jordan  
Donna Abela
Music Theatre
Little Bird
Nicki Bloom
Children’s Theatre
The Boy at the Edge of Everything
Finegan Kruckemeyer
Community and Youth Theatre
The Gap
Patricia Cornelius
Angela Betzien
Melissa Reeves
Theatre for Young Audiences
Marlin
Damien Millar
Children’s Television – P
Guess How Much I Love You: ‘Make A Rainbow’
Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Children’s Television – C
Skinner Boys: ‘Festival of the Ancestors’
David Witt
Animation
The New Adventures of Figaro Pho: ‘The Fear of Zombies (Romerophobia)’
Bruce Griffiths
Interactive Media
Secrets & Lies
Stephen Irwin
Lucas Taylor
Dominic Morris
Radio – Original Broadcast
Like a Writing Desk
Aden Rolfe
Short Film
Welcome to Iron Knob
Dave Wade
Documentary – Public Broadcast
Sam Klemke’s Time Machine
Matthew Bate
Sandy Cameron
Documentary – Corporate and Training
Dying to Talk: Exploring Death and End of Life Issues
Peter Flynn
2015 SPECIAL AWARDS
Australian Writers’ Guild
2015 RICHARD LANE AWARD
For Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Australian Writers’ Guild
Tim Pye
Australian Writers’ Guild
2015 DOROTHY CRAWFORD AWARD
For Outstanding Contribution to the Profession
Alan Seymour
Posthumous award
Australian Writers’ Guild
2015 FRED PARSONS AWARD
For Outstanding Contribution to Australian Comedy
Bill Harding
Australian Writers’ Guild
2015 DAVID WILLIAMSON PRIZE
In Celebration and Recognition of Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre
Finegan Kruckemeyer
Australian Writers’ Guild
2015 MONTE MILLER AWARD – LONG FORM
The Man from the Moon
Gemma Crofts
Australian Writers’ Guild
2015 MONTE MILLER AWARD – SHORT FORM
The Brooch
Elizabeth Dias
2015 AUSTRALIAN WRITERS’ FOUNDATION PLAYWRITING AWARD
Generously supported by Kim Williams AM
Patricia Cornelius
Angela Betzien
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Today! Check out this panel to launch the new national org Women in Film and TV (WIFT) Australia... in approx 2 hrs… https://t.co/xFbXiVOokp

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Safeguard revealed for local content quotas: The ACMA must consult https://t.co/H19v2TKvrE

📣 Calling all writers, directors and performers: applications to the Diversity Showcase are now open for actors, wr… https://t.co/mG3HPmsnRM

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Let's don the Transducer and get up to (hyper)speed on 30 years of Aussie kids' sci-fi. 💫 https://t.co/NpmeRDTF8c

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Commercial TV increase in sports costs is seven times the local drama budget. | ArtsHub Australia https://t.co/5J5kz7HSAW

An audiovisual study by Prof Xalabarder examines AV laws on a country-by-country basis. This afternoon we held a pa… https://t.co/A54uxFj2Az

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Congratulations to Pathways writers who have received @Scripted_Ink development funding including Judi McCrossin, P… https://t.co/XGaIEKGMNj

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Applications are now open for Australia's first Diversity Showcase. This showcase is open to actors, writers and di… https://t.co/rxkxL2uL4x

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FOLKS! Are you an emerging Australian writer, director or performer? Indigenous, non-Anglo, POC, LGBTIQ and/or disa… https://t.co/tZzH979Srx

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ABC ramps up independent commissions in $30 million spending boost https://t.co/VmN3uhKGCr

Don't forget to enter your film for @Rev_Film_Fest 2018! Applications close tomorrow 😱 https://t.co/TZ8hRCiAkG

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ABC slashed spending on Australian drama https://t.co/p8S9n6PIu5 via @smh

Calling all writers, directors and performers! Your voice. Your stories. Join us for Australia’s first Diversity Sh… https://t.co/0pQAKNEIJY

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If broadcasters get what they want in the budget, Australian television is doomed https://t.co/1MLnAxtzTR via @smh

Film Victoria has updated the Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct to reflect a zero tolerance approach to uns… https://t.co/nd1Qu5gSkm

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Calling all writers, directors and performers! Your voice. Your stories. Join us for Australia’s first Diversity Showcase and help shape Australia’s future on screen. AWG and Scripted Ink are partnering with the Equity Foundation and the Equity Diversity Committee, with support from Screen Australia and our colleagues at Australian Directors' Guild, to run Australia’s first Diversity Showcase. Open to members AND non-members. Find out more about how to apply here:

'The genie is out of the bottle': Canadian broadcast industry clashes over regulations in Netflix era… https://t.co/VNgR11l1aU

Congratulations to all the 2018 @ADGdirectors Awards nominees, and especially to our wonderful and multi-hat-wearin… https://t.co/Sr9DOTUbOA

2018 ADG Award nominees unveiled, with female directors dominating in children’s TV drama https://t.co/kJb35msTpx

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Blake Ayshford signed to write UK revenge thriller ‘Whatever You Love’ https://t.co/I8dCKSvufe

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Congratulations to Jacklyn Bassanelli, winner of the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Writing Competition with her script Preconception! Bassanelli wins the chance to pitch her new comedy script to ABC’s Head of Comedy, Rick Kalowski, and will also receive $5000 in funding from Scripted Ink. Described by the industry judging panel as ‘highly sophisticated and well executed’, Preconception follows a late-thirties jobbing actor with a weakness for booze and musicians who decides to look into her own fertility after being cast on screen with a teenage daughter.

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A great interview with Scott Hicks last night, discussing the #MakeItAustralian campaign and Australia's rich and unique film and television industry. www.makeitaustralian.com

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Tonight's the night! Join Briony Kidd and Sue Maslin at The Old Woolstore Hotel in Hobart from 5.30pm as they discuss feature film development and much more! Tickets available on AWG website.

Primary22:52 - 27.3.2018

What would Australian #TV look like without local content quotas? We want Australian stories told on Australian screens by us, to us, about us. More than 200 leading actors, directors, screenwriters, producers, editors, cinematographers and other screen workers have penned an open letter to federal parliamentarians calling for action to protect the industry. Will you join us? https://makeitaustralian.com/take-action/ #MakeItAustralian

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'More than 200 screen industry figures have written an open letter to federal MPs warning that Australian story telling is at risk of being drowned out by overseas content. The latest initiative from the Make It Australian campaign is a direct response to fears the Turnbull government plans to slash the local content quotas for TV drama and children’s television, as advocated by the commercial free-to-air broadcasters.'

Primary21:54 - 26.3.2018

Tune in now to hear Tony Ayres discussing the #MakeItAustralian campaign and today's open letter to the government http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/

Primary21:52 - 26.3.2018

'More than 250 high-profile film and television figures have signed an open letter pleading with the federal government to strengthen local content rules on the small screen and to increase tax breaks to attract overseas movie producers. "Our voices [are] in danger of being drowned out by a deluge of overseas content," it says. "And if our nation's stories aren't told, they die. And when they die, future generations won't know who we are and what makes us us."'

Primary4:36 - 13.3.2018

"Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason has two blunt messages for feature film producers. One is: Recognise that most independent films, Australian and international, now are earning roughly half as much at Australian cinemas as they did only a few years ago. The other: Keep up-to-date with the rapidly shifting dynamics in the global theatrical market or get left behind."

Primary4:12 - 13.3.2018

We don't mean to alarm you...but AWGIE Award entries close next week, so get in quick! Open to produced works across film, television, documentary, theatre, radio, interactive and children's television, each year these prestigious awards celebrate and honour the very best in Australian stage and screen writing. In 2018 entries are open to all eligible produced works that finished principal photography or production or had a first performance in 2017. See below the Conditions of Entry for details. #2018AWGIES #MyAWGIES #SomeoneWroteThat

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A fantastic article from AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter Belinda Chayko on the process of writing and showrunning SBS's new drama Safe Harbour.

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A big congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Monte Miller Awards, Nicholas Clifford in the short form category for his script 'The Handy Man' and Arky Michael and Kym Vercoe in the long form category for their script 'Mrs Burswood'. #MonteMillers #screenwriter

Primary6:17 - 27.2.2018

The Monte Chillers are ready and the Monte Miller Awards will start soon. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners! #MonteMillers

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