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AWG addresses Government’s $250m Arts and Entertainment package

The Australian Writers’ Guild acknowledges the $250 million Arts and Entertainment industry package announced today by the Federal Government as a welcome reprieve for the sector.


Vale Jock Blair, a tribute by Tom Hegarty

Jock had been working at GTY9, starting with sweeping the studio floors, to operating the flies, to setting the lights, to an occasional stint behind the cameras. He knew just about every aspect of getting a live show to air. He also sold gags to Australia's mega-star Graham Kennedy for five quid (...

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jan Sardi recognised as part of Queen’s Birthday Honours

​Oscar-nominated screenwriter and former Australian Writers’ Guild President Jan Sardi has been recognised for his distinguished service to the film and television industries as a screenwriter and director, and to professional guilds, awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today.


Australian Writers’ Guild and Audible announce $20,000 podcast writing competition

The Australian Writers’ Guild in collaboration with Audible, the world’s leading provider and producer of audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, and with support from Screen Australia, have launched an exciting new podcast competition and development opportunity for Australian writers.


What's Australia's most bingeworthy homegrown film or TV show?

The Great Australian Binge gives the Australian public the chance to vote online for the Australian film or show they’ve loved watching in lockdown and sign a petition calling on Arts Minister Paul Fletcher to do more to support the people who make the entertainment Australia loves.


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