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There is no such thing as a free lunch


​Last week, IF Magazine published an article, CJZ addresses drama budgets, shortage of writers and original concepts, in which CJZ claimed that high production and development costs and the lack of Australian writing talent were making it more and more difficult to create Australian drama.

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Actors run away with hard-earned Credit


The MEAA Actors' team ran out convincing winners over the Writers of AWG VICTORIA to retain The Credit on Sunday at the Peanut Farm Reserve, 228 runs to 139. But despite the final margin, the 35th anniversary game was hard-fought and neck-in-neck for a great deal of the day.

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Winners announced in premier Awards for future of Australian screenwriting


Screenwriters Nir Shelter and Jules Duncan have been announced the 2018 Monte Miller Award winners, taking home the top prizes in Australia’s premier awards for unproduced screenplays last night in Melbourne.

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Diversity dominates shortlist for annual comp charged with unearthing future of screenwriting


The shortlist for the prestigious 2018 Monte Miller Awards announced today by the Australian Writers’ Guild reveals three writers who gained Guild membership through the AWG’s inaugural Diversity Program among the nine shortlisted projects.

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AWG member Tony McNamara wins Original Screenplay BAFTA


The Australian Writers' Guild congratulates long-standing AWG member Tony McNamara on taking home the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Award for Original Screenplay yesterday evening for the critically acclaimed and wickedly funny historical satire The Favourite.

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