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Writers of The Dry, Nitram, Wakefield, The Great, New Gold Mountain, Cursed! and Here Out West among nominees for the 54th Annual AWGIE Awards


An outstanding field of Australian screen and stage writers have been nominated for the 54th Annual AWGIE Awards in a year that champions storytellers who have crafted works of strength, creativity and ambition. The nominations exemplify the excellence and range of Australian writers, with stories that speak to the complexity and richness of our past, alongside those that seek to understand our present, telling tales of our everyday heroes, our struggles and our joys.

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AWG announces Claire Pullen as Executive Director


The Australian Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Pullen as Executive Director. Claire will commence on Monday 25 October 2021 and takes over from AWG Group CEO Jacqueline Elaine, who resigned in July due to a health condition.

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Six emerging screen creatives announced for 2021 Emerging Writers’ Incubator initiative


Six screenwriting creatives from across Australia have been selected as the inaugural participants in the Emerging Writers’ Incubator, an initiative from SBS in partnership with Screen Australia, state and territory agencies Film Victoria, Screen Canberra, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screenwest and the South Australian Film Corporation, and with the assistance of the Australian Writers’ Guild.

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Screen Australia and Australians in Film announce recipients of inaugural Talent Gateway and Global Producers Exchange initiatives


Screen Australia and Australians in Film (AiF) today announced the recipients for Talent Gateway and the Global Producers Exchange, two joint initiatives to support established Australian creatives in an increasingly global market by connecting them with key US decision makers and expanding their skills.

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We're Hiring: Membership Officer


The Australian Writers’ Guild is the professional association representing writers for stage, screen, radio and online and has protected their creative and professional interests for almost 60 years. The Guild’s vision is to see performance writing and performance writers thrive as a dynamic and int...
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