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New Emerging Screenwriters’ Incubator initiative brings industry together to invest in diverse writing talent


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, are launching the Emerging Screenwriters’ Incubator: a new, nationwide initiative to support the development of diverse fiction writing talent in the Australian screen sector.

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Calling on all Game Developers. Help us to raise your game.


The Australian Writers’ Guild is working in collaboration with the Games Committee to understand more about the issues that games writers and narrative designers face in the sector. We need your help!

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2021 minimum rates and contracts now available on AWG website


Industrial contracts and rates available to AWG members have been updated for 2021, with rates increased with CPI (as of 1 January 2021). You can access the updated rates directly here.

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Season's Greetings from the Australian Writers' Guild


The Australian Writers' Guild office will be closed for the holiday period from Monday 21 December 2020 until Monday 4 January 2021.

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Writers of Prima Facie, Hearts and Bones, Penguin Bloom, The Hunting and Total Control among winners at the 53rd Annual AWGIE Awards


Playwright Suzie Miller’s critically acclaimed one-woman play Prima Facie has taken out the two highest honours at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual AWGIE Awards, winning the 2020 Major Award and the David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre.

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