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Dystopic thriller Kin wins top Australian sci-fi screenwriting award


Filmmaker Thomas Atkin has won the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science-Fiction Writing, taking home the top prize with a dystopian thriller that grapples with themes of power and identity.

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Vale Philip Dalkin


Australia has lost one of its most successful and prolific screenwriters with the passing last week of Philip Dalkin.

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NZ Screen Industry Workers Bill


The Australian Writers’ Guild and AWGACS wish the best of luck to New Zealand AWGACS Members and the New Zealand Writers Guild, who will witness the progression of the Screen Industry Workers Bill in its Second Reading in New Zealand Parliament today, Thursday, 11 August 2022.

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National Cultural Policy - Have Your Say


The Australian Writers' Guild is preparing its submission to the federal government regarding the development of a new national cultural policy. The policy is intended to be a comprehensive roadmap to guide the skills and resources required to transform and safeguard a diverse, vibrant and sustainable Australian arts sector now and into the future.

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$60,000 Shane & Cathryn Brennan Prize for Playwriting Winners Announced


Thirteen new Australian plays from a mix of emerging and established writers have been celebrated today with the announcement of the $60,000 Shane & Cathryn Brennan Prize for Playwriting.

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