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Aussie screenwriter Tony McNamara picks up Oscar Best Screenplay nomination


The Australian Writers' Guild congratulates long-standing AWG member Tony McNamara on his Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination yesterday for surprise box-office smash, The Favourite.

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Victorian Screenwriter Meegan May wins coveted RMIT’s McCraith House Writer’s Residency


The Australian Writers’ Guild in partnership with RMIT and Film Victoria are delighted to announce that screenwriter Meegan May and her project The Analyst have been selected as the winner of the two-week McCraith House residency and mentorship opportunity.

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Vale Eleanor Witcombe


Playwright, Screenwriter, Life Member of the AWG. Tributes by Angela Wales Kirgo and Gillian Armstrong.

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AWGACS, AWG and Screenrights agree settlement of dispute


The Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society (AWGACS), Australian Writers’ Guild and Screenrights have settled their Federal Court dispute

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Sci-fi at its thrilling best: 2018 John Hinde Award winner announced


From post-apocalyptic and dystopian futures to thrilling dissections of the future of medical science and ethics, the 2018 John Hinde Award for unproduced scripts has uncovered an impressive line-up of Australian science-fiction writing, with Georgina Love's haunting screenplay Pig taking out the Award’s top prize last night in Brisbane.

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