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SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator returns, supporting greater diversity in Australian screenwriting

Applications are open for the SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator, a nationwide initiative from SBS in partnership with Screen Australia, state and territory agencies Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screen Territory, Screenwest, the South Australian Film Corporation and VicScreen, and with the assistance of the Australian Writers’ Guild, supporting the development of under-represented screenwriting talent.


Vale Alan Hopgood: A tribute by Judith Colquhoun

With the death two weeks ago of Alan Hopgood AM, the Guild has lost one of its most illustrious members, while those of us who knew Hoppy have lost a wise, witty and generous friend, whose company was always a joy.


We're hiring: Business Officer

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

First Break: Presented by the Australian Writers' Guild and Screen NSW

First Break is a unique professional development program designed to give talented, aspiring screenwriters the opportunity to gain in-demand and practical skills, develop their understanding of the industry, and build industry connections.


​Supporting Screenwriters to write about health issues

Victoria University​'s Institute for Health and Sport (IHES) want to hear from all sorts of screenwriters (including writers for short films, feature films, television and online content) and at all career stages/levels who are writing scripts for all kinds of genres. Their current project aims to understand the needs, experiences and preferences of screenwriters who have written at least one script for screen where a health condition or issue was part of the storyline.


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