Congratulations to AWG Associate Member Jacqueline Cook, whose psychological thriller (with a supernatural twist) and 2008 Monte Miller nominated entry, The Witness Tree, was voted almost unanimously one of six best projects pitched at Melbourne’s 37South film market over the weekend from a pool of nearly 80 producers.
The Witness Tree will now be taken to Abu Dhabi to be pitched to the world’s biggest sales agents and distributors at The Circle, an international film market in October, with intense interest in the project already being shown by several distributors. Jacqueline also acknowledges the valuable and insightful contributions made by AWG Full Members and current John Hinde Award holders, S.P.Krause and Shayne Armstrong, who assisted with The Witness Tree to get the mechanics of the genre right.

AWGIES: biggest yet, bestest night, largest swag – Armstrong Krause win.

A record 400 people jammed into Doltone House by the Sydney Harbour to celebrate the 42nd AWGIE Awards for writers of film, television, theatre, radio and interactive media last Friday evening. Mark Poole stayed sober, to record this account.

John Hinde Award for Science Fiction was taken out by Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause for K9 – The Fall of the House of Gryffen .



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Armstrong Krause TV script nominated for AWGIE Award

The Australian Writers’ Guild has just announced the nominees for the 42nd annual AWGIE Awards to be presented in Sydney on August 28.

Children’s Television – C Classification

CJ the DJ‚ Slide by John Armstrong
K9 – The Fall of the House of Gryffen by Shayne Armstrong and S.P.Krause
Sumo Mouse – Episode 19 – That’s a Sidekick in the Pants by Ray Boseley
Pearlie‚ Dude Ranch by Stu Connolly

The AWGIE Awards are open to AWG members and are the only Australian scriptwriting awards judged solely by writers. Bookings for the 42nd AWGIE Awards open in July 2009.