Holding the Man, Ruben Guthrie, House of Hancock and Deadline Gallipoli win AWGIEs
Screen NSW supported projects won across a number of categories at the 2015 Writers’ Guild Awards (AWGIE) in Sydney on Friday September 11.
The awards recognise and reward excellence in performance writing across film, theatre and television categories. They are the only Australian awards judged solely by writers on the basis of the script.
Ruben Guthrie, a thirsty comedy about a man on the rocks written by Brendan Cowell, won the AWGIE for Feature Film – Adaptation, sharing the honour with Tommy Murphy’s Holding the Man, a memoir of Australian writer actor and activist Timothy Conigrave. Both Ruben Guthrie and Holding the Man were adapted from critically acclaimed theatre productions.
Deadline Gallipoli won the AWGIE for Television Mini Series – Original, acknowledging the work of the four writers Jacquelin Perske (also script producer), Stuart Beattie, Shaun Grant and Cate Shortland. Produced by Matchbox Pictures and Full Clip for Foxtel, with support from Screen NSW, Deadline Gallipoli premiered on Foxtel’s showcase channel in April.
Katherine Thompson won her AWGIE in the category of Telemovie-Original for House of Hancock, the epic and outrageous story of the Hancock dynasty aired on the Nine Network in February 2015.
For a full list of winners visit the Australian Writers Gulid website.