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Essential Media and Entertainment at the 2016 AWGIE AWARDS

Three of Essential Media's productions; Sydney Sailboat, Rake & Jack Irish have been nominated for the 2016 AWGIE awards. The awards are being held tonight, Friday October 14.

Since 1967 the Australian Writers’ Guild has presented the AWGIE Awards to recognise and reward excellence in performance writing. In the years since their inception the list of AWGIE Award winners has included writers whose stories have shaped Australian culture including feature films, theatre, TV series and serials, mini-series and children’s animated programs. The AWGIE Awards are unique in the industry in that they are the only writers’ awards judged solely by writers, and the judging is based on the written script – the writer’s intention rather than the finished product.

An extensive list of categories ensures that every writing discipline is catered for. Individual category winners in a year become eligible for the Major Award, awarded to the outstanding script of that year.

A range of significant special awards are also presented to recognise members who have shown outstanding achievement in script editing, comedy writing or have made an extraordinary contribution to the Guild.

The awards night has become one of the industry events of the year and the esteem in which the Guild and the Awards are held is evident in the attendance of prominent guests including network heads, independent producers, directors, funding agencies, individual writers and politicians from all sides of government.

Congratulations to the writers of Essential Media’s nominated productions:

Andrew Knight, Matt Cameron and Andrew Anastasios in the Mini Series - Adaptation category for Jack Irish
Andrew Knight in the Television - Series category for Rake Season 4, Episode 407
Alexa Moses in the Children’s Television - P Classification category for Sydney Sailboat ‘Muddles in the Mist’
and Rachel Sprat in the Children’s Television - P Classification category for Sydney Sailboat ’Trash and Treasure’