Press release from AWG

This Friday at the 44th Annual AWGIE Awards in Sydney, the Australian Writers' Guild will honour Chris Lilley, Ian David, Denise Morgan and Currency Press for their unique and outstanding contributions to Australian performance writing.

Chris Lilley, the comic genius behind We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High and Angry Boys will be awarded the Fred Parsons Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Comedy.

The Richard Lane Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Australian Writers’ Guild will be presented to acclaimed screenwriter Ian David, in recognition of his decades of dedication to fellow writers including serving as AWG President from 2000 to 2003. Part of his legacy is the formation of the Australian Writers' Guild Authorship Collecting Society, which has collected almost $5 million for its members in the last four years.

Respected television writer and script producer, the late Denise Morgan will be posthumously awarded the Hector Crawford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Craft in the Field of Script Editing.

Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, specialist performing arts publisher Currency Press will be honoured with the Dorothy Crawford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession for their seminal role in our industry.

The 44th Annual AWGIE Awards will be held on Friday 23 September at Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney. Tickets are still available and can be booked through or 02 9319 0339

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