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Thomsen the top winner at Australian writing awards

28 August 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

SYDNEY -- Screenwriter Katherine Thomsen was the major winner at Friday's Australian Writers Guild Awards, also known as the Awgies, winning gongs for her work on Gillian Armstrong's feature documentary Unfolding Florence -- The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst and the ABC TV miniseries Answered by Fire, for which she also won the Major award. Rookie writer Alice Bell received the award for original feature film for her screenplay for Suburban Mayhem, while Luke Davies' Candy (written with director Neil Armfield) took honors in the Adapted Feature Film category. Candy was based on Davies' novel of the same name. In other television awards, Greg Haddrick won the TV Series category for an episode of medical drama MDA and shared the honors with co-writer Kylie Needham for his telemovie adaptation, The Society Murders. The Australian Writers' Guild presents the Awgie Awards annually with nominees selected by panels of fellow writers experienced in each particular category. The Guild has 2,650 members and is the peak professional body for Australia's film, television, theater, radio and new media writers. »

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