Awgie Awards: Kit Denton award goes to Hamish & Andy writers

The first winners of the newly renamed Kit Denton Disfellowship, previously the Kit Denton Fellowship, have been named as Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan whose writing credits have included Big Bite, Hamish & Andy and The Mansion.

The announcement was made at tonight’s Australian Writers Guild Awgie Awards held in Sydney.

Other winners included The Secret Life Of Us writer Kris Mrksa who picked up the Foxtel Fellowship, Chris Lilley who was recognised for his contribution to comedy and films Snow Town and Burning Man.

The Awgie winners:

2011 Kit Denton Fellowship

ForCourage and Excellence in Performance Writing

Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan

2011 Foxtel Fellowship

Fellowship awarded in recognition of a significant body of work in television.

Kris Mrksa

2011 Richard Lane Award

For Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Australian Writers’ Guild

Ian David

2011 Dorothy Crawford Award

For Outstanding Contribution to the Profession

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2011 Fred Parsons Award

For Outstanding Contribution
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Vale: Denise Morgan – funeral today

Television writer and script producer Denise Morgan passed away on Saturday 25 June. Denise’s funeral will be held today at the Palm Chapel of Macquarie Park Crematorium (corner of Delhi and Plassey Roads, Macquarie Park), from 2:15pm.

With a career spanning 30 years, Morgan wrote for many Australian dramas including; Blue Heelers, Stingers, Phoenix, Water Rats, Medivac, Murder Call, Flying Doctors, Home and Away, Embassy, A Country Practice, Prisoner and many others.

A member of the Australian Writers’ Guild, the Awg reflected on Morgan’s contribution to the industry in a statement by outgoing Awg President Tim Pye: “Those of us who worked with Denise over the years, and there are very many of us, will remember her as a talented writer and teacher with a hugely generous spirit, a quick wit and an infectious smile. She will endure in our memories for many years.

Vale Denise. You will be very sadly missed.
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