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Best Screenplay in Television
Subcategory of Australian Film Institute Awards
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2010

winner form y separately published work icon Dog Star Adam Zwar , Jason Gann , ( dir. Tony Rogers ) Australia : Renegade Films , 2010 Z1744753 2010 single work film/TV humour

'Sarah's annoyed that Adam still doesn't have a job. Wilfred sees a dog that looks like him on a television commercial and decides he wants to be a dog star, asking Adam to manage him.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 11/6/2013)

Year: 2009

winner form y separately published work icon The Brotherhood Kris Mrksa , ( dir. Grant Brown ) Australia : Screentime , 2009 Z1643524 2009 single work film/TV crime

'Things are returning to normal for George Freeman; he survived a shooting, his casinos are back in operation and his fiancée — the well-bred, incandescent Georgina — is the blonde icing on the cake.

'Down in Melbourne, the Coronial inquest into the Wilsons' deaths kicks off. Bob Trimbole and Brian Alexander both avoid testifying on the grounds of avoiding self-incrimination, but lawyer John Aston — whose legal practicing certificate is contingent on him being of good character — can't weasel out that easy.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 8/3/2013)

Year: 2007

winner form y separately published work icon Bastard Boys Sue Smith , ( dir. Ray Quint ) Australia : Flying Cabbage Productions ABC Television , 2007 Z1382075 2007 single work film/TV A dramatisation of the bitter 1998 waterfront dispute between Patrick Stevedores and the Maritime Union of Australia.

Year: 2006

winner form y separately published work icon Blue Hawaii Sue Smith , ( dir. David Caesar ) Australia : Chapman Pictures , 2006 Z1340178 2006 single work film/TV

Year: 2005

winner form y separately published work icon Only Mortal Jacquelin Perske , ( dir. Jessica Hobbs ) Australia : Channel W , 2005 Z1367423 2005 single work film/TV

'Frankie and Charlie are deep in their own worlds of pain. She finds solace in dreams while Charlie pushes away those trying to help him and turns to work, drink and nicotine to numb his grief. He won't open up and Julia is left to grieve alone.'

Source: The Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/lovemyway/series1.html). (Sighted: 19/10/2012)

winner form y separately published work icon The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Peter Berry , ( dir. Peter Andrikidis ) Australia : Screentime , 2004 7867974 2004 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

A dramatised (and fictionalised) account of the arrest, transportation, and subsequent escape of Mary Bryant, one of the convicts transported to Australia on the First Fleet.

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