Australian Writers' Guild Limited - Authorisation - A91274


AWG sought authorisation, on behalf of its current and future members, to collectively negotiate model agreements which can be used by current and future members of AWG when contracting with producers of either film or television. The AWG proposes negotiating the model terms of engagement with the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA). The model terms of engagement will include a set of common terms relating to the price of services supplied (and the price of goods and intellectual property incidentally supplied in connection with the services) by members of AWG who choose to utilise the model terms of engagement in negotiations with producers. AWG also hopes the terms of engagement will serve as a benchmark for Screen Australia as to what constitutes "fair and reasonable conduct" when public funding recipients engage writers (as part of the Screen Australia Terms of Trade).

The ACCC has issued a determination granting authorisation until 28 February 2017.


  • Australian Writers' Guild Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91274