FTO congratulates NSW AWGIE winners

[Release by TM Publicity]

The New South Wales Film & Television Office (FTO) has sent out its congratulations to NSW winners of the AWGIE Awards 2008, announced on Friday evening.

AWGIE-Award winning screenplays supported through the FTO’s development and investment programs are The Informant by Greg Haddrick, which won the Award for Telemovie Original; East West 101 by Kristen Dunphy, Michael Miller, Kris Mrksa, Michelle Offen and Kris Wyld, which won the Award for Television Mini Series Original; Disgrace by Anna-Maria Monticelli, which won the Award for Feature Film Adaptation; and The Black Balloon by Elissa Down and Jimmy the Exploder, which won the Award for Feature Film Original.

“I would like to congratulate all winners and nominees from NSW and I am delighted that a number of projects championed by the FTO have been acknowledged by industry peers as the best in Australia. The AWGIE Awards highlight the breadth and creative excellence of screenwriting talent that exists in New South Wales,” said Tania Chambers, Chief Executive of the FTO.

Ms Chambers noted that The Black Balloon was a participant in Aurora, the FTO’s intensive script development program, one of five projects developed through Aurora to have been produced to date.