News In Brief: Amazon’s new Australian Originals and fresh opportunities for diverse writers

This week in the news: The Yield optioned by Tony Briggs, Amazon funds 7 new local productions, Screen Aus portions out $5.6million, abuse at 2k Australia uncovered, and the nascent game workers union.

This Week’s Top Stories

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Just in case winter wasn’t cold enough. Photo: Phoebe Powell

Career & Opportunities 

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Industry Analysis

The recently-announced tax offset for game development is welcome, but the industry should be wary. Image: Shooty Skies Overdrive by Mighty Games

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On screen 

Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob