WGC on Parliamentary Feature Film Review
The WGC has submitted written comments to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as part of the committee’s review of the Canadian feature film industry. The WGC highlighted several issues relevant to screenwriters in feature film -- click here to read the entire submission.
Members' Discount for TO Webfest
TO Webfest, presented by the Independent Webseries Creators of Canada, takes place May 22-24, and includes the Outstanding Screenplay Award sponsored by the WGC, which will be presented on May 23. TO Webfest offers panels and workshops, special events, awards, and free public webseries screenings. The festival is also offering WGC members a $10 discount off the two-day pass price of $60.00. To get your discount, please email Li Robbins, the guild's director of communications, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WGC Before Senate re: Bill C-377
The WGC appeared before the Senate committee on legal and constitutional affairs earlier in May to speak about bill C-377. The guild, along with many other organizations, considers this bill a piece of anti-union legislation.
WGC Members Nominated for Leo Awards
The nominations have been announced for the 2015 Leo Awards, and among the nominees are many WGC members, in categories ranging from Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series to Best Screenwriting in an Animation Program or Series. Congratulations to all the writers who are nominated! To see the complete list of nominees, go to Leo Awards Nominations.
Interns Join Mr. D, 19-2
The WGC is pleased to announce that Mr. D and 19-2 have taken our latest Bell Media Diverse Screenwriter interns into their story rooms for the development season this spring. Tami Gabay is heading to Mr. D on May 4 for some slam-dunk comedy, and Aaron Bala will be ‘riding along’ on 19-2 starting May 11. These opportunities represent a major stepping stone in their careers. The WGC and BMDSP want to thank Jessie Gabe and Bruce Smith for their continued commitment to bringing new perspectives and voices to the professional Canadian screenwriting community.
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