Working for Canadian Screenwriters: The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,200 professional English-language screenwriters in Canada. These are the creators who write the distinctly Canadian entertainment we enjoy on our televisions, movie screens, radios and digital platforms.


WGC Holiday Parties

Happy (almost) holidays! The WGC celebrates with three parties, for our members and invited guests. Members, if you haven't already RSVP'd, please do so. Looking forward to seeing you there!


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WGC Screenwriting Awards Judges Sought

The WGC is seeking volunteer judges for the 21st annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. Judges must be WGC members, and may only judge categories in which they are are not entered. To apply, please email awards@wgc.ca with the subject heading, "WGC Awards Judges." Note: Judges receive a complimentary ticket to the WGC Awards, and recognition in the awards' program.


Telling Canadian Stories at the CRTC

WGC Executive Director Maureen Parker, Vice-President Andrew Wreggitt, Policy Director Neal McDougall, and consultant Mario Mota presented to the CRTC on Nov. 30, as part of the English-language group licence renewals hearing. (You can read a transcript of the WGC's appearance here, starting at line 4800.) The hearing is key to the future of Canadian content programing in Canada. And the new video in our series, “Telling Canadian Stories, Telling CanadianS Stories” is a big part of that.


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The Facts About Canadian Audiences

Every journalist, and every person, for that matter, is entitled to an opinion. But it's dispiriting, to say the least, when a journalist publishes an opinion that is not backed by fact. On Nov. 28, 2016, Globe and Mail journalist Konrad Yakabuski published his opinions about the CBC, in a piece called The CBC Has Lost Its Way. He failed to back certain aspects of this piece with fact, as WGC Executive Director Maureen Parker points out in a letter to the editor, published by the Globe on Nov. 30. What follows is the complete, unedited version of the letter.


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Telling Canadian Stories: Simon Racioppa

The WGC is proud to present the second in our animated video series, “Telling Canadian Stories. Telling CanadianS Stories.” Simon Racioppa (Fangbone!, Spliced, Annedroids) is one of many highly-skilled Canadian screenwriters sharing their work with Canadian and international audiences. In this video Simon Racioppa talks about why our stories matter. We invite you to watch and share Simon’s story.


More Current News

Canadian Screenwriter fall 2016 is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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DECEMBER 12, 2016
  • WGC Holiday Party in Vancouver

DECEMBER 12, 2016

WGC Holiday Party in Vancouver

WGC Holiday Party in Vancouver, Shebeen Whiskey House, 212 Carrall St. (7-10 p.m.) Members and invited guests are welcome to attend.

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