Working for Canadian Screenwriters: The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,100 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 affiliated with The Black List

The WGC is now affiliated with The Black List, an organization promoting screenwriters and their scripts to the North American industry and to the world. The Black List, originally created to promote feature film scripts, has now expanded to accept original episodic material, and is designed to help promote scripts that have not yet been produced. WGC members can list scripts and details related to those scripts (genre, format, subject matter etc.), as well as contact details -- for free -- on the highly searchable Black List website.


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Paper Registrations Discontinued

Please be advised that effective immediately the WGC will discontinue intellectual property registration of paper copies of materials, and will begin phasing out storage of paper registration materials. This notice relates to paper registrations only and does not affect any electronic registrations. We will continue to honor and store existing paper registrations of scripts and other materials at our secure offsite storage facility until they expire. 

Anyone who has one or more paper registrations will be provided with ample notice before the material expires and given an opportunity to either provide payment to withdraw the material and have a copy mailed to them, or create an account and register the material electronically on our online registration service.

Please contact Terry Mark at t.mark@wgc.ca if you have any questions regarding this service change.


Members' Earnings and Benefits Statements

WGC statements of earnings and benefits, which provide details regarding earnings as well as insurance and retirement remittances (processed between Jan. 1-June 30, 2014), are now available online. To access your statement, log in to the members' website and click on the "member toolkit" red button on the member home page. Then select "Get Your Statements & Tax Receipts" to view, print or save your statement. If you require further assistance or need a login I.D. and password to access the site, contact either Dinesh or Terry. Please inform us of any missing projects or unreported income as soon as possible.
 


WGC/Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Intern

The WGC and Bell Media are pleased to announce the latest intern to be chosen from the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program, western Canada session, Ms. Tami Gaby. Tami, based in Vancouver, will join the writers' room in a Bell Media dramatic series for a 12-week paid internship. Congratulations, Tami!


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Harold Greenberg Funding Announced

Congratulations to the many WGC members whose feature film scripts are receiving support via Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund, announced this week. Twenty-two projects in all phases of script development are moving ahead through the fund's script development program, including films by the following WGC members: Michael Dowse, Johanna Schneller, Matt Watts, Barbara Samuels, Sherry White, Suzette Couture, Dennis Foon, Chaz Thorne, Adriana Maggs, Howie Wiseman and Alex Epstein. To see the complete list of projects, go to Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund supports Script Development for 22 film projects.


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