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.

Notice To Producers and Payroll Companies

This is a reminder to producers and payroll companies that in the event of a strike or lockout at Canada Post, which may occur as early as July 2, 2016, please be aware that the timelines for payments to writers, story editors and story consultants as set out in the IPA will not change. Payments will continue to be due within 30 days of receipt of material for shows that are not greenlit, and within 15 days for shows that are greenlit, or in production.

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CRTC Launches Group-Based TV Licence Renewal

The CRTC launched a public proceeding on June 15 for the renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups. English-language groups consist of Bell Media, Corus Entertainment, and Rogers Media.

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BMDS Program Intern Chosen

The final jury of the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program — Marvin Kaye, Steve Lucas, and Nathalie Younglai — selected the last internship winner of the program after weeks of reviewing submission packages. They chose Natalia Guled from the ranks of this very talented group of eight writers. Congratulations, Natalia, and a big thanks to all of our jurors.

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The WGC in Halifax

Earlier this month, the WGC travelled to Halifax and met with Atlantic region members and local industry organizations to discuss the current state of Nova Scotia’s production industry.

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25 Years of the WGC: As Told by Screenwriters

The new edition of Canadian Screenwriter magazine is on newsstands now and is also available by subscription. WGC members, as always, receive their copies in the mail. This is a special issue of the magazine celebrating the WGC's 25th anniversary with an oral history based on interviews conducted and compiled by screenwriter Steve Lucas. Called "The First 25 Years," it features many WGC members sharing memories and anecdotes. Have a look at this brief excerpt, and then get your copy to read the whole story.

More Current News

Canadian Screenwriter summer 2016 (celebrating the WGC's 25th anniversary) is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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JULY 15, 2016
  • Deadline Bell Fund

JULY 15, 2016

Deadline Bell Fund

Deadline — Bell Fund, various programs

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