Call for Entries: 21st WGC Screenwriting Awards
Members, it's time to submit your scripts for the 21st annual WGC Screenwriting Awards! Login to the members' website to nominate a script, and get full details on the 2017 Awards Nominations page. This year the special awards include the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize, the Showrunner Award, and the Sondra Kelly Award. There's also a new awards category, "Best Script from a Rookie Series." The complete category list is as follows.
Save the Date: WGC Holiday Parties
Pacific Region Membership Meeting: Nov. 3
Members are invited to come to an important Pacific Region membership meeting in Vancouver on Thurs. Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Topics of discussion will include the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canadian Content in a Digital World” consultation. WGC council and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Canadian Content in a Digital World Consultation
The next phase of the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canadian Content in a Digital World” consultation has begun, and will continue until Nov. 25, 2016. The WGC has reviewed the materials, and has emailed information and suggestions to members. That information is also available by logging into the WGC members' website with your user name and password. Meanwhile, members are encouraged to respond to the consultation questions, which you will find at the "Have Your Say" page on the consultation website.
Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize Accepting Entries
The call for entries for the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize is now open to both WGC members and non-members. Entrants must be Canadian citizens residing in Canada, and possess a writing credit on a produced drama (including shorts) or webseries. Screenplay entries must be unproduced longform, feature-length screenplays; an original work of the applicant and not based, in whole or part, on another author’s work; and not be under option prior to, or during, the competition.To see further entry criteria, and to access the entry form please click here. Deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. EST.
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