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 all screens.

Wynonna Earp Wins People's Choice Award

Congratulations to Wynonna Earp showrunner Emily Andras and the season three writers, Shelley Scarrow, Noelle Carbone, Brendon Yorke, Caitlin D. Fryers, and Matt Doyle, on the show winning the People’s Choice Award for Sci-Fi/Fantasy show of 2018. Wynonna Earp was chosen over The Originals, Supernatural, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, and The Expanse

WTTV: Little Dog Showrunner Sherry White

The WGC is pleased to present Little Dog showrunner Sherry White (also the screenwriter of acclaimed film, Maudie,) at Writers Talking TV on Nov. 29, interviewed by fellow writer Lienne Sawatsky. 

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WGC Screenwriting Awards Now Accepting Nominations

The WGC Screenwriting Awards honouring excellence in screenwriting take place on April 29, 2019 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Members, awards nominations open on Monday, Oct. 15 and run until Sunday, Dec. 2 at 11:59 p.m. Please login to get full nomination details.

Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize: Call for Entries

The Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize, presented biennially at the WGC Screenwriting Awards, was created to continue the work of the late Jim Burt in recognizing and nurturing new longform talent. The WGC is now accepting unproduced, longform, feature-length original script entries; deadline Friday Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. EST. You'll find the eligibility requirements and the entry form here.


WGC Appearance re: Copyright and Authorship

The WGC appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for its study, “Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries,” as part of the federal government’s review of the Copyright Act. 

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More Current News

Canadian Screenwriter summer 2018 is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • Writers Talking TV

NOVEMBER 29, 2018

Writers Talking TV

Writers Talking TV, presented by the Writers Guild of Canada, is a writer-to-writer interview held at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

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