Why Join the WGC?

Because Now's a Good Time

The Guild is offering a limited-time incentive to digital screenwriters. Under this incentive, any Canadian resident screenwriter with at least two digital contracts signed within the past two years with any Canadian producer is qualified for membership in the Writers Guild of Canada, and the WGC will waive the initiation fee.  The WGC will also waive the initiation fee for any writer with one digital contract signed within the previous two years under any WGC collective agreement.  Contact the Guild's Member Services department for more information or clarification.

Because WGC Contracts Come with Benefits

The WGC offers its members Insurance and Retirement, advocacy on your behalf with producers, the government, and agencies such as Canadian Media Fund, and importantly, promotion for your work. The WGC Screenwriting Awards, Canadian Screenwriter magazine, various festivals and events (NxNEi, FanExpo, conferences and conventions, etc.) and our social marketing platforms are all opportunities for the WGC covered Digital Projects to be given a spotlight.

Joining the WGC also means that your name and project are listed in our online Memberís Directory Ė a place where producers search for talent to bring on board for projects, either traditional broadcast or digital.

Click here to read about all of our benefits.

Fine Print

It is important to know that once you have joined you are obligated to work only with Signatory Producers going forward.  However, becoming a signatory producer is easy and, if you are your own producer, then itís simply a matter of signing the adherence letter. There are no fees to become a Signatory Producer, and rates for hiring screenwriters are fully negotiable.

Talk to us about joining.


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SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
  • Atlantic Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Atlantic Film Festival

Atlantic Film Festival, Sept. 14-21, atlanticfilm.com

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
  • Calgary International Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Calgary International Film Festival

Calgary International Film Festival, Sept. 20-Oct. 1 calgaryfilm.com

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • Edmonton Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Edmonton Film Festival

Edmonton Film Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 7 edmontonfilmfest.com


Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 13 viff.org

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
  • Daryl Duke Prize Deadline

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Daryl Duke Prize Deadline

The Daryl Duke Prize is for excellence in a screenplay for an unproduced longform dramatic film. Details at daryldukeprize.ca

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