(See Article C1002)


The Writers Guild of Canada Independent Production Agreement states that at least 15 days prior to the first scheduled day of principal photography or, in the case of a Documentary, on recording of the final narration or at the fine cut if there is no narration recording, the Producer shall deliver concurrently to the WGC and all Writers, Story Editors and Story Consultants who have been engaged on the project, a draft of the intended writing credits.

Please complete the following and submit copies to all concerned. If within 14 days of the date of dispatch of this notice, no objection is received by the Producer and the Guild from any Writer, the writing and subsidiary writing credits set out in this notice shall become final and binding on all parties.

Production Title: _________________________________________

Episode Title: ___________________________________________

Type of Production: ______________________________________
(i.e. Feature, TV Drama, TV Doc, TV Variety)

Production Company: _____________________________________

Producer(s): ____________________________________________

WRITERS: ________________________________

A) The proposed writing credits on screen are:
(As per the Credits Section of the Writers Guild IPA, Articles A905 - A910, the acceptable list of writer credits includes only these wordings: By, Written By, Screenplay by*, Teleplay by*, Story by**, Screen Story by**, Documentary Script by, Narration Written by, Contributing Writer, Continuity Writer. Any variation from these terms must be approved by the WGC.)
* Used only in conjunction with a "Story by" or "Screen Story by" credi
** Used only in conjunction with a "Screenplay by" or "Teleplay by" credit




B) Production personnel sharing credit
If an individual proposed for writing credit is a director, or a Producer or Executive Producer of the program, please indicate here, in accordance with Article A901:




C) Placement of writer credits (Per Article A916 of the IPA):
The title card with the Writer's credit shall appear next to the title card with the credit to the individual Producer(s), when the Producer(s) credit is next to the Director's; in all other cases, the card with the Writer's credit shall appear next to the card with the Director's credit.

The proposed placement of the writing credit is:

   (in head credits)
  (any other credit), Writer, Director
  Producer, Writer, Director
  Writer, Producer, Director
   (in tail credits)
  Director, Writer, (any other credit)
  Director, Writer, Producer
  Director, Producer, Writer

D) Story Editors/Story Consultants
The proposed credits for Story Editors/Story Consultants on screen are:




Please copy this form to all writers who have been engaged on the project.

Authorized Signature _____________________________

Date __________________

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