Alex Barris Mentorship Award

Recognizing the critical role of mentorship

Alex Barris was a writer, broadcaster and journalist; a pioneer of Canadian television, and proud member of the WGC. He was also a wonderful mentor, giving his time and talent to new writers just starting out in the industry. The Alex Barris Mentorship Award was created after his death in 2004, to keep his name and spirit alive and to perpetuate the tradition of mentorship.

The award acknowledges a mentor who has significantly helped a writer (or writers) get a start in the business. While the nominator must be a WGC member, the recipient need not be. 

The recipient of the 2014 Alex Barris Award, announced at the WGC Screenwriting Awards on April 28, 2014, is Susin Nielsen. Congratulations, Susin!

Previous winners of the Alex Barris Award include David Peddie (2005), Josh Miller (2006), Ilana Frank (2007), Allan Magee (2008), Peter Mitchell (2010), and Barbara Samuels (2012).


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SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
  • WGC Presents: Keepin' It Canadian: Preserving Your Vision in Co-Productions

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

WGC Presents: Keepin' It Canadian: Preserving Your Vision in Co-Productions

Ottawa International Animation Festival: the WGC presents "Keepin' It Canadian: Preserving Your Vision in Co-Productions" Wednesday, September 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm – Château Laurier - The ToonBox (Adam Room) Moderated by Ben Joseph.
 

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
  • International Affiliation of Writers Guilds Meeting

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

International Affiliation of Writers Guilds Meeting

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