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 our televisions, movie screens, radios and digital platforms.


Bell Media Diverse Screenwriter Finalists

The fifth and final year of the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program is well underway, and we are pleased to present the newest participants, representing western Canada: Devjot (Dave) Bath, Karin Lee and Nisha Shankar. Congratulations, all.


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Skilled Interns Available

For showrunners in search of skilled, TV-ready interns, the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program presents a great opportunity. The internship winners in our program have undergone intense training in TV writing, and are highly-motivated to succeed. The placement is also production-friendly as the cost and administrative responsibility are entirely covered by the program.

If you’re interested in including one of our interns on your team, please contact diversity@wgc.ca.


Jim Burt Prize Nominations Welcome

The Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize was created to continue the work of the late Jim Burt in recognizing and nurturing new longform screenwriting talent. It does so by awarding development support to an exceptionally promising unproduced longform screenplay, one which tells a Canadian story.

The winner, announced at the WGC Screenwriting Awards on April 27, 2015, will be presented with a total prize worth $3,500. The winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize, and $2,000 will be allotted for an experienced story editor of the jury’s choosing in order to further develop their script.  

Deadline for entries: Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m. EST

Click here for eligibility info and nomination form.


Call for WGC Awards Judges

Help celebrate the winning words of WGC writers by becoming an awards judge. We're looking for members to volunteer as judges for the upcoming 2015 WGC Screenwriting Awards. The categories are as follows:

Animation (non-primetime)
Children & Youth (live action, non-primetime)
Documentary
Movies and Miniseries
Shorts and Web Series
TV Comedy (includes primetime animation)
TV Drama


To volunteer as a judge, please email awards@wgc.ca. And get set for the 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards, held on April 27, 2015, at Koerner Hall in Toronto.


And the WGC/Jimmy Lee Prize Goes to...

The winners of Quebec's Cours Écrire Ton Court (Sprint for Your Script) competition have been announced, and the WGC/Jimmy Lee Prize was awarded to Pascale Bilodeau for The Reunion. The prize was given for The Reunion's "assured embrace of the 'chick flick' genre," and because it was a script "combining masterful dialogue, a solid comic structure and a biting tone."


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DECEMBER 24, 2014
  • WGC Offices Closed for Holidays

DECEMBER 24, 2014

WGC Offices Closed for Holidays

WGC Offices Closed, Reopening Jan. 5, 2015. Happy Holidays!

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