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.

WGC Screenwriting Awards Winners

We're proud to announce the winners of the WGC Screenwriting Awards! The awards were hosted by Ryan Belleville on Monday night at Koerner Hall in Toronto, and it was a great evening of celebrating the work of WGC members. (You can see some photos from the evening here.) Thanks to everyone who helped make the 19th annual awards a success, and congratulations to all of the winners:

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Interns Join Mr. D, 19-2

The WGC is pleased to announce that Mr. D and 19-2 have taken our latest Bell Media Diverse Screenwriter interns into their story rooms for the development season this spring. Tami Gabay is heading to Mr. D on May 4 for some slam-dunk comedy, and Aaron Bala will be ‘riding along’ on 19-2 starting May 11. These opportunities represent a major stepping stone in their careers. The WGC and BMDSP want to thank Jessie Gabe and Bruce Smith for their continued commitment to bringing new perspectives and voices to the professional Canadian screenwriting community.

Diverse Screenwriters Workshop in Toronto

Featuring an impressive array of guests, the Toronto workshop for the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program kicks off Monday May 4. The week-long bootcamp led by Steve Lucas takes our latest group of eight emerging and mid-career writers through sessions such as "inside the writers room," "how to pitch to broadcasters," "improving your craft," and "understanding the business aspects of the craft."

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Celebrate Canada's Screenwriters: WGC Awards

The WGC Screenwriting Awards, held at the elegant Koerner Hall in Toronto, take place on April 27, 2015. The awards are hosted by writer, actor, and comedian Ryan Belleville, and are co-written with stand-up/sketch comedian Jeremy Woodcock. The WGC Screenwriting Awards have a unique focus: it’s all about screenwriter and script. Guest presenters include X Company’s Connor Price, Sunnyside’s Patrice Goodman, and Saving Hope's Wendy Crewson. They will be joined onstage by showrunners Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis (X Company), Gary Pearson (Sunnyside), and Adam Pettle (Saving Hope). Please read the press release here.

Nova Scotia Government’s Film Tax Credit Slash

The WGC issued a press release today protesting the Nova Scotia government’s decision to cut the Film Industry Tax Credit, essentially reducing its value by 75%. The province’s Liberal government has stated that Nova Scotia had among the most generous provincial tax credits in the country, but now it will have among the least effective. While 75% of the tax credit will remain as a non-refundable credit, this portion is unlikely to be available for what tax credits are used for: financing production.

Please read the press release for more information.

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