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Sondra Kelly Call for Entries - Deadline Extended

SONDRA KELLY AWARD CALL FOR ENTRIES - Deadline Extended

The Sondra Kelly Award provides $5,000 to a female screenwriter in mid-career for research/development on a self-initiated project. This is the sixth year since its inception, and past recipients include Cheryl Foggo (2013), Colleen Murphy (2012), Barbara Haynes (2011), Mina Shum (2010), and Karen Walton (2009). The deadline is this coming Friday, March 13th 2015 at 5:30pm. For full details regarding eligibility, the submission form, and to learn more about Sondra Kelly, please click here.

 


Nominate Your Favorite Showrunner

Help celebrate great Canadian talent by making sure to nominate a deserving showrunner for this year’s award, presented at the WGC Screenwriting Awards on April 27th, 2015. Past recipients of the WGC Showrunner Award include Peter Mitchell (2014), Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern (2013), Mark McKinney (2012), Tassie Cameron (2011), Heather Conkie (2010), Mark Farrell (2009), Peter Mohan (2008), and Brad Wright (2007). The deadline is March 10th, 2015 at 5:30pm. Entries may be submitted by mail, email awards@wgc.ca or fax 416-979-9273. You’ll find full details on eligibility and the nomination form here


WGC Writers Win Big at Canadian Screen Awards

WGC screenwriters won big last night at a packed gala for the Canadian Screen Awards, hosted by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Of particular note: the Margaret Collier Award was presented to Tassie Cameron, showrunner of Rookie Blue. The Margaret Collier Award is presented to a writer for "a body of work in Canadian film and/or television, or for significant contribution to the international profile of Canadian film and/or television." Congratulations to Tassie, and to all of the winning writers!


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WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in the 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. The awards take place on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning's Koerner Hall, and are hosted this year by Ryan Belleville, and written by Jeremy Woodcock in collaboration with Ryan Belleville. View the WGC Screenwriting Awards finalists here.


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Writers Talking TV: Sunnyside

The next Writers Talking TV event features Sunnyside co-showrunner, Gary Pearson, and head writer, Jan Caruana. Fellow writer Simon Racioppa will host the evening, which includes a screening of an episode of Sunnyside, followed by a Q&A with audience members. You are invited to be one of those audience members! The event is free, and open to the public, but RSVP to Elaine Jacob, e.jacob@wgc.ca to secure a seat.

When: March 12, 7 p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West, Toronto


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MARCH 1, 2015
  • Canadian Screen Week

MARCH 1, 2015

Canadian Screen Week

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MARCH 10, 2015
  • Deadline - WGC Showrunners Award Nominations

MARCH 10, 2015

Deadline - WGC Showrunners Award Nominations

Deadline for nominations - WGC Showrunners Award.

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