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.


Elvira Kurt Hosts WGC Screenwriting Awards

The WGC is pleased to announce that Elvira Kurt, multiple-award winning comic and writer, will host the 2016 WGC Screenwriting Awards on May 2 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Also making news today: our special awards winners. Congratulations to the following talented WGC members.


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Major CanCon Consultation Launched

The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, has announced a major consultation for Canadian content in the digital era. Minister Joly was quoted in a Globe and Mail article on April 23 saying the following:


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WGC Screenwriting Awards Tickets on Sale

The WGC Screenwriting Awards tickets are now on sale, with the gala event taking place on May 2, 2016 at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall in Toronto. Tickets for WGC members are $60, and are available by calling the Weston Family Box Office: 416-408-0208. Non-members tickets are $110 and can be purchased online here. The awards, hosted by Elvira Kurt and co-written by Ryan Belleville and Jeremy Woodcock, put the spotlight on our great Canadian screenwriters and the scripts they've written. This year's awards are extra-special, as they also celebrate the WGC's 25th anniversary. You can view the finalists for the 2016 WGC Screenwriting Awards here.


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WGC Awards Presenters Announced

The WGC Screenwriting Awards are coming up Monday May 2 and presenters include The F Word screenwriter Elan Mastai, What Would Sal Do? showrunner Andrew De Angelis with star Dylan Taylor, powerhouse couple Sudz Sutherland and Jennifer Holness (Shoot the Messenger), Mohawk Girls showrunner Cynthia Knight, documentary writer Michael McNamara (The Cholesterol Question), and Jessie Gabe, writer of Cas & Dylan. You can view this year's finalists here. In addition to the eight awards handed out at the gala, a full slate of special awards, including the WGC Showrunner Award, the Alex Barris Mentorship Award, and the Sondra Kelly Award, will also be presented. You can find awards ticket information here.


WGC Partners with TSC

The WGC has partnered with the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, bringing  together the annual conference and the WGC Screenwriting Awards in one all-star weekend from Friday, April 29 to Monday, May 2, 2016. The weekend features speakers, workshops, and celebratory events aimed at screen-based industry professionals working in Canada and abroad, culminating in the WGC Screenwriting Awards on May 2. It will kick off with a joint organization reception in Toronto on Friday, April 29 from 7-10:00 p.m. Get more details here.


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APRIL 30, 2016
  • Toronto Screenwriting Conference

APRIL 30, 2016

Toronto Screenwriting Conference

The Toronto Screenwriting Conference "brings together screen-based industry professionals and offers them advanced level of education and skills development unparalleled by any other screenwriting event on the continent."

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