Press Releases

2014

WGC Screenwriting Awards Winners
(April 28)

WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists
(March 4)

2013

New CBC Agreement
(July 18)
 

WGC to Senate on Bill C-377
(May 29)

WGC on CBC Licence Renewal
(May 28)
 

 

2012

WGC on CBC Licence Renewal
(Nov 26)

IPA 2012-2014 Ratified
(Oct 29)

Tentative Deal on new IPA
(Sept 21)

WGC on Bell-Astral Deal
(August 12)

2012 WGC Screenwriting Awards Winners
(April 24, 2012)

WGC on CBC Cuts
(April 10, 2012) 

WGC on Fed Budget March 30
(March 30,2012)

WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists
(March 1, 2012)

WGC on CMPA Report
(March 1, 2012)

WGC remembers Pierre Juneau
(Feb 21, 2012)

Creative coalition on Supreme Court decision
(Feb 9, 2012)

WGC appears at Supreme Court w/Creative Coalition
(Jan 16, 2012)

2011

WGC announces start of negotiations
(Nov 30, 2011) 

WGC on Gemini Awards 2011
(Sept 8, 2011)

Majority vs Minority Co-pros - WGC & ACTRA
(August 23, 2011)

Group Licence decision cause for concern
(July 27, 2011)

WGC applauds permanent funding for CMF
(June 6, 2011)

Congrats to Splice screenwriters
(May 26, 2011)

WGC Reply on Group Licence Renewal
(April 29, 2011)

WGC Screenwriting Award Winners!
(April 11. 2011)

WGC at Licence Renewal at CRTC
(April 8, 2011)

Audiovisual coalition wins leave to appeal ISP case
(March 24, 2011)

WGC on treaty co-productions
(March 23, 2011)

WGC Applauds A-Based Funding for CMF
(March 23, 2011)

WGC to Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-32
(Feb 17, 2011)

WGC on Licence Renewal Applications
(Feb 10, 2011)

WGC to CRTC - CTV not fire sale
(Feb 3, 2011)

WGC says BCE Benefits Woefully Inadequate
(Jan 11, 2011)

2010

WGC on Bill C-32 & Liberal Proposal
(Dec 16, 2010)

WGC to Heritage Committee on Vertical Integration
(Dec 7, 2010)

WGC on CRTC decision on Shaw/CanWest
(Oct 22, 2010)

WGC to CRTC on Shaw CanWest Deal 
(Sept 22, 2010)

Sherry White steps down from Council 
(June 24, 2010)

WGC on Copyright Bill C-32
(June 3, 2010)

New WGC President
(May 7, 2010)

WGC on CRTC TV Policy
(March 23, 2010)

WGC announces Awards Finalists
(Feb 22, 2010)

2009

WGC at CRTC on TV Policy
(Nov 23, 2009)

WGC reaches new deal
(Oct 27, 2009)

WGC on TV Policy
(Sept 15, 2009)

WGC on Copyright
(Sept 11, 2009)

WGC on LPIF and Policy Review
(July 6, 2009)

WGC on New Media Decision
(June 4, 2009)

WGC on Rogers-backed CityTV schedule
(June 2, 2009)

WGC @ CRTC on OTA Licence Renewal
(May 7, 2009)

WGC at Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
(May 6, 2009)

WGC Screenwriting Award Winners
(April 20, 2009)

WGC on Broadcaster Bailouts
(April 14, 2009)

WGC on CBC Job Cuts
(Mar 25, 2009)

Minister of Canadian Heritage, James Moore, Visits set of Flashpoint
(Mar 9, 2009)

Finalists for 2009 WGC Screenwriting Awards
(Feb 26, 2009)

WGC on New Media
(Feb 24, 2009)

2008

WGC on CRTC decision
(Oct 31, 2008)

WGC-ACTRA Rally in Support of Canadian Culture
(Oct 7, 2008)

WGC Members Ratify IPA Extension
(July 21, 2008)

WGC on Proposed Amendments to Bill C-10
(June 20, 2008)

WGC on Introduction of Copyright Legislation
(June 12, 2008)

WGC on CRTC's Decision to Split CTF
(June 5, 2008)

WGC on Private Broadcaster Upfronts
(June 5, 2008)

WGC Announces Canadian Screenwriting Awards' Winners
(April 14, 2008)

WGC Appears before Senate to Oppose Guidelines for Film and TV Industry
(April 10, 2008)

Sugith Varughese, Screenwriter-in-Residence, Toronto Public Library 
(April 9, 2008)

Poll Reveals Canadians Trust Ottawa to Protect Canadian Programming
(April 7, 2008)

CCAU Calls for Strong CRTC Regulations to Support Canadian Programming
(April 3, 2008)

WGC Demands Bill C-10 Film and TV Tax Credit Eligibility Guidelines be made public.
(Mar. 4, 2008)

Canadian Broadcasters spend 12 times more to buy foreign drama than Canadian drama.
(Mar. 4, 2008)

WGC Calls for Public Consultation on Film and Television Tax Credit Guidelines
(Feb. 29, 2008)

Screenwriters Bring Life to CRTC Hearings into the CTF
(John Doyle in Globe, Feb. 11, 2008)

WGC Argues CTF Essential for Canadian Broadcasting System
(Feb, 04, 2008)

WGC Congratulates Sarah Polley on Academy Award Best Writing Nomination
(Jan. 23, 2008)

2007

CRTC allows CanWest deal to go ahead
(Dec. 21, 2007)

WGC Takes to the Streets on Day of Solidarity with WGA
(Nov. 28, 2007)

Balance of Power sold out to foreign interests in CanWest/Goldman Sachs deal
(Nov. 20, 2007)

International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG) Announces Day of Solidarity
(Nov. 14, 2007)

Important Message to WGC Members on WGA Strike
(November 5, 2007)

WGC says CanWest/Goldman Sachs proposal a bad deal for Canadians
(August 10, 2007)

CCAU objects to American control of Canadian broadcaster
(August 10, 2007)

CSI: NY not for Canadian History Television
(August 1, 2007)

Vote of non-confidence for Canadian talent
(July 3, 2007)

New CRTC TV policy cuts promos for Canadian television programs
(May 23, 2007)

Broadcasters win and Canadians lose with new TV policy
(May 17, 2007)

Stars from Little Mosque on the Prairie and Robson Arms to help celebrate Canadian Screenwriting Awards
(April 13, 2007)

1999 Television Policy rears its ugly head once more
(March 29, 2007)

Gavin Crawford to host the 2007 Canadian Screenwriting Awards
(March 8, 2007)

CRTC action and interim loan to CTF needed now to save TV industry
(February 13, 2007)

Why is CanWest buying Alliance Atlantis if broadcasters are so poor
(January 11, 2007)


2006

Letter to the Globe and Mail re: Alliance Atlantis sale
(December 21, 2006)

WGC asks CRTC to save Canadian TV by reinstating drama expenditure requirements
(December 4, 2006)

CRTC Television Policy Review – regulate broadcasters to save Canadian TV says WGC
(September 28, 2006)

Tommy Douglas miniseries update – Letters to CBC Vice-President Richard Stursberg and Chair Guy Fournier 
(September 5, 2006)

Tommy Douglas miniseries pulled without consulting screenwriter/WGC asks CBC to apologize to screenwriter 
(June 26, 2006)

Writers Guild reaches tentative agreement with producers
(May 11, 2006)

2006 Canadian Screenwriting Awards Winners
(April 25, 2006)

Canadians cheated if broadcaster licence renewals delayed
(April 3, 2006)

Election 2006 - Screenwriters urge Conservatives to tighten Canadian content regs
(January 25, 2006)

Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star re: Editorial - Political actors overlook culture
(January 16, 2006)


2005

Letter to the Editor of the Globe and Mail re: Canadian content on entertainment news shows
(November 15, 2005)

CCAU Opinion Piece in Playback
(October 10, 2005)

CBC lockout has damaging ripple effect
(August 25, 2005)

CCAU Report released at Banff World Television Festival 2005 
(June 2005)

CCAU Report - The Need for a Regulatory Safety Net 
(June 2005)

CCAU Report backgrounder - Advertising revenues of conventional broadcasters

CCAU Report backgrounder – Canadian shows are not making it on to “real” prime time

CCAU Report backgrounder – Canadian Television Fund and its impact on Canadian drama


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