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Animation Written by Canadians Travels the World

January 19, 2016

Canadian animation writers have a distinctive voice: funny and smart. They also know how to capture the universal -- that's why Canadian animation travels so well. The WGC is proud to celebrate our members who write animation that's watched around the world. Find out more


Canadian Screen Award Nominations

January 19, 2016

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced the nominations for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards this morning, at a press conference in Toronto. Congratulations to the many WGC members whose work was nominated! What follows are the nominations in the writing-specific categories. 


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Nominations Open for Sondra Kelly Award

January 20, 2016

The Sondra Kelly Award provides $5,000 to a woman screenwriter in mid-career for research/development on a self-initiated project. Details and the application form can be found here. The deadline is Friday, March 4, 2016, and the award will be presented at the WGC Screenwriting Awards, which take place May 2, 2016. 


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2015 Year-End Statements & Tax Receipts Available

January 18, 2016

Members, the WGC has posted the year-end 2015 statements of earnings and benefits reports and tax receipts. You’ll find your statement and tax receipt by logging onto the WGC website and clicking on the red "Member Toolkit" button. 


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New Writers' Directory Launching: Update Your Profile

January 6, 2016

The new directory featuring WGC members will be the go-to place for Canadian and international producers seeking talented writers. So, WGC members, don't miss out — make sure your profile is ready to go in the new directory!


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WGC Showrunner Award: Nomination Call

January 6, 2016

Nominations are now open for the WGC Showrunner Award, presented at the WGC Screenwriting Awards on May 2, 2016. Help honour Canada's finest showrunners by nominating a deserving candidate: Get all details and the nomination form here.


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Alex Barris Mentorship Award Nominations

December 8, 2015

The Alex Barris Mentorship Award, granted biennially, is now accepting nominations. Alex Barris was a writer, broadcaster, and journalist; a pioneer of Canadian television, and proud member of the WGC. He was also a wonderful mentor, giving his time and talent to new writers who were just getting started in the industry. The Alex Barris Mentorship Award was created after his death in 2004, to keep his name and spirit alive and to perpetuate the tradition of mentorship. More information and nomination forms can be found here.


DM@X Conference, WGC Rate

January 12, 2016

The WGC is one of the sponsors of research behind an upcoming report reviewing digital media. The report looks at revenues, employment, and future trends in digital, including TV, film, video, music, games, and publishing. The report will be released at a conference called “Digital Media at the Crossroads” (“DM@X”) on Jan. 30. WGC members are invited to attend at a reduced rate.


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Intern Goes to The Stanley Dynamic

January 8, 2016

A big thanks to showrunner Ken Cuperus for bringing Dave Bath, one of the latest internship winners from the WGC/Bell Media Diverse Screenwriter program, onto The Stanley Dynamic. Ken has been a great partner in facilitating this opportunity.


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CRTC's Certified Independent Production Funds Review

January 8, 2016

In December the WGC submitted written comments to the CRTC as part of its review of the “Certified Independent Production Funds.” (CIPFs are eligible to receive a portion of the 5% of revenues that cable and satellite companies must direct towards Canadian programming.) You can read the WGC's submission here, in the policy section of the WGC website.




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FEBRUARY 5, 2016
  • Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat

FEBRUARY 5, 2016

Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat

The Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat is for "established and practicing writers and artists who are able to work independently," and is open to writers from around the world.

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FEBRUARY 26, 2016

WGC 25th Anniversary Celebration, Vancouver

In 2016 the WGC celebrates 25 years of working on behalf of Canadian screenwriters. The first of a number of celebrations takes place in Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 26, and is by invitation only. Contact c.rutherford@wgc.ca for more information.

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