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Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize Finalists Announced

March 29, 2017

The Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize was created in 2002 to continue the work of the late Jim Burt in recognizing and nurturing screenwriting talent. In a 20-year career at the CBC, Jim’s championing of Canadian screenwriters and their stories resulted in the production of some 75 longform dramas, including The Boys of St. VincentLittle Criminals, and Million Dollar Babies. The WGC is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize: 
 
Higher Education, Written by Sabrina Sherif
 
Jacaranda, Written by Ryan W. Smith
 
Valhalla, Written by Daniel Whidden



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