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Working for Canadian Screenwriters

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) is a professional association of more than 2,500 English-language screenwriters. WGC members are the creative force behind Canada’s successful TV shows, movies, and webseries, and their work brings the diversity of Canadian life and culture to the world’s screens.

The WGC supports Canadian screenwriters through negotiating and administering collective agreements with independent producers and broadcasters to ensure that screenwriters earn fair pay and benefits, and advocates for policies that foster Canadian programming and production. The WGC is also an essential professional hub for screenwriters, bringing them together as a community, and boosting their profile in the industry and beyond.

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Bargaining Update - January 27, 2024

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Special Awards Nominations Now Open

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Showrunners and Unions Support WGC

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WGC Congratulates Minister St-Onge on Release of Bill C-11 Policy Direction to the CRTC

Kurt, Marsha, Veronika, Amanda

Now on YouTube: Writers Talking Screen

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November Script of the Month

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WGC Releases New Report on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

R. Grenier

October Script of the Month

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Early-Stage Development Program Webinar Now On YouTube

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National Agreement Reached Between WGC and IATSE on Script Coordinators

Nadine Bhabha

September Script of the Month

Rob Michaels

July Script of the Month

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A.I. and the Role of Canadian Creators

Ben Mike Christine Michael

Now on YouTube: Writers Talking Kids' TV

Clement and Michael

Now on YouTube: Clement Virgo in Conversation with Michael McGowan

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Cut To: A WGC Podcast

Hello Again Oct 2022

In this episode, we CUT TO: the making of the CBC Gem series Hello (Again) with guests Nathalie Younglai—executive producer/showrunner/co-creator/writer—and series writers Leonard Chan and Lief Ramsaran. The host, Motion, talks to the panel about everything from tips for new writers, to taking the show from a concept to a series, to building scenes around an emotional core, and the challenges of writing about time travel.

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Canadian Screenwriter

Summer 2021 Issue

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