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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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What the latest CRTC decision on Bill C-11 implementation means for Canadian screenwriters

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Media coverage after strike vote


Script of the Month - May 2024

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

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WGC Releases New Report on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


National Agreement Reached Between WGC and IATSE on Script Coordinators

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A.I. and the Role of Canadian Creators

Kurt, Marsha, Veronika, Amanda

Now on YouTube: Writers Talking Screen

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Now on YouTube: Writers Talking Kids' TV

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Now on YouTube: Clement Virgo in Conversation with Michael McGowan

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.


Canadian Screenwriter

Summer 2021 Issue

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