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WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists Announced

WGC Screenwriting Awards

The Writers Guild of Canada is proud to announce 2019's WGC Screenwriting Awards finalists. In their 23rd year, the awards continue to celebrate the best of the best in Canadian screenwriting — recognizing the all-important talent behind the creation of the most engaging and powerful Canadian-made TV, films, documentaries and webseries.

A gala ceremony to honour the nominees and winners will be held on April 29, 2019 at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall in Toronto. Gavin Crawford, writer, comedian, and host of CBC Radio’s Because News, is slated to return as this year’s host along with his long-time accomplice, screenwriter Kyle Tingley, as awards show writer. 

Congratulations to the awards finalists! And here they are:

 

2019 WGC SCREENWRITING AWARDS FINALISTS

 

BEST NEW SERIES SCRIPT
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, “Presidio,” written by Daegan Fryklind

Cupcake & Dino: General Services, “Growing Pains,” written by Joel Buxton

Little Dog, “Round One,” written by Joel Thomas Hynes

Little Dog, “Round Five,” written by Christopher Roberts

 

CHILDREN’S
Chop Chop Ninja, “In Charge,” written by Paul Stoica & Alexandre Riendeau

Cupcake & Dino: General Services, “Christmas is Cancelled,” written by Mike Girard

Odd Squad, Season 2, “Saving Agent Orson,” written by Mark De Angelis

Wishfart, “I Wear This Hat Ironically,” written by Josh Sager & Jerome Simpson

Wishfart, “Litterfools Ain't Cool,” written by John Hazlett & Lienne Sawatsky & Dan Williams

 

COMEDY SERIES
Letterkenny, “A Letterkenny Christmas: The Three Wise Men,” written by Sonja Bennett

Schitt's Creek, Season 4, “RIP Moira Rose,” written by Rupinder Gill

Second Jen, Season 2, “Like a Girl,” written by Amanda Joy

 

DOCUMENTARY
Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit, written by Michael McNamara

The Fruit Machine, written by Sarah Fodey

Jumbo: The Life of an Elephant Superstar, written by Christine Nielsen

 

DRAMA SERIES
Cardinal: Blackfly Season, Season 2, “Kevin,” written by Jennica Harper

Cardinal: Blackfly Season, Season 2, “Red,” written by Sarah Dodd

Killjoys, Season 4, “Baby, Face Killer,” written by Julie Puckrin

Wynonna Earp, Season 3, “When You Call My Name,” written by Caitlin D. Fryers

 

FEATURE FILM
22 Chaser, written by Jeremy Boxen

The Grizzlies, story by Graham Yost/screenplay by Graham Yost and Moira Walley-Beckett

Splinters, written by Thom Fitzgerald    

 

MOW AND MINISERIES
No One Would Tell, written by Caitlin D. Fryers

Odd Squad: World Turned Odd, written by Tim McKeon

Separated at Birth, written by James Phillips

 

SHORTS AND WEBSERIES
Chateau Laurier, story by Emily Weedon; teleplay by Kent Staines & Emily Weedon

NarcoLeap, “Unintended Consequences,” written by David Schmidt

We've Come to the End of Our Time, written by Alex Epstein & Lisa Hunter

 

TWEENS & TEENS
ReBoot: The Guardian Code, “Identity Theft,” written by Todd Ireland

Star Falls, “The Camping Trip,” written by Jennifer Daley

Star Falls, “The Picnic Auction,” written by Cole Bastedo

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