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Canadian Screenwriter magazine is written for, and by, television and film writers. It covers industry news and policy decisions that impact screenwriters. 

Cover photo: Mauricio Calero


Summer 2021 (Vol. 23 No. 1)

  • joekay

    Doctors within borders

    How creator Joseph Kay and the Transplant writing team are breaking new ground with the Canadian medical drama and ratings hit.

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  • beans

    Through the eyes of a child

    Co-writers Tracey Deer and Meredith Vuchnich discuss scripting Deer’s personal experiences of the Oka Crisis into the award-winning film Beans.

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  • animation

    Suspended animation?

    For writers and indie producers, toon commissions from Canadian broadcasters are at a standstill.

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  • awards

    WGC Screenwriting Awards 2021

    The winners of the 2021 WGC Screenwriting Awards in their own words.

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  • alex

    From the President

    Canadian TV is still under threat. So, what else is new?, asks the WGC's new president, Alex Levine.

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  • penny

    Penny Gummerson on scene

    The award-winning screenwriter delves into her influences and how to write a great scene.

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  • trishwilliams

    CBC focuses on year-round development

    The pubcaster’s executive director of scripted, Trish Williams, outlines her new team structure and their priorities for drama and comedy.

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  • carlynklebuc

    Who and how to pitch at Bell Media now

    Carlyn Klebuc now oversees the English-language original programming team at Bell Media.

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WGC member news

Each issue of Canadian Screenwriter features the latest news on WGC members. We've got lots of updates on screenwriting for docs, TV drama, comedy, and the new novels, plays and adaptations in the works. There's also news on option agreements, greenlights and awards won. Phew. They have been busy. 
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