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Writers Guild of Canada: Advocacy, Community, and Benefits for Canada's Screenwriters

Screenwriters can qualify to join the WGC with one writing contract in our jurisdiction (English production in Canada), signed in the past two years with a producer who is signatory to one of our agreements.  We also offer incentives for writers who would not normally qualify.

WGC Screenwriting Awards

The WGC celebrates our members' creative achievements at the annual WGC Screenwriting Awards.

Canadian Screenwriters Collection Society

The Canadian Screenwriters Collection Society (CSCS) was established by the WGC to claim, collect, administer and distribute foreign authors’ levies to film and television writers.

Media
Podcast
Baroness Von Sketch WTTV

Baroness Von Sketch

March 6, 2019, Baroness Von Sketch Show showrunner Jennifer Whalen and series’ writers Jen Goodhue and Monica Heisey are interviewed by fellow WGC member and Spun Out co-creator Jeff Biederman.

Magazine
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Canadian Screenwriter Magazine

Spring 2019 Issue
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WGC Diversity

Diversity Initiatives

Connecting writers from diverse backgrounds with the Canadian television industry — and industry professionals with rising talent.

News and events
News
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Opinion: Shaw's sell-off of Corus shares expected, disappointing

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Denis McGrath Bursary Award Open for Donations

paperwork

What you need to know to apply to the CMF Early Stage Development Program

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WGC Screenwriting Awards 2019 Winners Announced

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The WGA Implements its New Agency Code of Conduct

support

50,000 Film and TV Writers Stand with the Writers Guild of America

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CMF Opens New Writer-Focused Funding Program

submission

WGC Weighs in on Broadcasting & Telecom Legislative Review

Events
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BANFF World Media Festival

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Toronto Screenwriting Conference

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Writers Talking TV: Baroness von Sketch Show

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Intellectual Property Registration Important Changes

IMPORTANT UPDATE - WGC NOT ACCEPTING NEW OR RENEWAL IP REGISTRATIONS AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2018

The WGC has decided not to continue to accept new intellectual property registrations or renewals of existing registrations effective Oct. 1, 2018. Costs required to build a new registration application for the new WGC website have proved prohibitive. New digital registrations or renewals will no longer be accepted. (The acceptance of new or renewals of paper registrations was discontinued in June, 2014.)

The service will continue for any registrations that are active and have not expired. We will continue to store these registrations securely, answer questions and provide information regarding these registrations. As well, registrants who provide the appropriate documentation may continue to withdraw these registrations. Access to the online registration system will not be available to registrants.

The WGC reserves the right in its sole discretion to make changes to, modify, delete or add to its business practices for its intellectual property registration service at any time by posting this information on its website, which constitutes notice to you. Your continued use of the registration after any such amendment constitutes your acceptance of these business practices.