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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.

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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.

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
Canadian Screenwriter Fall 2018 Anne with an E

Canadian Screenwriter Magazine

Anne with an E: A Canadian classic updated. 
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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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WTTV: Baroness von Sketch Show Podcast Now Available

WGC Screenwriting Awards

WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists Announced

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Baroness von Sketch Show writers announced for WTTV on Mar. 6

diversity

UPDATE: WGC Diversity Script of the Month

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WGC Weighs in on Broadcasting & Telecom Legislative Review

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Showrunner & Sondra Kelly Awards call for nominations

WGC Director of Industrial Relations Laurie Channer, and Ryerson Focus on Features researchers James Warrack and Jessica Thom

Focus on Features Plots Path for Ontario Film Biz

Sarah Dodd

Sarah Dodd Named PSP Showrunner

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Wynonna Earp Wins People's Choice Award

Traffic Light

Diversity Hiring Do's & Don'ts

Jim Burt

Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize Deadline Jan. 18, 2019

Kim's Convenience Writers Room With Julie Dabrusin

In the Writers' Rooms

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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Kidscreen Summit

Robert Cooper Q&A

PSP Screening and Q&A with Showrunner Robert C. Cooper

Prime Time in Ottawa

Prime Time in Ottawa