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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
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WTTV: Diggstown

Diggstown showrunner Foyd Kane and series writers Lynn Coady and Ellen Vanstone discuss the CBC series with JP Larocque.

Magazine
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Canadian Screenwriter Magazine

Spring 2020 Issue
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WGC Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion

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

News and events
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Mentors needed for Sprint for Your Script

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WTTV: JANN now on YouTube

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WGC Applauds intro of the Broadcast Modernization Act

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WGC Awards Open for Entries

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Jim Burt Prize Now Open For Entries

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Ontario TV & Film COVID-19 Guidelines Published

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WGC to Work on Protections for Story Coordinators

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WGC Diversity Committee Black Lives Matter Statement

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New Council Named for 2020-2022

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WGC Awards Winners Announced

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WGC Toronto Office Closed

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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.