WGC Diversity Initiatives
The first initiative championed by the diversity committee of the Writers Guild of Canada is the WGC Diversity Script of the Month. This ongoing program gives WGC members with diverse backgrounds the chance to have their scripts read by industry leaders with real decision-making power. The WGC defines diverse writers as belonging to any of the following groups: Indigenous peoples, people of colour, LGBTQ2S, and people with disabilities.
The first call for applications closed on March 19, 2018, the second closed on November 16, 2018. and a third round was completed on September 16, 2019. Eligible applicants were encouraged to submit an original script. Members of the WGC diversity committee read the scripts and selected a shortlist. Each month, one of the selected scripts is sent to a group of industry leaders.
We are not taking applications at this time, but if you have any questions about the program please contact WGC Director of Strategy and Research Natalia Escobar Bohorquez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are a WGC member and fit the WGC definition of diverse writers, please download the program guidelines to find out more about your eligibility.
You Can see the full Script of the Month list of selected participants so far here.