Working for Canadian Screenwriters: The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,200 professional English-language screenwriters in Canada. These are the creators who write the distinctly Canadian entertainment we enjoy on our televisions, movie screens, radios and digital platforms.


Tassie Cameron, Margaret Collier Award Recipient

Tassie Cameron, Gemini Award-winning screenwriter, has been named as the recipient of this year's Margaret Collier Award, to be presented during the 2015 Canadian Screen Week (Feb. 23-March 1, 2015). The Margaret Collier Award is given to a  writer for "a body of work in Canadian film and/or television, or for significant contribution to the international profile of Canadian film and/or television."

Tassie has written a wide range of television, and is currently co-creator, showrunner and executive producer of the hit series, Rookie Blue. Its sixth season begins airing on Global and ABC in the summer of 2015. Congratulations, Tassie, on recognition that is well-deserved!


WGC at Reel Asian

WGC member Sadiya Durrani and Deanna Cadette, the WGC's policy analyst and director of the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program, will be taking part in a panel called "Diversity and Canadian Media" on Nov. 7, 2014 as part of the Reel Asian International Film Festival. The panel will address this question, among others: "With American TV networks embracing diverse stories and casting, where does the Canadian entertainment industry stand?" You can find out more at the Reel Asian website.


Factual TV Writers' Mixer

Vancouver-based factual television writers are invited to mix and mingle with writer colleagues at an event that is open to both WGC members and non-members.

When: Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. 
Where: The Shebeen Whisky house at the Irish Heather GastroPub
210 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Please RSVP to Christine Rutherford c.rutherford@wgc.ca at your earliest convenience.
 


Warsaw Resolutions

The WGC was at the third World Conference of Screenwriters in Warsaw earlier this month, one of thirty guilds from around the world attending. During the conference two significant resolutions were passed, one, the "Women's Resolution," calling for industry members to set a goal of having 50% of scripts across genres and at every budget level written by women. The second resolution, the "Warsaw Resolution," has to do with "the essential role of the creator and his/her singular vision in the production of quality television." The Danish model of  “one vision” was proposed by the resolution, a model that "has respect for creators at its core, as the industry standard to be adopted by broadcasters, digital subscription services, funding agencies, producers and studios." Please click on the above links, or on "read more," to view both resolutions. 


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Annual Holiday Party

Yes, we know, it's not even Halloween yet! But, WGC members, it's never too early to save the date for one of the best parties of the year. This year the party is on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at The Raq, the same great venue as last year. So pen it in, and expect more details about time etc. as the date approaches. (Please note, the party is open to WGC members and other invited guests only.)


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OCTOBER 28, 2014
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OCTOBER 28, 2014

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