Go West for Awards
Nominations for the Rockies (Alberta) and the Leos (BC) were announced, and the work of WGC members is featured highly on both lists. Four Canadian shows made the international list for the Banff World Media Fest’s Rockie Awards – congratulations to all the members involved in those series. Congrats to team Degrassi, led by showrunners Sarah Glinski and Michael Grassi, and to team Heartland, led by showrunner Heather Conkie – both shows were nominated in the Youth category. Big congrats to Adrienne Mitchell and Canadian Screenwriter cover boy Michael MacLennan, showrunner of Bomb Girls, which was nominated in the Drama category. And rounding out the Rockie list is Seed, with a nod to showrunner Mark Farrell and Joseph Raso, nominated for an episode written by Joseph.
A little farther west there are even more members to celebrate. Arctic Air leads the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Series nods for showrunners Ian Weir and Bob Carney, and Best Screenwriting nominations for Ian Weir and Sarah Dodd. Simon Barry and the Continuum team also did well, with showrunner Simon getting a Best Series and Best Screenwriting nod. Congratulations too to Anne Wheeler, who scored a Best Screenwriting nomination for her TV Movie, Horses of McBride. Best Screenwriting nominations also went to Larry Raskin and Chris Aikenhead for their work on Ice Pilots, NWT, and to Louise Moon for her work on Babar. WGC members were also well-represented in the Best Screenwriting for Kids category, with nods to Jennica Harper, Ryan Smith and Cameron Labine for their writing on Mr. Young. Finally, in the Web Series category, Liz Scully was nominated for her series The Runner. Congratulations and good luck to all.
Win Pass to Banff World Media Festival
It pays to read the WGC website. Lisa Hunter was the first respond to our website-contest to win a free delegate pass for the Banff World Media Festival, running in Banff, Alberta, from June 9 to 12. Lisa correctly identified that Bomb Girls is nominated for a 2013 Banff Rockies Award. Congratulations Lisa.
Senator Ringuette on Bill C-377
Yesterday, Senator Pierrette Ringuette, the Liberal Senate Critic of Bill C-377 (An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations)), spoke in opposition to the bill, and her office issued a press release, headlined:
With Bill C-377 Canada joins Guatemala, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe as countries excessively policing union finances.
Read the full release by clicking Read More.
'Red Carpet' at WGC Screenwriting Awards
Several attendees took the opportunity to stop and strike a pose for screenwriting in Canada. You can view and or download your Step & Repeat shots here: http://wgcawards2013.imgur.com/
And the Winners are...
It was loud and lively in downtown Toronto on April 22 as we celebrated Canada’s screenwriters at the 17th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. More than 700 revelers from the film, TV and digital media industry came together to congratulate the finalists and cheer the winners.
And the winners are...
Sidekick “I, Sidebot”
Written by Dan Williams & Lienne Sawatsky
CHILDREN & YOUTH
How To Be Indie “How To Make a Christmas Miracle”
Written by John May & Suzanne Bolch
A Sorry State
Written by Mitch Miyagawa
MOVIES & MINISERIES
Written by Andrew Wreggitt
SHORTS & WEBSERIES
Ruby Skye P.I.: The Haunted Library “#Creepy”
Written by Julie Strassman-Cohn & Jill Golick
Less Than Kind “Jerk Chicken”
Written by Kim Coghill
The L.A. Complex “Down in L.A.”
Written by Martin Gero
WGC Showrunner Award – Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern
The Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize – Wild Medicine by Adam Garnet Jones
Writers Block Award – Anne-Marie Perrotta, Simon Racioppa & Lienne Sawatsky
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