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.


WGC Writers Win Big at Canadian Screen Awards

WGC screenwriters won big last night at a packed gala for the Canadian Screen Awards, hosted by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Of particular note: the Margaret Collier Award was presented to Tassie Cameron, showrunner of Rookie Blue. The Margaret Collier Award is presented 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." Congratulations to Tassie, and to all of the winning writers!


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WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in the 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. The awards take place on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning's Koerner Hall, and are hosted this year by Ryan Belleville, and written by Jeremy Woodcock in collaboration with Ryan Belleville. View the WGC Screenwriting Awards finalists here.


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Writers Talking TV: Sunnyside

The next Writers Talking TV event features Sunnyside co-showrunner, Gary Pearson, and head writer, Jan Caruana. Fellow writer Simon Racioppa will host the evening, which includes a screening of an episode of Sunnyside, followed by a Q&A with audience members. You are invited to be one of those audience members! The event is free, and open to the public, but RSVP to Elaine Jacob, e.jacob@wgc.ca to secure a seat.

When: March 12, 7 p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West, Toronto


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IPA 2015-2017 Ratification

If you are eligible to vote in the ratification of the new Independent Production Agreement (i.e. you are a Full or Life member with Active status who had a contract under the 2006-2009, 2010-2011 or 2012-14 IPAs), you will receive an e-mail ratification package with voting information and instructions, OR a ratification package in the mail if you have no e-mail address registered with the WGC. (Packages were sent out as of Monday, February 9.) If you believe you are eligible to vote and have not yet received voting instructions by e-mail OR a package by mail, please contact Laurie Channer at the WGC at l.channer@wgc.ca or at 1-800-567-9974, extension 5221.

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WGC Screenwriting Awards Update

We’re pleased to announce that writer, actor, and comedian Ryan Belleville will host the 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards, held on April 27, 2015 at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall in Toronto. The show will be written by stand-up/sketch comedian and writer Jeremy Woodcock, in collaboration with Ryan Belleville.

Finalists for this year’s WGC Screenwriting Awards will be announced on Monday February 23. Stay tuned!

Please note that nominations are still open for two key awards:
WGC Showrunner Award: Deadline, March 10, 2015
The Sondra Kelly Award: Deadline March 6, 2015


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MARCH 1, 2015
  • Canadian Screen Week

MARCH 1, 2015

Canadian Screen Week

Canadian Screen Week academy.ca

MARCH 2, 2015
  • WGC IPA Ratification Voting Closes

MARCH 2, 2015

WGC IPA Ratification Voting Closes

WGC IPA Ratification Voting Closes, 4 p.m. EST

MARCH 3, 2015
  • Deadline - Independent Production Fund, Webseries
  • Deadline - Cogeco Fund, Development cogecofund.ca
  • Deadline - Cogeco Fund, Production cogecofund.ca

MARCH 3, 2015

Deadline - Independent Production Fund, Webseries

Deadline — Independent Production Fund, Webseries ipf.ca


Deadline - Cogeco Fund, Development cogecofund.ca

Deadline — Cogeco Fund, Development cogecofund.ca


Deadline - Cogeco Fund, Production cogecofund.ca

Deadline — Cogeco Fund, Production cogecofund.ca

MARCH 10, 2015
  • Deadline - WGC Showrunners Award Nominations

MARCH 10, 2015

Deadline - WGC Showrunners Award Nominations

Deadline for nominations - WGC Showrunners Award.

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