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 Awards Nominations Open

The 20th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards take place May 2, 2016, at Koerner Hall in Toronto. As always, they honour excellence in Canadian screenwriting. Nominations are now open for scripts written by WGC members in the following categories:

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Political Discussion on Industry's Future

WGC members are invited to a political discussion on the future of the screen-based industries, featuring three federal candidates: Rick Dykstra (Conservative), Stéphane Dion (Liberal), and Andrew Cash (NDP).
When: Oct. 7, 3 p.m.
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West.
UPDATE: The event is over but can be viewed on video here.

WTTV: Listen to Bruce McCulloch Podcast

The WGC's most recent Writers Talking TV (WTTV) event, featuring Bruce McCulloch being interviewed by fellow writer Matt Watts, is now available as a podcast. The writers talked about Bruce's new show, Young Drunk Punk, as well as past work, including Kids in the Hall. Listen to WTTV: Bruce McCulloch (and all of the WGC's screenwriting podcasts) here.

Hope for the CBC

The WGC has been heartened by the Liberal Party's promise to invest $150 million in new annual funding for CBC/Radio-Canada, as well as promises by both the NDP and the Greens to cancel the Conservatives’ $115 million cut to the CBC. As WGC Executive Director Maureen Parker says in a press release, “A public broadcaster is essential to the cultural wealth of a country." You can read the press release here.

Openings for Jurors and Workshop Leader

The WGC welcomes applicants for the following paid positions in the WGC/Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program. Applicants must be WGC members.

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OCTOBER 12, 2015
  • International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG) meeting

OCTOBER 12, 2015

International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG) meeting

International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG) meeting, Tel Aviv

OCTOBER 16, 2015
  • Charlottetown Film Festival

OCTOBER 16, 2015

Charlottetown Film Festival

The inaugural Charlottetown Film Festival launches Oct. 16, 2015, at City Cinema in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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