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 all screens.

Congratulations, CSA Winners

Congratulations to the WGC members who won 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. At the final gala, broadcast live March 11, the best drama series went to Anne, best comedy to Kim's Convenience; best sketch comedy to Baroness von Sketch Show, and best limited series to Alias Grace. Plus, Murdoch Mysteries won the Golden Screen Award for Drama for most watched show. Congrats to all the writers! Please continue reading to view all the nominees and the winners in the writing categories of this year's awards. 

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Writers Talking TV: The Detail (Sneak Peek)

The Detail is the focus of Writers Talking TV on March 20 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Co-showrunners Adam Pettle and Ley Lukins will talk about the show and screenwriting craft with host Bruce Smith (showrunner of 19-2). It's a great opportunity for WGC members and the public alike to hear from three top Canadian screenwriters and get a sneak peek of the upcoming show, The Detail, which premieres on CTV March 25, 2018. 

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Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

On November 23, 2017, the screen-based industry released a statement committing to zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence, and established working groups to explore the development of a code of conduct, safer reporting measures and industry-wide education and training. The WGC is proud to be part of this pan-industry movement, and to have contributed to the code of conduct, a first step in achieving these goals. You can read the code of conduct here.

Announcing WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists

The Writers Guild of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 22nd annual  WGC Screenwriting Awards. The awards celebrate Canadian screenwriters and the scripts they write in a gala evening hosted by Gavin Crawford, writer, comedian, and host of CBC Radio’s Because News. Gavin’s long-time accomplice, screenwriter Kyle Tingley, is this year’s awards show writer. This year's awards are held on April 30 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Please continue reading to see the complete list of finalists. Many thanks to our generous sponsors. And congratulations to our finalists!

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WGC Council and National Forum Election Update

Elections are now closed for Central region council positions for the May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2020 term and national writers forum delegate positions for Pacific, Central and Quebec regions for the April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020 term. All other positions were elected by acclamation after the close of the election nomination process on Monday, Feb. 19. WGC members please login for complete election details.

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Canadian Screenwriter spring 2018 is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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MARCH 20, 2018
  • Writers Talking TV

MARCH 20, 2018

Writers Talking TV

The WGC presents Writers Talking TV at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

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