Working for Canadian Screenwriters: The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,100 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.


Degrassi Writers Talk Fan Power at Fan Expo

The Degrassi writer room was out in full force at Fan Expo Canada Thursday night, in a panel presented by the WGC. The writers, led by showrunner Sarah Glinski, talked about the impact fans live-tweeting the show can have on the writers' room, and on assessing the success of plot lines and character development. The writers also revealed the depth of their own love for their work and for the show itself -- all of them were Degrassi fans before they became writers on the show. Stay tuned to the WGC website for a videocast of the entire presentation.


WGC Writers At Fan Expo

We have three terrific panels lined up for this year's Fan Expo (held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Aug. 28-31) featuring many talented WGC members. From a close-up look at the long-running show Degrassi, to a panel about how to monetize a web series, to some of Canada's leading showrunners sharing their views about building relationships with fans, this year's event promises to be exciting. Please continue reading for full details:


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New "Let's Talk TV" Online Forum

The WGC is scheduled to present at the CRTC "Let's Talk TV" hearing on Sept. 11. This week the commission announced it's giving Canadians a "last chance" to have their say on the future of television in Canada, through an online discussion forum open until Sept. 19, the final day of the public hearing. The CRTC has also published a document that outlines some of the issues to be considered during the public hearing. You can view the "working document for discussion” on the CRTC's website, and  as well, make sure to add your comments at Help Shape the Future of TV in Canada.


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Save the Date: WGC Screenwriting Awards, 2015

It's never too early to think about the WGC Screenwriting Awards! So save the date: Monday, April 27, 2015. The awards will be held at the same venue as last year, the swank Koerner Hall in Toronto. Keep an eye on the website for awards entry information. And while you're at it, have a look at some photos from the 2014 awards, as well as the list of winners.


CRTC Renews Rogers Group of Channels

The WGC is pleased to announce that the CRTC agreed with the WGC on virtually all points raised in the guild's  intervention regarding Rogers Media Inc.'s recent licence renewal. On July 31, 2014, the CRTC renewed the licences of the various broadcasters owned and controlled by Rogers, including City, OMNI, The Biography Channel, Outdoor Life Network (OLN), and the Sportsnet-branded channels. The services were renewed for a two-year term so as to coincide with the group-based licensing proceeding for all of the large, private, English-language broadcast groups that will occur in 2016. Please continue reading for all of the details.


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AUGUST 21, 2014
  • Montreal World Film Festival

AUGUST 21, 2014

Montreal World Film Festival

Montreal World Film Festival

AUGUST 29, 2014
  • WGC Fan Expo Panel: Monetizing the Web Series

AUGUST 29, 2014

WGC Fan Expo Panel: Monetizing the Web Series

Monetizing the Web Series, at Fan Expo in Toronto
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 - 3:45 pm
Room 715

Panelists:
Jill Golick (Ruby Skye P.I.)
Stephanie Kaliner (Sexy Nerd Girl)
JP Larocque (Gay Nerds)
Rob Mills (Ruffus the Dog)

AUGUST 30, 2014
  • WGC panel at Fan Expo: The Writers' Room and Fan Power

AUGUST 30, 2014

WGC panel at Fan Expo: The Writers' Room and Fan Power

The Writers' Room and Fan Power, at Fan Expo in Toronto
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:15 pm
Room 716

Panelists:
Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue)
Daegan Fryklind (Bitten)
Graeme Manson (Orphan Black)

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