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.


Come to Writers Talking TV: The Next Step

Writers Talking TV focuses on writing TV for a young generation, with Frank van Keeken, creator of the popular show, The Next Step. The evening begins with a screening of an episode, followed by an interview by WTTV host Nicole Demerse, and an audience Q&A.

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox
When: June 30, 7:30 p.m.
Free, and open to the public.
Please RSVP to Elaine Jacob e.jacob@wgc.ca to reserve your seat.


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"Sprint for Your Script" Contest Opens

Quebec writers are invited to submit their scripts to the 2015 edition of "Sprint for Your Script." This year the theme of the competition is fantasy. Horror, zombie, science fiction, magical realism etc. entries are all welcome. "Sprint for Your Script" is a good opportunity for professional development, involving mentorships and workshops for finalists.


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CSARN seeks mentors

The Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network seeks senior artists willing to share their experience and skills, as well as mentees needing some insight into how to advance their careers. CSARN is launching the fourth round of its  mentorship program in Ontario, and is looking for both mentors and mentees. While the service is free, mentors (60+) are paid, and mentees are reimbursed for expenses. Full details are available on the CSARN website. The deadline for applications is coming up fast, on July 1.


WGC Screenwriters Win at Leo Awards

Congratulations to all the WGC members whose work was honoured at the Leo Awards in Vancouver over the weekend. And a special congratulatory note to those members who won screenwriting-specific awards, as follows. To view the complete list of winners, go to the Leo Awards website.


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Kudos to BMDSP Mentors

WGC members continue to step forward to mentor emerging writers through the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriter program. Writers are matched based on the genre of the mentee’s original concept, and the mentees will work with their mentors to develop that concept, along with a portfolio of related materials. One participant from each session will be selected for a Bell Media writers’ room internship, an exciting goal for both mentors and mentees. Please continue reading to see our mentor-mentee teams.


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