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 on Parliamentary Feature Film Review

The WGC has submitted written comments to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as part of the committee’s review of the Canadian feature film industry. The WGC highlighted several issues relevant to screenwriters in feature film -- click here to read the entire submission.

Members' Discount for TO Webfest

TO Webfest, presented by the Independent Webseries Creators of Canada, takes place May 22-24, and includes the Outstanding Screenplay Award sponsored by the WGC, which will be presented on May 23. TO Webfest offers panels and workshops, special events, awards, and free public webseries screenings. The festival is also offering WGC members a $10 discount off the two-day pass price of $60.00. To get your discount, please email Li Robbins, the guild's director of communications, at:

WGC Before Senate re: Bill C-377

The WGC appeared before the Senate committee on legal and constitutional affairs earlier in May to speak about bill C-377. The guild, along with many other organizations, considers this bill a piece of anti-union legislation.

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WGC Members Nominated for Leo Awards

The nominations have been announced for the 2015 Leo Awards, and among the nominees are many WGC members, in categories ranging from Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series to Best Screenwriting in an Animation Program or Series. Congratulations to all the writers who are nominated! To see the complete list of nominees, go to Leo Awards Nominations.

Interns Join Mr. D, 19-2

The WGC is pleased to announce that Mr. D and 19-2 have taken our latest Bell Media Diverse Screenwriter interns into their story rooms for the development season this spring. Tami Gabay is heading to Mr. D on May 4 for some slam-dunk comedy, and Aaron Bala will be ‘riding along’ on 19-2 starting May 11. These opportunities represent a major stepping stone in their careers. The WGC and BMDSP want to thank Jessie Gabe and Bruce Smith for their continued commitment to bringing new perspectives and voices to the professional Canadian screenwriting community.

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MAY 18, 2015
  • Writing With Care (Retreat)

MAY 18, 2015

Writing With Care (Retreat)

Writing With Care, Writing Retreat Hosted by WGC Member, Lisa Porter.

MAY 21, 2015
  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

MAY 21, 2015

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

MAY 22, 2015
  • TO WebFest

MAY 22, 2015

TO WebFest

TO WebFest, May 22-24 at the Bloor HotDocs Cinema in Toronto.

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