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.


Strange Empire WTTV on Thursday

Writers Talking TV joins the Canadian International TV Festival this week, with a special edition of the event, featuring the creator of Strange Empire, Laurie Finstad Knizhnik. The audience will be treated to a screening of an episode that has not yet gone to air, and Laurie will talk with fellow writer and WGC councillor Denis McGrath about the show. The event wraps with a Q&A with the audience. Currently there are a small number of tickets available, so get your free ticket asap, at Event Brite. Some rush tickets will also be available fifteen minutes before the event, which takes place Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. (EST) at TIFF Bell Lightbox.


Bell Media Diverse Screenwriter Intern on Motive

The WGC and the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program are pleased to announce that emerging Vancouver-based writer, Tami Gabay, is joining the hit series Motive with showrunner Dennis Heaton, for a paid internship in the writers' room.


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CRTC Starts Talking TV Policies

Last week the CRTC announced its first policy stemming from the year-long proceeding, “Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians on the future of television,” in which the WGC actively participated. It was a policy prohibiting the requirement that cable and satellite subscribers provide 30 days notice to cancel their television services. (The Commission also announced the same policy for local voice services and Internet services.)


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WGC Members' Shows at CITF

The upcoming Canadian International TV Festival (CITF) puts the spotlight on a number of shows written by WGC members. The festival (Nov. 14-23 at TIFF Bell Lightbox) features the WGC's Writers Talking TV, with Strange Empire creator, Laurie Finstad Knizhnik, interviewed by fellow WGC member, writer Denis McGrath, on Nov. 20. And there are lots of other events that writers and fans of Canadian TV will be interested in. Please have a look at the following lineup, and make sure to reserve your free tickets.


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WTTV: Strange Empire, Laurie Finstad Knizhnik

The WGC's next Writers Talking TV event is coming up on Nov. 20, as part of the Canadian International TV Festival. The featured writer is the creator of Strange Empire, Laurie Finstad Knizhnik. Laurie will talk with fellow writer and WGC councillor Denis McGrath about the show, and an episode will be screened. The event wraps with a Q&A with the audience. Tickets are free, but must be reserved at Event Brite. For full details, please continue reading.


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  • Montreal International Film Festival

NOVEMBER 12, 2014

Montreal International Film Festival

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  • Canadian International TV Festival

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

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The Canadian International TV Festival showcases television content and talent from Canada and around the world, from Nov. 14-23, 2014

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