WGC at Reel Asian
WGC member Sadiya Durrani and Deanna Cadette, the WGC's policy analyst and director of the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program, will be taking part in a panel called "Diversity and Canadian Media" on Nov. 7, 2014 as part of the Reel Asian International Film Festival. The panel will address this question, among others: "With American TV networks embracing diverse stories and casting, where does the Canadian entertainment industry stand?" You can find out more at the Reel Asian website.
Factual TV Writers' Mixer
Vancouver-based factual television writers are invited to mix and mingle with writer colleagues at an event that is open to both WGC members and non-members.
When: Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Shebeen Whisky house at the Irish Heather GastroPub
210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Please RSVP to Christine Rutherford firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
The WGC was at the third World Conference of Screenwriters in Warsaw earlier this month, one of thirty guilds from around the world attending. During the conference two significant resolutions were passed, one, the "Women's Resolution," calling for industry members to set a goal of having 50% of scripts across genres and at every budget level written by women. The second resolution, the "Warsaw Resolution," has to do with "the essential role of the creator and his/her singular vision in the production of quality television." The Danish model of “one vision” was proposed by the resolution, a model that "has respect for creators at its core, as the industry standard to be adopted by broadcasters, digital subscription services, funding agencies, producers and studios." Please click on the above links, or on "read more," to view both resolutions.
Annual Holiday Party
Yes, we know, it's not even Halloween yet! But, WGC members, it's never too early to save the date for one of the best parties of the year. This year the party is on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at The Raq, the same great venue as last year. So pen it in, and expect more details about time etc. as the date approaches. (Please note, the party is open to WGC members and other invited guests only.)
The WGC's "Let's Talk TV" Response
The WGC appeared at the CRTC public hearing known as "Let's Talk TV" on Sept. 11, 2014. At that time the CRTC's vice-chairman, broadcasting, Tom Pentefountas, began by noting the change currently occurring in the broadcasting system and the risks of inaction, and asked simply, “What would you do different?” The guild expands on our answer to that question in our written submission to the CRTC. Find out more, read the WGC's final submission to the CRTC's Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2014-190-3.
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