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 all screens.


WTTV: Little Dog Showrunner Sherry White

The WGC is pleased to present Little Dog showrunner Sherry White (also the screenwriter of acclaimed film, Maudie,) at Writers Talking TV on Nov. 29, interviewed by fellow writer Lienne Sawatsky. 

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WGC Appearance re: Copyright and Authorship

The WGC appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for its study, “Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries,” as part of the federal government’s review of the Copyright Act. 

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World Conference of Screenwriters' Declaration

The WGC was at the fourth World Conference of Screenwriters (WCOS) in Berlin earlier in October, and we'd like to share the declaration created at the conference. It's a salute to the mission of the WCOS to bring writers from around the world together to share experiences and develop approaches to building power and freedom for writers — wherever they may live and work. Read the declaration here

Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize: Call for Entries

The Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize, presented biennially at the WGC Screenwriting Awards, was created to continue the work of the late Jim Burt in recognizing and nurturing new longform talent. The WGC is now accepting unproduced, longform, feature-length original script entries; deadline Friday Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. EST. You'll find the eligibility requirements and the entry form here.

 


WGC Screenwriting Awards Now Accepting Nominations

The WGC Screenwriting Awards honouring excellence in screenwriting take place on April 29, 2019 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Members, awards nominations open on Monday, Oct. 15 and run until Sunday, Dec. 2 at 11:59 p.m. Please login to get full nomination details.

More Current News

Canadian Screenwriter summer 2018 is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • Writers Talking TV

NOVEMBER 29, 2018

Writers Talking TV

Writers Talking TV, presented by the Writers Guild of Canada, is a writer-to-writer interview held at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

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