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.

WGC Screenwriting Awards Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 22nd annual WGC Screenwriting Awards, taking place Monday, April 30 at Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning in downtown Toronto. Tickets are $60 for members, and are available by calling the Weston Family Box Office at 416-408-0208 in order to receive the discounted price. Non-member tickets are $110 and are available online. Please note, box office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 12-6 p.m.

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WGC Members re: CMPA

A note to WGC members regarding the CMPA: on March 19, 2018, the CMPA sent a memo to its members saying that productions for “over the top” (OTT) services such as Netfix may be contracted under Section “F” of the writers’ Independent Production Agreement (IPA). However, broadcast content, (for example, shows on Netflix), has consistently been contracted under Section “C” of the IPA, which includes a Production Fee.  

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Congratulations, CSA Winners

Congratulations to the WGC members who won 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. At the final gala, broadcast live March 11, the best drama series went to Anne, best comedy to Kim's Convenience; best sketch comedy to Baroness von Sketch Show, and best limited series to Alias Grace. Plus, Murdoch Mysteries won the Golden Screen Award for Drama for most watched show. Congrats to all the writers! Please continue reading to view all the nominees and the winners in the writing categories of this year's awards. 

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Writers Talking TV: The Detail (Sneak Peek)

The Detail is the focus of Writers Talking TV on March 20 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Co-showrunners Adam Pettle and Ley Lukins will talk about the show and screenwriting craft with host Bruce Smith (showrunner of 19-2). It's a great opportunity for WGC members and the public alike to hear from three top Canadian screenwriters and get a sneak peek of the upcoming show, The Detail, which premieres on CTV March 25, 2018. 

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Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

On November 23, 2017, the screen-based industry released a statement committing to zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence, and established working groups to explore the development of a code of conduct, safer reporting measures and industry-wide education and training. The WGC is proud to be part of this pan-industry movement, and to have contributed to the code of conduct, a first step in achieving these goals. You can read the code of conduct here.

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

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