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2020 WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists Announced

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The WGC Screenwriting Awards are now in their 24th year of celebrating and acknowledging the best of the best in Canadian screenwriting and the all-important talent behind the creation of the most engaging and powerful Canadian-made series, films, documentaries and webseries.

The WGC Screenwriting Awards will recognize and celebrate Canadian screenwriters and their scripts at a gala ceremony on April 27, 2020 at Toronto's Koerner Hall (ticket info is coming soon to wgc.ca). Gavin Crawford, writer, comedian, and host of CBC Radio’s Because News, returns as this year’s host along with his long-time collaborator, screenwriter Kyle Tingley, as awards show writer. 

Congratulations to the awards finalists below and thanks again to our SPONSORS!  @WGCtweet #WGCAwards

2020 WGC SCREENWRITING AWARDS FINALISTS

CHILDREN’S
Corn & Peg, “To Taste or Not to Taste” | Written by Jennifer Daley
Cupcake & Dino: General Services, “Big City: The Documentary” | Written by Jeff Sager
Ghostwriter, “Ghost in Wonderland, Part 1” | Written by Andrew Orenstein
Hotel Transylvania: The Series, “Better Know Your Mavis” | Written by Mark Steinberg
The Most Magnificent Thing | Story by Ashley Spires and John van Bruggen
     Teleplay by John van Bruggen
Odd Squad, “Who Is Agent Otis?” | Written by Tim McKeon

COMEDY SERIES
Corner Gas Animated, “Tag You’re I.T.” | Written by Diana Frances
JANN, “The Big House” | Story by Jann Arden & Jennica Harper, Teleplay by Jennica Harper
JANN, “Weeknd at Charley’s” | Written by Mike McPhaden
Schitt’s Creek, “Love Letters” | Written by David West Read
Schitt’s Creek, “Meet the Parents” | Written by Daniel Levy

DOCUMENTARY
Assholes: A Theory | Written by John Walker & Robert Sandler
Conviction | Written by Nance Ackerman & Ariella Pahlke & Teresa MacInnes
Pugly: A Pug’s Life | Written by Michael McNamara

DRAMA SERIES
Coroner, “All’s Well” | Written by Noelle Carbone
Coroner, “Confetti Heart” | Written by Seneca Aaron
Killjoys, “Three Killjoys and a Lady” | Written by Vivian Lin & Derek Robertson
Murdoch Mysteries, “Sins of the Father” | Written by Simon McNabb
Travelers, “Archive” | Written by Ken Kabatoff

FEATURE FILM
American Hangman | Written by Wilson Coneybeare
Goalie | Written by Adriana Maggs & Jane Maggs
Justice Dot Net | Written by Thom Richardson
Riot Girls | Written by Katherine Collins
Sweetness in the Belly | Written by Laura Phillips

MOW & MINISERIES
Christmas Jars | Written by Andrea Stevens
Thicker Than Water | Written by David Elver & Andrea Stevens

PRESCHOOL
Abby Hatcher, “When Abby Met Bozzly” | Written by Rob Hoegee
Dino Dana, “Dino Flyer” | Written by J.J. Johnson
Dino Dana, “Dino Prints” | Written by J.J. Johnson & Christin Simms & Amish Patel
The Remarkable Mr. King, “Mr. King’s Quiet Time” | Written by Andrew Sabiston
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, “I Am Johann Sebastian Bach” | Written by Jennifer Daley

SHORTS & WEBSERIES
The AfterLifetime of Colm Feore | Written by Hannah Cheesman
Detention Adventure, “The Catalyst” | Written by Joe Kicak & Carmen Albano
One Last Last Heist | Written by Darrin Rose
Save Me, “Birdie’s End” | Written by Fabrizio Filippo

TWEENS & TEENS
Bajillionaires, “Corporate Retreat” | Written by Jesse Shamata
Creeped Out, “The Takedown” | Written by Emma Campbell
Holly Hobbie, “The Dauntless Daughter” | Written by Cole Bastedo
Holly Hobbie, “The Salty Songstress” | Written by Sarah Glinski
Holly Hobbie, “A Whole New Holly” | Written by Courtney Jane Walker
 

 

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