Working for Canadian Screenwriters: The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,100 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.


Harold Greenberg Funding Announced

Congratulations to the many WGC members whose feature film scripts are receiving support via Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund, announced this week. Twenty-two projects in all phases of script development are moving ahead through the fund's script development program, including films by the following WGC members: Michael Dowse, Johanna Schneller, Matt Watts, Barbara Samuels, Sherry White, Suzette Couture, Dennis Foon, Chaz Thorne, Adriana Maggs, Howie Wiseman and Alex Epstein. To see the complete list of projects, go to Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund supports Script Development for 22 film projects.


Digital Projects Update

WGC members are active in the digital sphere, writing webseries, interactive games etc. Writers play a huge role in the digital industry, and the WGC supports digital writers through the Independent Production Agreement (IPA). Recently we've updated the members' digital projects page of the WGC website with some new content. Please have a look, and if you are a WGC member with current, produced digital projects you'd like to suggest, please contact Li Robbins: l.robbins@wgc.ca.


Story Editor Survey

What are the issues and concerns that matter most to writers working in story rooms across Canada? How do these issues impact WGC members fees and contract negotiations? The WGC has created a story editor survey for members, intended to shed some light on these important issues. If you are a WGC member and work as a story editor, please log in to the WGC website with your user name and password to get more information and access the survery. 


WGC Members ComedyPRO Discount

ComedyPRO explores all angles of comedy, including writing comedy for TV and feature film. The event takes place in Montreal from July 24th to 26th, and WGC members who would like to attend receive a 15% discount. View the complete ComedyPRO schedule here, and to register and claim your discount, contact Li Robbins: l.robbins@wgc.ca.


WGC at Fan Expo 2014

For the fourth straight year the WGC will have a strong presence at Fan Expo in Toronto (Aug. 28-31) with a series of fan-oriented screenwriting panels. Fan Expo is huge — the third largest pop culture event in North America, drawing over 120,000 fans (according to organizers). Past WGC panels include “Send in the Clones: Writing Orphan Black,” “Writing, Making and Selling Your Web Series,” “Animation Adaptation,” and “Fan Panel: Todd and the Book of Pure Evil.”  Stay tuned to the WGC website for details on the WGC panels at Fan Expo 2014.


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JULY 24, 2014
  • ComedyPRO

JULY 24, 2014

ComedyPRO

ComedyPRO is "a unique global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world that explores all facets of comedy." WGC members attending get a 15% discount. Contact Li Robbins (l.robbins@wgc.ca) for more information.

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