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 our televisions, movie screens, radios and digital platforms.


Writers Talking TV with Bruce McCulloch

Writers Talking TV features Kids in the Hall’s Bruce McCulloch with his comedy series Young Drunk Punk on Sept. 24. Bruce is the series’ creator, showrunner, and one of its stars. Bruce will share his thoughts on creating TV comedy and will take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public, but make sure to RSVP to k.kruta@wgc.ca as seating is limited. (Please continue reading for full details.)


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WGC at Fan Expo

For the 5th straight year, WGC members rub shoulders with cosplayers (and other überfans) to spotlight screenwriters at the 21st annual Fan Expo in Toronto. The WGC presents two panels, as follows.

Dance-Driven Drama: Writing The Next Step features writer-producers Chloe van Keeken and Rachael Schaefer, cast member Jordan Clark (Giselle), and moderator Jason Leaver: Saturday, Sept. 5 at 5:15 p.m. (room 703).


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CMF Consultations Begin

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) launches their cross-country consultation on Sept. 9 in Toronto. This round of meetings is of particular importance to the industry in light of the CRTC's Let's Talk TV proceeding last year. As the CMF says, "stakeholders will have an opportunity to consider how significant shifts in content consumption habits, rapidly evolving market conditions and regulatory changes as a result of the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV proceeding will impact the CMF’s funding programs." You can find out when and where the meetings are here.


Coming Soon to a Festival Near You

It’s that time of year — the big film festivals have begun announcing their schedules. Numerous WGC members have written films that will be showing at festivals, as the following list of writers with films at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Atlantic Film Festival shows.


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CRTC Policy Interventions Update

The CRTC's Let’s Talk TV proceeding wound up this spring with the release of a number of policy decisions that will change the television landscape. Among them, the Commission eliminated the genre exclusivity policy and announced that a number of broadcast licence categories would be consolidated and streamlined. This summer, several broadcasters filed applications to implement some of those changes, and the WGC intervened in a number of those applications. You can view these and all of the WGC’s CRTC interventions here.


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SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
  • Fan Expo: WGC Panels

SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

Fan Expo: WGC Panels

Fan Expo panels presented by the WGC include Dance-Driven Drama: Writing The Next Step and Writing Kids TV: A Bold New World of Opportunities, on Sept. 5 and 6.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
  • Toronto International Film Festival

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

Toronto International Film Festival

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
  • Atlantic Film Festival
  • So You Want to be a Showrunner?

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Atlantic Film Festival

Atlantic Film Festival atlanticfilm.com


So You Want to be a Showrunner?

TIFF Industry Conference: So You Want to be a Showrunner? 3.p.m., Glenn Gould Studio, CBC

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Writers Talking TV

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival viff.org


Writers Talking TV

Writers Talking TV, at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Details pending.

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