Writers Talking Feature Film: The F Word
The WGC's inaugural "Writers Talking Feature Film" event took place September 30, featuring Elan Mastai, writer of "The F Word," in conversation with Michael McGowan, writer of "Still Mine." The theatre was full, and an eager audience peppered Elan with questions after the screening. If you weren't able to attend, you will be able to hear the conversation podcast on the WGC website, as well as at iTunes -- details to come.
Job Posting: Jury Members
Tthe WGC is looking for members to fill positions as jurors, in connection with the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program. You can read a description of the jury member position here.
The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
Please note: We will also be looking for two workshop leaders and 16 mentors to work with the program starting in January, 2015. Stay tuned for details.
IAWG and World Screenwriters' Conference
The WGC meets with other writers’ organizations from around the world at the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG) meetings in Warsaw, Poland, this week. The IAWG works to further the cause of screenwriters worldwide by lobbying efforts and “collective action, mutual support and common representation internationally.” The meetings are being held in conjunction with the World Conference of Screenwriters, attended by WGC President Jill Golick, Executive Director Maureen Parker, WGC councillor Denis McGrath, and WGC member Peter Mohan, all of whom are participating in (and in some cases moderating) a range of screenwriting-related panels. For more information, have a look at the World Conference of Screenwriters website.
Watch WGC Writers in Action: Fan Expo Videos
Rob Mills (Rufus The Dog), Jill Golick (Ruby Skye P.I.), JP Larocque (Gay Nerds), and moderator Stephanie Kaliner: How to Monetize a Web Series.
The Degrassi writers' room, led by showrunner Sarah Glinski, talk about the impact fans and social media have on the popular, long-running Canadian TV show: Spotlight on Degrassi.
WGC at Ottawa International Animation Festival
Ben Joseph moderates a panel at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) on Wednesday, Sept. 17, called Keepin' It Canadian: Preserving Your Vision in Co-Productions. Ben and fellow WGC member Phil Ivanusic will represent the writers' perspective on the panel. The panel looks at how a writer can juggle some of the co-pro challenges, including how to maintain the core integrity of an idea when co-producers are involved, and how to best serve more than one broadcaster. See the OIAF website for full panel details.
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