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.

WGC Screenwriting Awards Presenters

The WGC is pleased to announce the presenters for the 21st annual WGC Screenwriting Awards (held on April 24 at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall in Toronto). 
Joining host Laurie Elliott on stage: Pure creative consultant Andrew Wreggitt with actor Alex Paxton-Beesley, Bellevue co-showrunner Jane Maggs with actor Shawn Doyle, and Second Jen showrunner Jeff Biederman with Second Jen co-creators and actors Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan. 

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WGC Screenwriting Awards Tickets

Tickets for the WGC Screenwriting Awards (April 24) are now on sale, through RCM Tickets. The awards take place Monday April 24, 2017 at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto, and are hosted by Laurie Elliott and written by Terry McGurrin and Laurie Elliott. Ticket Info: 416-408-0208 (Members $60 | Non-Members $110.)

The Denis McGrath Memorial Fund

The Writers Guild of Canada is proud to set up the Denis McGrath Memorial Fund dedicated to Canadian screenwriters. Denis McGrath was a tireless champion of Canadian screenwriters, and this fund is one of the many ways his legacy will live on. For more details, and to make a contribution, please click here

Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize Finalists Announced

The Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize was created in 2002 to continue the work of the late Jim Burt in recognizing and nurturing screenwriting talent. In a 20-year career at the CBC, Jim’s championing of Canadian screenwriters and their stories resulted in the production of some 75 longform dramas, including The Boys of St. Vincent, Little Criminals, and Million Dollar Babies. The WGC is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize:

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WGC's New Director of Strategy and Research

Natalia Escobar Bohorquez has joined the guild as the Director of Strategy and Research. Natalia is a 2016 MBA Graduate from the Rotman School of Management. As a corporate lawyer in Colombia Natalia worked in problem resolution, crisis management, negotiations, and strategic planning. She sits on the board of Impact Consulting Group in Toronto. We welcome Natalia to the WGC.

More Current News

Canadian Screenwriter spring 2017 is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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