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 Writers' Directory, Phase Two

The second phase of the new member directory is underway, providing WGC members with some great new features. Members, make sure to take advantage of the directory by creating or updating your profile.

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Special Awards Deadlines Coming Up

There are three special awards at this year's WGC Screenwriting Awards currently accepting nominations, and the deadlines are coming up fast. Don't miss out! Please keep reading to get all the details.

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WGC's 25th Anniversary Kicks Off in Vancouver

The WGC turns 25 in 2016, and the 25th anniversary celebrations kick off with an event in Vancouver on Feb. 26. It's an invitation-only affair, and members won’t want to miss the party. And not just the party, there'll also be a lively panel discussion about screenwriting and about the colourful history of the guild. Please read more for full details.

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Thanks to New WGC Mentors

The mentorship phase for the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program kicks off next week and we're happy to announce the following WGC members are acting as mentors: Ramona Barckert, Semi Chellas, Andrew De Angelis, Ben Joseph, Janet MacLean, Matt MacLennan, Jackie May, and Rebecca Schechter. Thanks to all of you — we know the experience you share with your mentees will be invaluable.

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Pay Annual Dues Online

You can easily pay your 2016 annual basic dues online by logging in at and clicking on the "Pay 2016 Basic Dues" link. (You'll see the link on the right side of the member home page.) The guild will be sending all members an invoice in the mail for this year's basic dues soon. Of course, please disregard that invoice if you have already paid. And thank you for paying your dues!

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FEBRUARY 5, 2016
  • Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat

FEBRUARY 5, 2016

Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat

The Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat is for "established and practicing writers and artists who are able to work independently," and is open to writers from around the world.

FEBRUARY 26, 2016
  • WGC 25th Anniversary Celebration, Vancouver

FEBRUARY 26, 2016

WGC 25th Anniversary Celebration, Vancouver

In 2016 the WGC celebrates 25 years of working on behalf of Canadian screenwriters. The first of a number of celebrations takes place in Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 26, and is by invitation only. Contact for more information.

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