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 all screens.

WGC Supports Women in View Education Tool

The WGC supports a new free education tool called MediaPLUS+ launched by the national not-for-profit organization Women in View. The new initiative is aimed to strengthen gender and racial equality in the media industry, both on and off the screen. A number of WGC members are featured in the booklet including Marsha Greene, Laura Azzopardi, Morwyn Brebner, Tara Armstrong, Nathalie Younglai, Amy Cameron, Noelle Carbone, Tracey Deer, Christin Simms, J.J. Johnson, Samantha Wan, Carolyn Taylor, Jennifer Whalen, Aurora Browne, Meredith MacNeill, and Michelle Latimer. Our member Ellen Vanstone is the writer of MediaPLUS+. You can download the booklet here.

WGC Diversity Script of the Month

The diversity committee of the Writers Guild of Canada is pleased to announce its first initiative. The "WGC Diversity Script of the Month" is a new program that will give WGC members with diverse backgrounds the chance to have their scripts read by industry leaders with real decision-making power. Get more details and application forms here

Screenwriters and Workplace Sexual Harassment

WGC President Jill Golick, in collaboration with the Guild, invites screenwriters to anonymously submit experiences of sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. The goal is to create a book of stories so that these experiences will not be lost (because for too long such experiences have only been whispered about privately.) To find out more please click here.

Broadcasters Must Step Up

Last summer WGC members fought alongside the Guild to have a flawed CRTC decision re: private broadcasters' minimum spending on Canadian programs sent back to the Commission for reconsideration — and met with success. And during the current CRTC license reconsideration the WGC argues that broadcasters must step up, not step away, from PNI.

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Canadian Screen Awards Nominees

Congratulations to the many WGC members who are nominated for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. As well, a special congratulations to our members who wrote four of the five nominated shows in the Best Drama category: Pure, 19-2, Mary Kills People, and Anne. Please continue reading to view all the nominees in the writing categories of this year's awards. 

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More Current News

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

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