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.


Members: Important Meeting Oct. 6

Members are asked to come to an important Central Region membership meeting in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Topics of discussion will include the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canadian Content in a Digital World” consultation. WGC council and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.


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Canadian Content in a Digital World Consultation

The next phase of the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canadian Content in a Digital World” consultation has begun, and will continue until  Nov. 25, 2016. The WGC has reviewed the materials, and has emailed information and suggestions to members. That information is also available by logging into the WGC members' website with your user name and password. Meanwhile, anyone can learn more about the consultation on the government's "Canadian Content in a Digital World” website.


AFBS Scholarship Deadline Oct. 17

Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS) members and dependants can apply for regularly granted scholarships — one of the many benefits provided by AFBS. Scholarships can help members upgrade skills and enhance their careers. Currently, AFBS is accepting scholarship applications for the fall deadline, Oct. 17. Find out more about the scholarship program on the AFBS website

The PM, The Hip, and the Broadcasting Act

WGC President Jill Golick's commentary, "The PM, The Hip, and the Broadcasting Act," was published on the website CARTT on Sept. 12, and explores how the act informs what Canadian TV should be. It begins like this:

"Over the summer, our shirt-challenged prime minister and national rock band reminded us that we stand unique in the world. As a country, we caught a glimpse of ourselves in the mirror. Turns out we’re not just sexy: Canadians are passionate about being Canadian. And yes, the Broadcasting Act is part of that."

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WTTV: Emily Andras, Wynonna Earp

The first Writers Talking TV of the autumn is coming up on Sept. 29, and we're pleased to announce it features showrunner Emily Andras talking about her show, Wynonna Earp, with fellow screenwriter, host Nicole Demerse. The event includes an in-depth discussion about screenwriting, an episode screening, and an audience Q&A.


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More Current News

Canadian Screenwriter summer 2016 (celebrating the WGC's 25th anniversary) is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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