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.

Page to Pitch Deadline Extended

A note to members: the CMF has extended the deadline to apply to the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch program to June 30. The Page to Pitch program funds script development and activities related to acquiring pre-sale financing. English-language projects must be animation or animation-related.

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New IPA: Print, Searchable Editions

The 2015-2017 Independent Production Agreement, which has been in effect since March 16, 2015, is now online in a fully hyperlinked, searchable HTML document, which you will find here. Bound copies of the agreement will be available from the WGC as of Monday, June 1. In an effort to reduce waste and postage costs, IPAs will not be mailed automatically to all existing members, but will be sent out to any member who requests one. Members, please direct your requests for a print version of the IPA to Cecelia Paris at

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Canadian Screenwriter Summer Issue Available

The new edition of Canadian Screenwriter magazine is available now, at select bookstores, the WGC offices, and by subscription. This issue features X Company showrunners Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis, as well as features about writing for youth and the state of Canadian TV comedy. You'll find more information and samples from the magazine here.

WGC on Parliamentary Feature Film Review

The WGC has submitted written comments to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as part of the committee’s review of the Canadian feature film industry. The WGC highlighted several issues relevant to screenwriters in feature film -- click here to read the entire submission.

Members' Discount for TO Webfest

TO Webfest, presented by the Independent Webseries Creators of Canada, takes place May 22-24, and includes the Outstanding Screenplay Award sponsored by the WGC, which will be presented on May 23. TO Webfest offers panels and workshops, special events, awards, and free public webseries screenings. The festival is also offering WGC members a $10 discount off the two-day pass price of $60.00. To get your discount, please email Li Robbins, the guild's director of communications, at:

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