Reminder: Nominations Open for WGC Awards
A reminder to WGC members that it's time to nominate scripts for the 19th annual national WGC Screenwriting Awards. The awards take place on April 27, 2015; the awards categories are as follows. You can get the full details on the members' website at current awards 2015. So log on and nominate a script today!
• Animation (non primetime)
• Children & Youth (live action, non primetime)
• Movies and Miniseries
• Shorts and Web Series
• TV Comedy (includes primetime animation)
• TV Drama
Tassie Cameron, Margaret Collier Award Recipient
Tassie Cameron, Gemini Award-winning screenwriter, has been named as the recipient of this year's Margaret Collier Award, to be presented during the 2015 Canadian Screen Week (Feb. 23-March 1, 2015). The Margaret Collier Award is given to a writer for "a body of work in Canadian film and/or television, or for significant contribution to the international profile of Canadian film and/or television."
Tassie has written a wide range of television, and is currently co-creator, showrunner and executive producer of the hit series, Rookie Blue. Its sixth season begins airing on Global and ABC in the summer of 2015. Congratulations, Tassie, on recognition that is well-deserved!
WGC at Reel Asian
WGC member Sadiya Durrani and Deanna Cadette, the WGC's policy analyst and director of the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program, will be taking part in a panel called "Diversity and Canadian Media" on Nov. 7, 2014 as part of the Reel Asian International Film Festival. The panel will address this question, among others: "With American TV networks embracing diverse stories and casting, where does the Canadian entertainment industry stand?" You can find out more at the Reel Asian website.
Factual TV Writers' Mixer
Vancouver-based factual television writers are invited to mix and mingle with writer colleagues at an event that is open to both WGC members and non-members.
When: Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Shebeen Whisky house at the Irish Heather GastroPub
210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Please RSVP to Christine Rutherford firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
The WGC was at the third World Conference of Screenwriters in Warsaw earlier this month, one of thirty guilds from around the world attending. During the conference two significant resolutions were passed, one, the "Women's Resolution," calling for industry members to set a goal of having 50% of scripts across genres and at every budget level written by women. The second resolution, the "Warsaw Resolution," has to do with "the essential role of the creator and his/her singular vision in the production of quality television." The Danish model of “one vision” was proposed by the resolution, a model that "has respect for creators at its core, as the industry standard to be adopted by broadcasters, digital subscription services, funding agencies, producers and studios." Please click on the above links, or on "read more," to view both resolutions.
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