Nova Scotia Tax Credit and Writers
The Nova Scotia Department of Finance and Treasury Board is reviewing the province’s regulatory and tax policies, including its film and television production tax credit. The Film Industry Tax Credit (FITC) is one of Nova Scotia’s key production supports, so when the WGC heard just over a year ago, in an apparent change of practice, that writers’ fees were not being included as an eligible cost in calculating the credit, there was cause for concern.
Tentative Agreement for New IPA
The Writers Guild of Canada has reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Association Québécoise de la Production Médiatique (AQPM) on a new Independent Production Agreement (IPA) for Canadian screenwriters. Read the press release.
WTTV: X COMPANY Showrunners Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern
We're excited to announce a sneak preview (Feb. 9) of the upcoming CBC TV World War ll spy thriller, X COMPANY, from award-winning showrunners and Flashpoint creators Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis. Stephanie and Mark will be interviewed by WGC screenwriter Michael MacLennan (Bomb Girls, Queer as Folk), and following the screening audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions. Read more for full details.
Nominations Open for Sondra Kelly Award
The Sondra Kelly Award provides $5,000 to a female screenwriter in mid-career for research/development on a self-initiated project. This is the sixth year since its inception, and past recipients include Karen Walton (2009), Mina Shum (2010), Barbara Haynes (2011), Colleen Murphy (2012), and Cheryl Foggo (2013).
The call for entries for the 2015 Sondra Kelly Award is now open, with a deadline of March 16, 2015. For full details regarding eligibility and nomination form, and to learn more about Sondra Kelly, please click here.
This Week: WTTV Mohawk Girls
It's the first Writers Talking TV of 2015, and it's happening in Montreal on Jan. 27. Cynthia Knight, executive producer and showrunner of Mohawk Girls, the comedy about four twenty-something Mohawk women figuring out their lives, takes the audience behind the scenes with the lowdown on how the show is written. An episode will be screened, and audience members will have a chance to ask Ms. Knight questions in a post-screening Q&A. Click on "read more" for more details.
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