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.


Writers Talking TV in Vancouver: Brad Wright

The WGC is excited to announce that the next edition of Writers Talking TV takes place in Vancouver and features Travelers showrunner Brad Wright (also co-creator of  Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe). Host Sarah Dodd will talk with Brad about Travelers and about screenwriting craft in general. The event is free and open to the public as well as members, but we ask that attendees RSVP in order to reserve a seat. Full details follow.

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WGC Fan Expo Panel: Ghost Wars

The WGC presents a panel discussion at this year's Fan Expo in Vancouver, "Ghost Wars TV Series: Spotlight on the Creator and Writing Team." Ghost Wars is the latest series from Simon Barry (Continuum, Van Helsing). Simon and members of the Ghost Wars writing team will take the audience at Fan Expo inside the writers' room and behind the scenes. If you're at Fan Expo on Nov. 11, please make sure to come by.  


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CRTC Calls for Comments

The CRTC is exploring "the future of audio and video programming in Canada," and is asking for comments from the publicThe background is this: when Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly made her "Creative Canada" announcement on Sept. 28 it included the government’s intention to review the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act. In light of that review, the federal government is seeking the CRTC’s views on how the broadcasting system is evolving, and the CRTC is in turn asking Canadians what they think. 
 

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Seeking Judges for WGC Screenwriting Awards

The WGC is seeking volunteer judges for the 22nd annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. Experienced WGC members are welcome to apply by emailing awards@wgc.ca with the subject WGC Awards Judges.

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Nominations Open for WGC Screenwriting Awards

On April 30, 2018, the Writers Guild of Canada will hold the 22nd annual national awards honouring excellence in screenwriting: The WGC Screenwriting Awards. Nominations are now open. Members, login to nominate a script, and get full details here. This year's awards categories are as follows.


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