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    Working for Canadian Screenwriters

    The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) is a professional association of more than 2,300 English-language screenwriters. WGC members are the creative force behind Canada’s successful TV shows, movies, and webseries, and their work brings the diversity of Canadian life and culture to the world’s screens.

    The WGC supports Canadian screenwriters through negotiating and administering collective agreements with independent producers and broadcasters to ensure that screenwriters earn fair pay and benefits, and advocates for policies that foster Canadian programming and production. The WGC is also an essential professional hub for screenwriters, bringing them together as a community, and boosting their profile in the industry and beyond.

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    News

    UPDATE: CBC Creative Relief Fund

    Details on New CBC Creative Relief Fund

    CMF Renews Early-Stage Development Program

    COVID-19 Update: Toronto, CMF, CERB

    Work During the COVID-19 Shutdown

    Update on COVID-19 Relief Programs

    Government Rejigs COVID-19 Benefits Plan

    WGC Toronto Office Closed

    Federal Government COVID-19 Response Package

    WGC Screenwriting Awards Ceremony Cancelled

    2020 WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists Announced

    Media
    Podcast

    WTTV: Diggstown

    Diggstown showrunner Foyd Kane and series writers Lynn Coady and Ellen Vanstone discuss the CBC series with JP Larocque.

    Magazine

    Canadian Screenwriter Magazine

    Fall 2019 Issue
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