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How increased funding flexibility is creating forward momentum

From Playback magazine: expanded funding triggers are creating new paths to market for producers and creators in a slow-moving broadcast environment.

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Will new CMF guidelines be a boon for Canadian screenwriters?

WGC’s Maureen Parker talks to Playback about how the Early Stage Development program could benefit domestic showrunners and writers.

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Opinion: The value in 10-out-of-10

Following Jean-Pierre Blais’ recent comments on the CIPF points change, the Writers Guild of Canada’s Maureen Parker weighs in on why 10/10 Canadian series are worth protecting.

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Increase CPE in pick-and-pay world, WGC asks regulator

The Writers Guild of Canada called on the CRTC to strengthen rules on Canadian programming expenditures if unbundling and other regulatory changes are mandated.

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2014 Unions & Guilds Report: WGC

Part one: Writers Guild of Canada exec director Maureen Parker on risk-averse broadcasters, collective bargaining and bringing creativity to the fore.

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WGC names director of strategy and outreach

In the newly created role, Christine Rutherford (pictured) will be responsible for strengthening the WGC’s collective bargaining activities.

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Canadian producers and WGC reach new tentative IPA deal

The agreement Friday followed a final bargaining push leading up to the new three-year deal.

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Cancon champion Pierre Juneau dies

The former head of the CRTC and CBC remained highly focused and committed to Canadian programming, music and public service throughout his career.

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Minority copros ‘costing Canadian jobs’: WGC’s Parker

The Writer’s Guild exec director’s comments come upon the release of a new WGC/ACTRA study on the impact of minority and majority Canadian copros.

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Industry reacts to CRTC’s group-based license renewals

Positive reaction from the film and TV industry’s unions, guilds and associations is mixed with disappointment around Rogers’ lower CPE and the 5% PNI requirements.

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WGC tells CRTC to get ball rolling on 2010 TV policy

The 2010 TV Policy balances programming flexibility for broadcasters with a guarantee to make quality Canadian shows, especially dramas, documentaries and awards shows.

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Canada Screenwriting Awards honors scribes

Canadian screenwriters were a joyous lot Monday night at their Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards, having just snagged much-needed new work from private broadcasters through the new CRTC 2010 TV Policy.