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WGC names Dennis Heaton new president

The Vancouver-based showrunner replaces outgoing president Jill Golick, whose term expired last week.

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Industry orgs adopt Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Born out of the November roundtable meetings, the Code sets out to ensure safety and respect are the norm in work and work-related environments.

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Screenwriters, producers extend IPA

At a time of industry uncertainty, the CMPA, AQPM and WGC have agreed to an 18-month extension.

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Unions, Guilds officially appeal CRTC licence renewal decision

A joint petition from the CMPA, DGC and ACTRA and a separate WGC appeal ask Minister Joly to reject the May decision.

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Unions, guilds react to CRTC licensing decision

The CMPA, DGC and other associations have come out in opposition to the decision to set PNI at 5% of revenues.

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Who won big at the WGC Awards?

X Company, Letterkenny and Maudie scribes nabbed some hardware at the annual Writers Guild of Canada gala. Check out who else picked up a trophy.

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What to keep in mind when choosing the next CRTC chair

Industry groups are calling for gender balance, greater visible minority presence and a stronger background in media production for upcoming appointments.

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In Brief: Shaw Rocket joins Emerald Code

The Writers Guild of Canada has launched the Denis McGrath Memorial Fund, plus more news.

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Maudie, Two Lovers and a Bear, ARQ up for WGC awards

On the TV side, the scribes behind Degrassi, Letterkenny, Kim’s Convenience and Odd Squad were among those nominated for Writers Guild awards.

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Unions, guilds urge Cancon spending be maintained: CRTC hearings

If broadcasters’ CPE and PNI proposals are accepted, spending on Canadian programming would be reduced by hundreds of millions, say the guilds.

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CRTC’s CIPF points change sparks controversy

The CRTC’s recent decision to reduce the number of points required for Canadian certification of indie-fund projects has both supporters and detractors.

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WGC names Neal McDougall new director of policy

McDougall (pictured) comes to the organization from the Canada Media Fund, where he was a policy analyst.