Writers Guild of Canada

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In brief: WGC ratifies three-year IPA with CMPA

Plus: Technicolor launches L.A. studio, Letterkenny-inspired beer hits shelves in Alberta and Ontario, and more.

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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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CMPA, WGC agree to new three-year IPA

The terms of the agreement must now be ratified by the CMPA board of directors and WGC members.

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Cardinal, Schitt’s Creek scribes earn top TV prizes at WGC awards

Wynonna Earp creator Emily Andras (pictured) was honoured with showrunner of the year and the guild announced a new bursary in honour of Denis McGrath.

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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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Women sweep TV comedy, drama in 2019 WGC award noms

This is the first time both categories include all-female nominees, with Cardinal picking up two nominations for Jennica Harper and Sarah Dodd.

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Unions, guilds issue fiery submissions to Acts review

The DGC said there’s a “pressing need” for interim measures to ensure global OTTs are contributing, while WGC proposed the Broadcasting Act be redrafted to strengthen the role of Cancon.

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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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Stingray granted broadcasting licence

The CRTC has also approved the discretionary services licence application for music channel Vintage TV.

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Photo gallery: WGC Awards 2017

Take a peek at what went down at Koerner Hall on Monday night as the Writers Guild of Canada celebrated the best in the business.

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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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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.