Writers Guild of Canada

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Former ACTRA president Jack Gray passes away

The screenwriter also led the creation of the Writers Guild of Canada in 1991.

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Industry organizations partner on Ontario film study

A new research study from Ryerson University will examine how to best foster talent in the industry.

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Photo gallery: 2016 WGC Screenwriting Awards

A selection of photos from the the 2016 Writers Guild of Canada Awards, held at Koerner Hall in Toronto.

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Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek scribes win WGC awards

The Writers Guild also presented awards to writers behind A Christmas Horror Story, Some Assembly Required and others at Monday’s ceremony.

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WGC Screenwriting Awards finalists named

Among this year’s finalists are three writers who penned 19-2 (pictured) episodes and Christina Ray for her work on End of Days, Inc.

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WGC unveils 2015 awards nominees

This year’s batch of nominees include the writers behind Orphan Black, 19-2 and Out with Dad (pictured).

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CMPA, AQPM and WGC reach new collective agreement

The new agreement reached by the parties includes automatic jurisdiction over TV bibles written by WGC members.

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CMPA, WGC react to Let’s Talk

The producers association calls Thursday’s decisions regarding Canadian content “patently unfair” to indie producers while the WGC renews its call for a so-called “Netflix tax.”

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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 Neal McDougall new director of policy

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

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Canadian screenwriters, CBC agree new labour deal

The Writers Guild of Canada and the public broadcaster agreed on terms for separate new collective agreements for radio and TV English-language screenwriting.