LTK, L.A. Complex scribes win at WGC screenwriting awards

WGC awards 2013

Less Than Kind screenwriter Kim Coghill and The L.A. Complex scribe Martin Gero are amongst the winners at the Writers Guild of Canada screenwriting awards Monday night.

The awards, hosted by Ryan Belleville and written by Bob Kerr, were handed out at Uniun nightclub in downtown Toronto.

Belleville began the night with what would be a continuous stream of stinging and/or hilarious jokes about Canadian TV, and made sure to thank one of the networks that has done a lot for Canadian TV this year – the Syfy network in the U.S.

In the first award of the night, Coghill won in the TV comedy category for LTK episode Jerk Chicken. Gero won for TV drama writing for The L.A. Complex episode, Down in L.A.

In shorts and webseries, Jill Golick and Julie Strassman-Cohn won for Ruby Skye P.I.: The Haunted Library episode #Creepy, while Andrew Wreggit took the award in movies and miniseries for his writing on The Phantoms.

Mitch Miyagawa was the winner in the documentary category for A Sorry State, while John May and Suzanne Bolch took prizes in the children and youth category for How To Be Indie ep How To Make a Christmas Miracle. And Dan Williams and Lienne Sawatsky took honours in animation for Sidekick episode I, Sidebot.

Elsewhere, Flashpoint showrunners Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern won a special WGC Showrunner Award for leading the CTV drama through five seasons.

Adam Garnet Jones received the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize for Wild Medicine, while Anne-Marie Perrotta, Simon Racioppa and Lienne Sawatsky received the Writers Block Award for their bargaining table efforts.

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