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

The awards, hosted by Ryan Belleville and written by Bob Kerr, were handed out Monday night in Toronto.

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In the writers’ room with WGC awards’ TV drama nominees

Michael MacLennan, Simon Barry, Leila Basen, Heather Conkie and Esta Spalding talk writers’ room must-haves, how they write drama, and potential TV crossover episodes.

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WGC screenwriting awards nominees unveiled

The writers behind Bomb Girls, Less Than Kind, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Still (pictured) and Picture Day are nominated for the Writers Guild of Canada’s awards on Apr. 22.

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Photo gallery: WGC Holiday Reception

Members of the WGC spread holiday cheer on Dec. 12 at Toronto’s Revival bar in Toronto.

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WGC, CMPA and APFTQ ratify new writers pact

The deal gives writers an immediate 2% minimum script fee increase, followed by another 2% in January 2013 and 1% in January 2014.

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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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Industry organizations tell CRTC their views on BCE/Astral deal

The WGC, DGC, ACTRA and Documentary Organization of Canada expressed concern about voice diversity and Bell’s proposed TV benefits package.

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Photo gallery: Writers Guild of Canada Awards – Apr. 23, 2012

Host Ryan Belleville kept the crowd lively with jibes and jabs as Canadian scribes honoured their peers at an event in downtown Toronto.

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IATSE calls for refundable tax credit in Saskatchewan

“We are prepared to look at other measures to support the industry, but we remain committed to ending the tax grant program,” premier Brad Wall told the U.S. union in two-way correspondence.

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Writers Guild of Canada unveils new council

Jill Golick will continue to serve as the organization’s president, supported by Andrew Wreggit as VP and Mark Ellis as treasurer for the next two-year term.

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Industry unions cry foul over CBC drama cuts

The guilds insist the CBC cutting back on its radio and TV output has dire implications for Canadian screenwriters and performers that depend on the pubcaster for their livelihoods.

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WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists Announced

Among the 34 finalists are the writers behind Flashpoint, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (pictured) and Murdoch Mysteries.