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Media Release: Announcing Finalists, WGC Screenwriting Awards

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Every powerful show, movie or webseries comes from an equally powerful script — the work of talented screenwriters.

WireService.ca Media Release (02/27/2018) Toronto, ON - The WGC Screenwriting Awards celebrate Canadian screenwriters and the scripts they write in a gala evening hosted this year by Gavin Crawford, writer, comedian, and host of CBC Radio's Because News. Gavin's long-time accomplice, screenwriter Kyle Tingley, is this year's awards show writer.

In contention: scripts from shows, films, and webseries including Alias Grace (Sarah Polley), Cardinal (Aubrey Nealon), Mary Kills People (Tara Armstrong), Kim's Convenience (Matt Kippen, Anita Kapila), Letterkenny (Jared Keeso & Jacob Tierney), Allure (Carlos & Jason Sanchez), The Hundred-Year-Old-Whale (Mark Leiren-Young), Spiral (Karen McClellan), The Bagel and Becky Show (Evan Thaler Hickey) and many others. Please see below for the complete list of categories and finalists.

Save the date: The 22nd annual WGC Screenwriting Awards are on April 30, 2018, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning's Koerner Hall in Toronto. Ticket info coming soon to wgc.ca.

Congratulations to the 2018 WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists

CHILDREN'S

The Bagel and Becky Show, Season 1 "The 12 Quadrillion Days of Christmas"

Written by Evan Thaler Hickey

Mysticons, Season 1 "Heart of Gold"

Written by Elize Morgan

Mysticons, Season 1 "Sisters in Arms"

Written by Sean Jara

DOCUMENTARY

The Hundred-Year-Old Whale

Written by Mark Leiren-Young

The Road Forward

Written by Marie Clements

The Taming of the Queue

Written by Josh Freed

FEATURE FILM

Allure

Written by Carlos & Jason Sanchez

Entanglement

Written by Jason Filiatrault

Indian Horse

Written by Dennis Foon

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Written by Susan Coyne

MOW AND MINISERIES

Alias Grace "Part 5"

Written by Sarah Polley

Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew

Written by Susan Coyne

Bruno & Boots: This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!

Written by Adam Barken & Mike McPhaden

Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War

Written by Mike McPhaden

BEST SCRIPT FROM SEASON ONE

Anne, Season 1 "I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me"

Written by Moira Walley-Beckett

Bellevue, Season 1 "You Don't Understand Me At All"

Written by Jane Maggs

Ghost Wars, Season 1 "Whatever Happened to Maggie Rennie"

Written by Rachel Langer

SHORTS AND WEBSERIES

The Drop In

Written by Naledi Jackson

Hotel Transylvania: "Who's the Boss?"

Written by Mike D'Ascenzo

Spiral, Episode 101 "The Girl in the Dream"

Written by Karen McClellan

TV COMEDY

Kim's Convenience, Season 2 "Business Award"

Written by Matt Kippen

Kim's Convenience, Season 2 "Resting Place"

Written by Anita Kapila

Letterkenny, Season 2 "Relationships"

Written by Jared Keeso & Jacob Tierney

Still Standing, Season 3 "Fort McMurray"

Written by Jonny Harris, Fraser Young, Graham Chittenden and Steve Dylan

TV DRAMA

Cardinal, Season 1 "John Cardinal"

Written by Aubrey Nealon

Mary Kills People, Season 1 "Bloody Mary"

Written by Tara Armstrong

Pure, Season 1 "Ordination"

Written by Michael Amo

X Company, Season 3 "Promises"

Written by Nicolas Billon

TWEENS & TEENS

Degrassi: Next Class, Season 4 "#FactsOnly"

Written by Courtney Jane Walker

Degrassi: Next Class, Season 4 "#RollUpToTheClubLike"

Written by Matt Huether

Raising Expectations, Season 1 "Food Fight at the Algonquin"

Written by Barbara Haynes

The Stanley Dynamic, Season 2 "The Stanley Cheer"

Written by Matt Kippen


Contact:
Li Robbins
Director of Communications
Writers Guild of Canada
366 Adelaide St. W., Ste. 401 Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R9
1-800-567-9974 or 416-979-7907 ext 5234
email: l.robbins@wgc.ca
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