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5th March 2014

Writer’s Guild Of Canada Announces Screenwriting Awards Finalists

Writer's Guild of CanadaThe Writers Guild of Canada has announced the finalists for the 18th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. The WGC Screenwriting Awards will celebrate the excellence of Canada’s best screenwriters with a gala event on April 28, 2014, at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. This year, more than 190 scripts were nominated for awards in seven categories, with 30 chosen as finalists. In total, 50 screenwriters are up for awards. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner award and the Alex Barris Mentorship Award, will also be handed out at the gala event.

Among this year’s finalists are the screenwriters behind TV favourites such as Orphan Black and Continuum. Screenwriters for Less Than Kind were recognized with multiple nominations, as were the writers of Orphan Black, Finding Stuff Out, and Almost Naked Animals. Elan Mastai is on the finalist list again with The F Word, and Anne Wheeler (The Horses of McBride) and Megan Martin (The Right Kind of Wrong) round out the Movies and Miniseries category.

The WGC is very pleased to welcome writer, actor and comedian Seán Cullen back to host the awards. The show will also be written by Seán Cullen in collaboration with award-winning writer Luciano Casimiri.

2014 WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalist List

Animation

  • Almost Naked Animals, Season 3 “The Rotation Situation” – Written by Hollis Ludlow-Carroll
  • Almost Naked Animals, Season 3 “Sun Scream” – Written by Steve Westren
  • Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Season 2 “King Badou vs. the Pirates” – Written byMichael Stokes
  • Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Season 2 “There’s a Sap for That” – Written by Louise Moon
  • Johnny Test, Season 6 “Stop in the Name of Johnny” – Written by Ethan Banville

Children & Youth

  • Finding Stuff Out, Season 2 “Babies and Families” – Written by Lisa Hunter
  • Finding Stuff Out, Season 2 “Plants” – Written by Edward Kay
  • Mr. Young, Season 3 “Mr. Love Letter” – Written by Cole Bastedo
  • Time Tremors, “Pilot” – Written by – Elizabeth Dancoes & Dennis Foon
  • R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Season 3 “Séance” Story by Melody Fox & Tim Shell, Teleplay by Melody Fox

Documentary

  • Arctic Defenders Written by John Walker
  • NCR: Not Criminally Responsible Written by John Kastner
  • Sector Sarajevo Written by Barry Stevens

Movies & Miniseries

  • The F Word Written by Elan Mastai
  • The Horses of McBride Written by Anne Wheeler
  • The Right Kind of Wrong Written by Megan Martin

Shorts & Webseries

  • Backpackers “Futuro Musica Meccanica” Written by Adam M. Reid & Max B. Reid
  • I Saw You Written by Mina Shum
  • Motive: The Dark Corner Written by Travis McDonald
  • Role Play Written by Alex Epstein & Lisa Hunter
  • Ruby Skye P.I.: The Haunted Library “The Final Clue” Written by Jill Golick & Julie Strassman

TV Comedy

  • Less Than Kind, Season 4 “Best Men” Written by Garry Campbell
  • Less Than Kind, Season 4 “Female Trouble” Written by Jenn Engels
  • Less Than Kind, Season 4 “I’m Only Nineteen” Written by Marvin Kaye & Chris Sheasgreen
  • This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season XXI “Episode 7” Written by Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Mike Allison, Bob Kerr, Susan Kent, Jon Blair, Sonya Bell, Matt Kippen, Tim Polley, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Karen O’Keefe Contributing Writers: Mark McKinney, Dean Jenkinson, Ron Sparks

TV Drama

  • Continuum, Season 2 “Second Time” Written by Simon Barry
  • Orphan Black, Season 1 “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner” Written by Tony Elliott
  • Orphan Black, Season 1 “Unconscious Selection” Written by Alex Levine
  • Orphan Black, Season 1 “Variations Under Domestication” Written by Will Pascoe
  • Played “Cars” Written by Matt MacLennan & Daniel Godwin
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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    2:47 am on March 5th, 2014

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  2. MOR (@MORdirections)
    4:09 am on March 5th, 2014

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