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Dennis Heaton named new president of WGC

Media | 05/07/2018 3:33 pm EDT

Showrunner Dennis Heaton is the new president of the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the organization said Monday. The two-year term is effective May 1 and will end on April 30, 2020, a press release said. A member of the guild since 2001 and serving on its council since 2012, Heaton has produced several shows and will head an upcoming Netflix Inc. program called The Order, the release noted. “His showrunning experience will hold us in good stead as we go...

Telecom, broadcasting lobbying hits July lag

Media | 08/16/2017 3:41 pm EDT

July lobbying activity was affected by the expected summer slowdown that comes with Parliament not sitting and politicians being spread out across the country in their ridings — but that didn’t mean groups weren’t active. On Monday, Heritage Minister Mélanie...

WGC asks Joly to reverse CRTC licence decision

Media | 06/27/2017 5:50 pm EDT

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) has formalized its complaint against the CRTC’s recent TV licence...

Licence decision could devastate Canadian production: WGC

Media | 05/16/2017 6:03 pm EDT

A day after the CRTC released its decision on broadcast licence renewals for large ownership groups, three organizations representing the country’s production sector said they are concerned the new...

CRTC funding changes threaten Canadian content creators, critics say

Media | 08/29/2016 9:51 pm EDT

By lowering the requirements for obtaining Canadian content funding, the CRTC is pushing Canadian content creators to the curb, according to opponents of the regulator’s move last week to rejig...