From a media release:
Canada’s top screenwriters honoured at the 2010 WGC Screenwriting Awards
The Writers Guild of Canada celebrated the winning words of Canadian screenwriters tonight at the 14th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. 148 scripts were nominated in the Awards’ 11 categories, and 43 finalist scripts vied for the winners’ circle.
Screenwriters Robert C. Cooper (Stargate Universe), Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), Garry Campbell (Less Than Kind) and Kate Barris (Max and Ruby) were just of few of those recognized for outstanding scripts. A complete list of winners follows.
Screenwriter Heather Conkie (Road to Avonlea, Dark Oracle, Heartland) was presented with the 4th Annual WGC Showrunner Award to honour her exceptional leadership and creative vision.
Screenwriter and showrunner Peter Mitchell (Traders, Cold Squad, The Guard) was presented with the Alex Barris Mentorship Award for his uncanny ability to identify talent and give people the opportunity to justify his faith in them.
Screenwriter, showrunner and WGC President, Rebecca Schechter was given the WGC Writers Block Award for her exceptional service to screenwriters over her terms as President and with the WGC Council.
The awards were hosted by Debra DiGiovanni, and written by Steven and Daniel Shehori in collaboration with Debra.
Dishing out the awards were special guest presenters including Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries), Kristin Booth (Crackie, Young People F*cking), Inga Cadranel (The Bridge, Rent-a-Goalie), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint), and screenwriters Mark Farrell (Corner Gas, Dan for Mayor), Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph, One Week), Jennifer Pertsch (6Teen, Total Drama Island), Christin Simms (Captain Flamingo, Dino Dan), Shelley Eriksen (ReGenesis) and Leila Basen & David Preston (Heartland).
14th Annual WGC Screenwriting Awards Winners
Total Drama Action â€œThe Sand Witch Projectâ€
Written by Shelley Scarrow
CHILDREN & PRESCHOOL
Max and Ruby â€œMax Says Goodbyeâ€
Written by Kate Barris
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet â€“ 40 Years of One Night Stands
Narration Written by Robert Lower
EPISODIC Â½ hour
Less Than Kind â€œThe Datersâ€
Written by Garry Campbell
EPISODIC 1 hour
Stargate Universe â€œTimeâ€
Written by Robert C. Cooper
Written by Jacob Tierney
MOW & MINISERIES
Written by John Krizanc
Afghanada â€œEpisode 61â€
Written by Barbara Samuels
Being Erica â€œWebisodesâ€
Written by Jessie Gabe
This Hour Has 22 Minutes XVII â€œEpisode 6â€
Head Writer: Ed Macdonald / Written by Mark Critch, Gavin Crawford, Kyle Tingley, Albert Howell, Dean Jenkinson, Joanne O’Sullivan, Tara Doyle, Erik van Wyck, Mike Allison, Joey Case
How to be Indie â€œHow to be a Mehtaâ€
Written by Anita Kapila
The WGC Showrunner Award â€“ Heather Conkie
The WGC Writers Block Award â€“ Rebecca Schechter
The Alex Barris Mentorship Award â€“ Peter Mitchell