From a media release:
The 2012 WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists Celebrating Canadaâ€™s Screenwriters
Itâ€™s time once again for Canadaâ€™s top screenwriters to come from behind the scenes and take their place in the spotlight. The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) today announced the finalists for the 16th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. Honouring excellence in screenwriting, the WGC Screenwriting Awards will celebrate the winning words of Canadaâ€™s screenwriters on April 23 in Toronto.
This year, more than 175 scripts were nominated for awards. First-round judging put forward 28 finalist scripts across the Awardsâ€™ seven categories. In all, 34 screenwriters are up for awards. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner Award, will also be handed out at the event.
Among this yearâ€™s finalists are the screenwriters behind such TV favourites as Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Dan for Mayor and more. Scripts for shows new to the Awards include Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Sanctuary, and the youth series My Babysitterâ€™s a Vampire. Bruce Smith received a nod for the CBC movie John A: Birth of a Country, and previous WGC Screenwriting Award-winner Sarah Polley returns as a finalist for Take This Waltz. A complete list of finalists follows.
The winners will be announced at the 2012 WGC Screenwriting Awards on Monday, April 23, 2012, at Maro in Liberty Village, Toronto.
Hosting the WGC Screenwriting Awards this year is award-winning comedian and co-creator of Almost Heroes, Ryan Belleville. The Awards will be written by Bob Kerr (22 Minutes) in collaboration with Mr. Belleville.
2012 WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalist List
- Franklin and Friends â€œFranklin and the Creepy Clockâ€ â€¢ Written by Karen Moonah
- Kid vs. Kat â€œHit the Roadâ€ â€¢ Written by Shane Simmons
- Scaredy Squirrel â€œNothing But the Toothâ€ â€¢ Written by Darrin Rose
- Sidekick â€œHenchman for a Dayâ€ â€¢ Written by Richard Clark
- Sidekick â€œYe Olde Sidekick Villageâ€ â€¢ Written by Dan Williams & Lienne Sawatsky
Children and Youth
- Connor Undercover â€œEscape Artistâ€ â€¢ Written by Evan Thaler Hickey
- My Babysitterâ€™s a Vampire â€œBlood Driveâ€ â€¢ Written by Ken Cuperus
- My Babysitterâ€™s a Vampire â€œFriday Night Frightsâ€ â€¢ Written by Ben Joseph
- My Babysitterâ€™s a Vampire â€œReVampedâ€ â€¢ Written by Alice Prodanou
- Myth or Science (for The Nature of Things) â€¢ Written by Dugald Maudsley
- Prosecutor â€¢ Written by Barry Stevens
- Waking the Green Tiger, A Green Movement Rises in China â€¢ Written by Gary Marcuse
Movies and Miniseries
- Afghan Luke â€¢ Screen Story by Patrick Graham & Douglas Bell â€¢ Screenplay by Patrick Graham & Douglas Bell and Mike Clattenburg & Barrie Dunn
- John A: Birth of a Country â€¢ Written by Bruce M. Smith
- Take This WaltzÂ â€¢ Written byÂ Sarah Polley
Shorts and Web Series
- Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs â€œThe Vanished Corpseâ€ â€¢ Written by Patrick Tarr
- Ruby Skye P.I.: The Spam Scam â€œChapter 12â€“Duhn Duhn Duhnâ€ â€¢ Written by Julie Strassman-Cohn & Jill Golick
- Tights and Fights: Ashes â€œIn Search of a New Barryâ€ â€¢ Written by Scott AlbertÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
- 18 to Life â€œOne Is the Loneliest Numberâ€ â€¢ Written by Derek Schreyer
- Dan For Mayor â€œEthical Dilemmaâ€ â€¢ Written by Mark Farrell
- Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays â€œBridgesâ€ â€¢ Written by Matt Watts
- Todd and the Book of Pure Evil â€œA Farewell to Curtisâ€™ Armâ€ â€¢ Written by Craig David Wallace
Â TV Drama
- FlashpointÂ â€œThe Better Manâ€ â€¢ Written by Michael MacLennan
- FlashpointÂ â€œDay Gameâ€ â€¢ Written by Aubrey Nealon
- FlashpointÂ â€œA Day in the Lifeâ€ â€¢ Written by Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern
- FlashpointÂ â€œShockwaveâ€ â€¢ Written by Larry Bambrick
- Murdoch Mysteries â€œKommandoâ€ â€¢ Written by Graham Clegg
- SanctuaryÂ â€œMetamorphosisâ€ â€¢Written by Alan McCullough