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Margaret Collier

Margaret Thomson Collier, 88, on April 11. Collier earned her education in Scotland before immigrating to Canada. A champion of Canadian screenwriting, she started serving as the National Executive Director of the Toronto Writers Branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) in 1977. She went on to be named the first Executive Director of the Writers Guild of Guild of Canada (WGC). Among her achievements was helping secure and implement the Independent Production Agreement (IPA) securing guaranteed rates for Guild member film and television writers. In recognition of her efforts, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has awarded the Margaret Collier Award since 1986 to a Canadian writer for their outstanding body of work in film or television. 

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