WGC Screenwriting Awards recognize The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker, showrunner Anthony Q. Farrell

The winners of the 26th annual Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Screenwriting Awards were recognized at a virtual ceremony Monday, April 25.

Among those claiming wins were CBC comedy Sort Of, which was named Best Comedy Series, and Super Channel’s The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker, which won in the Teens & Tweens category. Both series had led nominations heading into this year’s awards.

Additionally, The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker showrunner, producer and writer Anthony Q. Farrell was honoured with the Showrunner Award. The Parker Andersons is a family sitcom about a blended, interracial family, while Amelia Parker carries those interconnected storylines and characters forward from the point-of-view of a teen with selective mutism. Shot in Toronto, the series is produced by marblemedia and also airs on BYU TV in the U.S.

Find the full list of winners here:

CHILDREN’S
Odd Squad Mobile Unit, “H2 Oh No”, Written by Lakna Edilima

COMEDY SERIES
Sort Of, “Sort of Gone”, Written by Bilal Baig & Fab Filippo

DRAMA SERIES
Pretty Hard Cases, “Bananas”, Written by Tassie Cameron & Sherry White

FEATURE FILM
All My Puny Sorrows, Written by Michael McGowan

MOW & MINISERIES
As Gouda As It Gets, Written by James Phillips

PRESCHOOL
Elinor Wonders Why, “Olive’s Tree”, Written by Michael Foulke

SHORTS & WEBSERIES
My Pride: The Series “Fire”, Written by Maddi Patton

TWEENS & TEENS
The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker, “Joy”, Written by Amanda Joy

SONDRA KELLY AWARD
Carolyn Saunders

ALEX BARRIS MENTORSHIP AWARD
Matt Huether

DENIS MCGRATH AWARD FOR SERVICE TO THE WGC 
Michael Amo

SHOWRUNNER AWARD
Anthony Q. Farrell

 


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Connie Thiessen
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Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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