Victoria Shen

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Victoria Shen is the Executive Director at the Writers Guild of Canada. She is an accomplished labour and human-rights lawyer, and a respected advocate for change in the entertainment industry. She was formerly the Special Advisor at the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) and the Director of National Industrial Relations and Counsel at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA). Shen has contributed to a range of industry organizations on health and safety, harassment, diversity, and COVID recovery. She has served as Faculty Instructor for the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law, a board member of the Reelworld Film Institute and Reel Asian International Film Festival, and Special Advisor to Intimacy Coordinators Canada. Shen is the first person of colour to lead the WGC.

Writers Guild of Canada

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) is a professional association of more than 2,500 English-language screenwriters. WGC members are the creative force behind Canada’s successful TV shows, movies, and webseries, and their work brings the diversity of Canadian life and culture to the world’s screens.

The WGC supports Canadian screenwriters through negotiating and administering collective agreements with independent producers and broadcasters to ensure that screenwriters earn fair pay and benefits, and advocates for policies that foster Canadian programming and production. The WGC is also an essential professional hub for screenwriters, bringing them together as a community, and boosting their profile in the industry and beyond.

Industry Role

  • Unions / Guilds