(May 4, 2012)
Each year the Guild conducts an election for eight of the 16 seats on the Board of Directors. The election cycle starts in the spring, when the Board appoints a nominating committee that will select candidates for the September election. The committee selects at least two candidates for each of the eight Board seats. It will seek potential candidates from the various work areas within the Guild’s jurisdiction: features, episodic and long-form television (including broadcast, made-for-pay and made-for-basic cable), new media, comedy-variety, daytime serials, animation, interactive, reality, news and documentaries.
The Guild encourages members to participate in the nomination process. You are invited to suggest names of prospective Board candidates, including your own. The nominating committees will consider all potential nominees suggested by members. Eligible candidates must be Current members in good standing for the 12 months immediately preceding the September 2012 election (Constitution, Article V.A., §5.a.). Successful candidates will be elected for two-year terms. In order to be considered for candidacy by the nominating committee, members’ names must be received by Jennifer Burt at the Guild, 7000 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048, by Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Names may also be faxed to (323) 782-4801, or emailed to Jennifer Burt. The nominating committees will make their selections by June 21, 2012.
In addition to selection by the nominating committee, eligible members may also run for a Board seat by petition (Constitution, Article V.A., §4.). Petitions for Board candidates must be signed by 25 or more Current members in good standing. The signed petitions must be received by Ms. Burt on or before Monday, July 23, 2012. Each candidate’s name must appear on each page of a petition containing members’ signatures. Fax and electronic signatures are also acceptable.
If you have questions about the Guild’s election process, please contact Jennifer Burt at (323) 782-4569. You can have a significant impact on the governing body of your Guild, and we welcome your active participation.