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News Release: November 13, 2013
WGA Announces Negotiating Committee

LOS ANGELES -- The Writers Guilds of America, West and East have named the members of the negotiating committee for their upcoming contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. WGAW Executive Director David Young will serve as Chief Negotiator. The current agreement expires May 1, 2014. No date has been set for the talks. The members of the committee are:

Chip Johannessen, Co-Chair
Billy Ray, Co-Chair
John Aboud
John August
Alfredo Barrios, Jr.
John Bowman
Adam Brooks
Marjorie David
Ian Deitchman
Jonathan Fernandez
Terry George
David S. Goyer
Susannah Grant
Erich Hoeber
Damon Lindelof
Jenny Lumet
Jason Ross
Shawn Ryan
Bill Scheft
Robin Schiff
Stephen Schiff
Micah Wright
Nicole Yorkin

Chris Keyser, WGAW President, ex-officio
Michael Winship, WGAE President, ex-officio
Howard A. Rodman, WGAW Vice President, ex-officio
Jeremy Pikser, WGAE Vice President, ex-officio
Carl Gottlieb, WGAW Secretary-Treasurer, ex-officio
Bob Schneider, WGAE Secretary-Treasurer, ex-officio

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit