The Committee on the Professional Status of Writers Episodic Television is provided for in the WGA Basic Agreement. It is comprised of Episodic Television Writers (WGAW Board/WGAE Council appointed) and Company CEOs. Its mission is to discuss and study issues relating to the professional status of writers, including making appropriate recommendations of solutions to problems. By way of example, the Committee may discuss such issues as Studio/Network notes, limiting option periods, advertising, and product integration. The Committee meets approximately 3 times per year.
Chair: Shawn Ryan
Vice Chair: John Bowman
Writer Members of the Committee:
Mara Brock Akil
David A. Goodman
Staff Liaison: Lise Anderson, Assistant Executive Director