Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America West has announced the results of its 2018 Board of Directors election.
The following eight members were elected to the WGAW’s Board of Directors for two-year terms, effective immediately: Patti Carr (inc), Ashley Gable, Betsy Thomas, Deric A. Hughes, David Slack, Jonathan Fernandez (inc), Patric M. Verrone (inc.), Travis Donnelly. *Editor’s Note: (inc) denotes incumbent.
NUMERICAL VOTING RESULTS
Board of Directors: Patti Carr (1,667), Ashley Gable (1,587), Betsy Thomas (1,487), Deric A. Hughes (1,426), David Slack (1,360), Jonathan Fernandez (1,342), Patric M. Verrone (1,161), Travis Donnelly (972), Eric Heisserer (927), Dante W. Harper (916), Spiro Skentzos (856), Deborah Amelon (751), VJ Boyd (661).
A total of 2,475 valid ballots were cast, one of the highest member voter turnouts in recent Guild history. The ballot count was supervised by Votenet Solutions.
“This vote represents the largest turnout in Guild Board election history, due in no small part to an outstanding group of candidates,” said WGAW President David A. Goodman. “I’m thrilled to welcome the new Board members, and I’m very gratified to see, more than ever, writers engaging to strengthen our union.”
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.