Los Angeles – Writers Guild of America West has announced the final list of candidates for the 2019 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election.
The Officer candidates are as follows: President: William Schmidt, David A. Goodman (inc.), Phyllis Nagy; Vice President: Carl Gottlieb, Marjorie David (inc.), Craig Mazin; Secretary-Treasurer: Nick Jones, Jr., Evette Vargas, Michele Mulroney.
There are 21 candidates running for eight open seats on the WGAW’s Board of Directors as follows: Meredith Stiehm (inc.), Ed Herro, Zoe Marshall, Mike Mariano, Liz Alper, Rasheed Newson, Luvh Rakhe (inc.), Nicole Yorkin (inc.), Angelina Burnett (inc.), Nicholas Kazan, Ashley Edward Miller, Sarah Treem, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Ayelet Waldman, Courtney A. Kemp, Jason Fuchs, Robb Chavis, Dante W. Harper, Rob Forman, Chris Roessner, Marc Guggenheim.
Andrew Bobrow withdrew his candidacy on July 21. Alvaro Rodriguez withdrew his candidacy on July 23.
Editor’s Note: WGAW internal rules require candidates to be announced in an order determined by lot; (inc.) denotes an incumbent candidate.
The WGAW will host its annual Candidates Night forum, where Guild members may meet and pose questions to the candidates, on Wednesday, August 28, at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.
Guild members will receive candidate, non-candidate, and rebuttal statements, if any, with their ballots prior to the election. Candidates may distribute additional campaign materials at their own expense. The voting period concludes on Monday, September 16, at 12:00 p.m. (PT). Members may vote online or by mail. In accordance with labor law, proxy voting is not permitted.
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.