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Tuesday September 14, 2021

2021 WGAE Council Election Results

NEW YORK, NY (September 14, 2021) – The Writers Guild of America, East today announced the results of its 2021 Council election.

This year, there were nine open Council seats, six (6) Freelance and three (3) Staff, as well as the offices of President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. Freelance members work in screen and television, and Staff members work in television, radio and digital news shops under the Guild’s jurisdiction.

The following members were elected to serve as Officers:

  • President – Michael Winship (1,299 votes)
  • Vice President – Lisa Takeuchi Cullen (1,313)
  • Secretary-Treasurer – Christopher Kyle (1,303)

Elected as Freelance members on the Council:

  • Josh Gondelman (i) (1,130)
  • Sasha Stewart (1,080)
  • Liz Hynes (1,070)
  • Lauren Ashley Smith (1,030)
  • Benjamin Rosenblum (1,024)
  • Tracey Scott Wilson (963)
  • David Simon (i) (v) (917)
  • Tian Jun Gu (v) (905)

Elected as Staff members on the Council:

  • Kim Kelly (i) (1,056)
  • Sara David (1,038)
  • Hamilton Nolan (i) (1,036)

*(i) denotes incumbent.
**(v) denotes one-year term to fill Council Freelance seats vacated by Michael Winship and Lisa Takeuchi Cullen.

Votes were cast by 30.09% of eligible voters (6,746). The ballot count was supervised by Votenet Solutions.


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