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Wednesday June 11, 2008

WGAE Announces Candidates for 2008 Council Election

NEW YORK CITY – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the nominees for its Council (order determined by lot*) today. The term is for two years from 2008 – 2010.

There are 10 open Council seats (six Freelance seats and four Staff seats) for this election. The 14 candidates for the six open Freelance seats are: Jerry Coopersmith, Madeline Amgott, Mark St. Germain, Julian Sheppard, Jeremy Pikser, Bobby Spillane, David Steven Cohen, Rob Kutner, Kirk Simon, Walter Bernstein, Tom Kelly, John Auerbach, Henry Bean, and Gina Gionfriddo.

The 12 candidates for the four open Staff seats are: Leon Colvin, Art Daley, Matt Nelko, Tanya Mills, Cath Twohill, Dave Mock, Andy Meppen, Tom Phillips, Jason Levine, Liz Turrell, Jay Pedinoff, and Marianne Pryor.

Writers Guild of America, East members may vote by mail or in person at the Annual Membership meeting on September 18, 2008.


Editor's Notes:

  • *The order of listing candidates is determined by Current members, with one member drawing candidates' names by lot, a second member transcribing the order, and a third acting as witness.

  • The WGAE does not endorse or recommend any candidates for Guild office




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