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Friday September 19, 2014

Writers Guild of America, East Announces 2014 Council Election Results

NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER 19, 2014) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the results of its 2014 Council election.

This year, there were 10 open seats: seven Freelance seats and three Staff seats. Freelance members work in screen, television and digital media, and Staff members work in television and radio news shops under the Guild’s jurisdiction.

The results were:

  • Elected as Freelance members on the Council: John Auerbach (i), Walter Bernstein (i), Kyle Bradstreet, Terry George (i), Chris Kyle, Jenny Lumet (i), Beau Willimon
  • Elected as Staff members on the Council: Gail Lee, Kathy McGee, Cath Twohill

All terms begin immediately and run through September 2016. There were no elections for WGAE Officers this year.

“(i)” denotes incumbent

The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) is a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media and broadcast news. The Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members; conducts programs, seminars and events on issues of interest to writers; and presents writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit

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