LB: WGAW Announces Final Candidates for 2012 Board of Directors Election

by Larry Brody

Direct from my eMail to your eyes:


The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has announced the final slate of candidates for the 2012 Board of Directors election.

There are 15 candidates nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGAW’s Board of Directors, as follows: Meg LeFauve, Marjorie David, David Shore (inc.), Terrence Coli, John Aboud, Eric Small, Jordan Mechner, Barbara Turner, Michael Oates Palmer, Scott Alexander, Alexander Cary, David A. Goodman (inc.), Katherine Fugate (inc.), Kathy Kiernan (inc.), Chip Johannessen. (Previously announced Board candidates Patrick Sean Smith and Zoanne Clack withdrew their candidacies.)

(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” town hall forum, where Guild members may meet BOD candidates and get answers to their questions, on Wednesday, September 5, at WGAW headquarters in Los Angeles.

Guild members will receive candidate, non-candidate, and rebuttal statements, if any, with their ballots prior to the election. Candidates may also mail additional campaign materials at their own expense. Members may vote by mail or in person at the WGAW’s annual membership meeting on Thursday, September 20. Ballots will be counted on Friday, September 21

Yeah, it’s not as well-written as it could be (“There are 15 candidates nominated to run”?), but it’s important. Without the WGA, who would keep the streets of Showbiz safe for the likes of you and me? SAG? The DGA?

If you’re a member, don’t forget to VOTE. If you aren’t a member, stop reading this and get back to your script. Write something wonderful, so you’ll be able to take part in this election process too.

This has been a WSA…Writers Service Announcement.

Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.