Writers Guild of America Announces 2020 Negotiating Committee

Preparing for another battle.

Because that’s what TV and film writers do.

Last Friday’s announcement from the combined Writers Guild West and Writers Guild East:

November 8, 2019
Dear Members,

The WGAW Board and WGAE Council have appointed the members of the MBA negotiating committee for our upcoming contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). WGAW Executive Director David Young will serve as chief negotiator.

The members of the committee are:

Michele Mulroney, Co-Chair
Shawn Ryan, Co-Chair
Betsy Thomas, Co-Chair
Liz Alper
Arash Amel
John August
Amy Berg
Ashley Nicole Black
Adam Brooks
Francesca Butler
Patti Carr
Robb Chavis
Meg DeLoatch
Travis Donnelly
Kate Erickson
Dante W. Harper
Eric Heisserer
Melissa Hilfers
Elliott Kalan
Chris Keyser
Adele Lim
Peter Murrieta
Luvh Rakhe
Dailyn Rodriguez
Erica Saleh
David Slack
Lauren Ashley Smith
Amy Sohn
Meredith Stiehm
Patric M. Verrone

David A. Goodman, Ex-Officio
Marjorie David, Ex-Officio
Beau Willimon, Ex-Officio
Kathy McGee, Ex-Officio
Bob Schneider, Ex-Officio

Our current Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) expires on May 1, 2020. In anticipation of the upcoming negotiations, Guild staff has prepared research, data and potential negotiating proposals for leadership and members to consider as we begin the process of setting priorities. Next week the Guilds will send out a member survey where you can identify the MBA issues that matter the most to you. The negotiating committee will begin meeting this month.

Member meetings will commence in early 2020 to give further opportunity for writer feedback, and a pattern of demands will be put to a vote prior to the start of spring negotiations.

In Solidarity,
WGAW Board and WGAE Council