Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America West has announced the final list of candidates for the 2018 WGAW Board of Directors election.
There are 13 candidates nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGAW’s Board of Directors as follows: Deric A. Hughes, David Slack, Patti Carr (inc.), Ashley Gable, Spiro Skentzos, Jonathan Fernandez (inc.), VJ Boyd, Travis Donnelly, Dante W. Harper, Eric Heisserer, Deborah Amelon, Betsy Thomas and Patric M. Verrone (inc.).
Courtney Ellinger withdrew her candidacy on July 15, and Akilah Green withdrew her candidacy on July 19.
Editors’ 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 forum, where Guild members may meet and pose questions to the candidates, on Wednesday, August 29, 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 distribute additional campaign materials at their own expense. The voting period concludes on Tuesday, September 18, at 12:00 p.m. (PT). Members may vote online or by mail. In accordance with labor law, proxy voting is not permitted.
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.