WGA West Candidates Night to be Held Tuesday

Voting then continues for another two weeks, until Sept. 16 at noon.

Nothing to do tonight? If you’re reading this on Tuesday, September 3, you’re in luck – if you’re a current active WGA West member. All others will have to resignedly browse their Netflix queues for entertainment, but for those of you who meet the criteria – current active WGA West members only please – it’s 2013 candidates night.

The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. You won’t go home hungry, since the agenda includes dinner: 6:00 p.m. drinks; 6:30 p.m. Board Candidates+Q&A; 7:30 p.m. dinner; 8:30 p.m. Officer Candidates+Q&A.

RSVP: CommEvents or (323) 782-4602.

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The officer candidates are as follows: President* – Christopher Keyser (inc.); Vice President – Timothy J. Lea, Howard A. Rodman (inc.); Secretary-Treasurer – Dan Wilcox, Carl Gottlieb (inc.). (*The second nominee designated by the nominating committee declined the nomination.)

There are 16 candidates nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGAW’s Board of Directors as follows: Thania St. John (inc.), Andrew Goldberg, Cynthia Riddle, Ari B. Rubin, Carleton Eastlake (inc.), Nancy Miller, Jonathan Fernandez, Henry Alonso Myers, Patric M. Verrone, Billy Ray (inc.), Alfredo Barrios, Jr. (inc.), Flint Dille, Lee Aronsohn, David Maples, Karen Harris, David S. Goyer (inc.).

WGAW internal rules require candidates to be announced in an order determined by lot; (inc.) denotes an incumbent candidate.

The voting period concludes at 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on Monday, September 16. Members may vote by mail or in person from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT) at the Guild on September 16. In accordance with labor law, proxy voting is not permitted in Guild elections of officer or Board members. Ballots will be counted on Tuesday, September 17, and election results announced pending final tally.

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