Candidates to focus on new-media jurisdiction, compensation

Members of the Writers Guild of America East have elected 10 candidates for its council seats, including six incumbents.

The winners of the seven open freelance seats are: John Auerbach, Walter Bernstein, Gina Gianfriddo, Terry George,  Jenny Lumet, Laura Shapiro and Richard Vetere. Auerbach, Bernstein, Gionfriddo and George are incumbents.

All three candidates up for the three open staff seats were voted in: Arthur Daley, Patrick Mason and Ted Schreiber. Daley and Schreiber are incuments.

Results were announced Friday, the day after the WGA East annual membership meeting.

The WGA East has about 4,000 members.

Candidates in recent elections have focused on new-media jurisdiction and compensation, the key issue during the 100-day strike of 2007-08.

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