Writers Guild East Incumbents Sweep in Latest Election

Members of the Writers Guild of America East have re-elected all nine incumbents on the ballot to two-year terms.

President Michael Winship, secretary-treasurer Bob Schneider and VP Jeremy Pikser were running unopposed. This marks Winship’s fifth consecutive term.

Four incumbents for the six open freelance seats on the council were re-elected — Henry Bean, Bonnie Datt, Susan Kim and Courtney Simon — along with newcomers Andrea Ciannavei and Bill Scheft.

Incumbents Sue Brown and Phil Pilato won re-election for staff seats along with newcomer David Keller.

Voting began among the 4,000 WGA East members on Aug. 26.

The New York-based WGA East jointly negotiates the master contract covering feature film and TV work with the WGA West. The current pact expires on May 1, 2017.

The WGA West will announce its election results on Monday.

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