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A total of 19 candidates are vying for eight seats on the WGA West's board of directors.
To introduce the candidates to members, the Wgaw will host a "Candidates Night" town hall forum Sept. 3 at the guild's headquarters in Los Angeles.
Members will receive a ballot package that will include candidate statements, rebuttals and the ballot.
Ballots can be mailed in or cast at the Wgaw's annual membership meeting Sept. 22 and will be counted Sept. 23.
The candidates include five incumbants: Aaron Mendelsohn, Mark Gunn, David A. Goodman, John F. Bowman and Kathy Kiernan. The remaining candidates are: Howard Michael Gould, Tim Day, Timothy J. Lea, Bernard Lechowick, Aaron Solomon, Mick Betancourt, Karen Harris, Kat Smith, Howard Kuperberg, Kevin Droney, Ashley Gable, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, Katherine Fugate and Luvh Rakhe. »
- By Leslie Simmons
The WGA West announced the 19 candidates who are running for eight open seats on the WGA West's board of directors.
The non-incumbent candidates are: Howard Michael Gould, Tim Day, Timothy J. Lea, Bernard Lechowick, Aaron Solomon, Mick Betancourt, Karen Harris, Kat Smith, Howard Kuperberg, Kevin Droney, Ashley Gable, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, Katherine Fugate and Luvh Rakhe.
A candidates town hall meeting will be held Sept. 3, with ballots due Sept. 22 and counted on Sept. 23. »
Diablo Cody's "Juno" took the prize for original screenplay, and Ethan and Joel Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel "No Country for Old Men" was the winner in the adapted screenplay category as the WGA, West and the WGA, East announced their annual awards Saturday night.
Because of the strike, the WGA, West did not hold its customary awards dinner, while the WGA, East held a scaled-back reception at the Hudson Theatre in New York.
Having also picked up awards from the DGA and the PGA, the Coens' "No Country" is now the front-runner heading toward the Academy Awards on Feb. 24.
The writers also recognized Alex Gibney?'s "Taxi to the Dark Side", an investigation into interrogation techniques, as best documentary screenplay.
On the TV side, the dramatic series honors went to HBO's "The Wire", written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon and William F. Zorzi, while the comedy series kudos went to NBC's "30 Rock", written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher and Ron Weiner.
Episodic drama, "The Second Coming" episode of "The Sopranos", by Terence Winter;
Episodic comedy, "The Job" from "The Office", by Paul Lieberstein & Michael Schur;
Long form orginal: "Pandemic", by Bryce Zabel & Jackie Zabel;
Long form adaptation, "The Company: A Story of the CIA, teleplay by Ken Nolan, based on the novel by Robert Littell;
"Kill Gil Volumes 1&2," from "The Simpsons", ? by Jeff Westbrook;
Comedy/variety: "The Colbert Report", written by Bryan Adams, Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Tom Purcell and Allison Silverman
Daytime serial: "The Young & The Restless," written by Lynn Marie Latham, Scott Hamner, Jeff Gottesfeld & Cherie Bennet, Bernard Lechowick, James Stanley, Natalie Minardi Slater, Lynsey Dufour, Marina Alburger, Sara Bibel, Janice Ferri Esser, Eric Freiwald & Linda Schreiber, Joshua McCaffrey and Sandra Weintraub;
Children's episodic & specials: "Look Whose Not Talking" from "Flight 29 Down", by D. »
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