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David Young has earned a five-year contact extension as executive director of Writers Guild West from its Board of Directors, the guild announced on Friday. Young has been in that position since 2006, overseeing the guild during the 100-day strike that paralyzed the industry at the end of 2007 and early 2008. He also helped to negotiate the deal that ended the strike.  "David is a proven leader and an invaluable strategic thinker," Wgaw President Chris Keyser said in a statement. "He has helped guide us through challenging times of both technological change »


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