NEW YORK CITY – The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) announced the nominees for its Council (order determined by lot*) today. The term is for two years: 2010 – 2012. There are 10 open Council seats (six Freelance seats and four Staff seats) for this election. The 21 candidates for the six open Freelance seats are: Andrew Bergman, Robert Levi, Israel Horovitz, David Steven Cohen, Tom Jennings, Leslie Nipkow, Jeremy Pikser, John Auerbach, Susane Lee, Elizabeth Page, Walter Bernstein, Terry George, Richard Vetere, Bernardo Ruiz, Jerome Coopersmith, Gina Gionfriddo, Bobby Spillane, Fred Graver, Richard Wesley, Julian Sheppard, and Jenny Lumet.
The 11 candidates for the four open Staff seats are: Andy Meppen, David Keller, Cath Twohill, Ted Schreiber, Angela Perdos, Kathy McGee, Armando Norat, Brian Morgan, Marta Gibbons, Julia Yoler, and Art Daley.
WGAE members may vote by mail or in person at the annual membership meeting on September 16, 2010.