New York – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today the 2012 nominees for its Council election (order determined by lot*). The term is for two years, from 2012-2014.

There are 10 open Council seats (seven Freelance seats and three Staff seats) in this election. The 10 candidates for the seven open Freelance seats are: Richard Vetere, Lara Shapiro, Gina Gionfriddo, Walter Bernstein, John Rinaldi, Michael Kantor, John Auerbach, Terry George, Jenny Lumet and John Marshall.

The three candidates for the three open Staff seats are: Patrick Mason, Arthur Daley and Ted Schreiber.

The WGAE annual membership meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2012.

*The order of listing candidates is determined by a drawing of candidates’ names by lot, conducted by two members with a WGAE staff member acting as witness.

The WGAE does not endorse or recommend any candidates for Guild office.

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