WGA Names Film & TV Contract Negotiating Team

The WGA East and West have named the members of the team that will negotiate the unions’ next film and TV contract, and it’s top-heavy with leaders from the much-larger WGA West.

WGAW executive director David Young will serve as chief negotiator, and former WGAW president Chris Keyser and current board members Chip Johannessen and Billy Ray will serve as co-chairs.

The announcement comes as the DGA is preparing to sit to begin its negotiations for a new film and TV contract on Monday. No dates has been set for talks, but the WGA’s current contract expires on May 1, and its negotiations are expected to begin sometime early next year after the DGA wraps up its talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

The past two WGA contract negotiations — in 2010 and 2013 — ended without a strike. The guild last struck the industry for three months in 2007-08.

Ex-officio members of the WGA’s negotiating team include WGA West President Howard Rodman, VP David A. Goodman and Secretary-Treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn, and WGA East President Michael Winship, VP Jeremy Pikser and Secretary-Treasurer Bob Schneider.

Here are the other members of the guilds’ negotiating committee:

Alfredo Barrios, Jr.
Andrea Berloff
Adam Brooks
Zoanne Clack
Marjorie David
Kate Erickson
Jonathan Fernandez
Travon Free
Howard Michael Gould
Susannah Grant
Erich Hoeber
Richard Keith
Warren Leight
Alison McDonald
Luvh Rakhe
Shawn Ryan
Stephen Schiff
David Shore
Meredith Stiehm
Patric M. Verrone
Eric Wallace
Beau Willimon
Nicole Yorkin

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