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Wednesday September 26, 2018

WGAE Announces 2018 Council Election Results

NEW YORK, NY (September 20, 2018) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today announced the results of its 2018 Council election.

This year, there were ten open Council seats, seven (7) Freelance and three (3) Staff.

Freelance members work in screen, television and new media, and Staff members work in television, radio and digital news shops under the Guild’s jurisdiction.

Elected as Freelance members on the Council: Michael Winship, Monica Lee Bellais, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen (i), Kaitlin Fontana, A.M. Homes (i), Christopher Kyle (i) and Kyle Bradstreet (i).

Elected as Staff members on the Council: Gail Lee (i), Kathy McGee (i) and Kelly Stout.

“(i)” denotes incumbent

The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) is a labor union representing writers in film, television, news and new media. The Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members; conducts programs, seminars and events on issues of interest to writers; and presents writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit

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