Fifteen candidates have been nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGA Wests board of directors, including incumbents Patti Carr, Jonathan Fernandez, Courtney Ellinger and former guild president Patric Verrone.
The other candidates chosen by the guilds nominating committee are Deric Hughes, David Slack, Akilah Green, Ashley Gable, Spiro Skentzos, VJ Boyd, Travis Donnelly, Dante W. Harper, Eric Heisserer, Deborah Amelon, and Betsy Thomas.
Eligible members also can run by petition by obtaining 15 member signatures in support of their candidacies. The deadline for submitting signed petitions is July 23. The guild will host its annual Candidates Night forum on August 29 at its headquarters in Los Angeles.
Guild members will receive candidate, non-candidate and rebuttal statements with their ballots prior to the election. The voting period ends on September 18. Members can vote online or by mail.