The Los Angeles-based Writers Guild of America, West has selected its 2012 board of directors, the labor union announced Friday.
The eight elected officials -- Chip Johannessen, Katherine Fugate, Michael Oates Palmer, John Aboud, Scott Alexander, David A. Goodman, Marjorie David, Kathy Kiernan -- will serve a two-year term, effective immediately.
More than 1,200 Guild members voted.
In other Guild news: By popular vote in New York on Thursday, the Writers Guild of America, East selected seven new freelance council members -- John Auerbach, Walter Bernstein, Terry George, Gina Gionfriddo, Jenny Lumet, Lara Shapiro, Richard Veter -- and three staffers --- Art Daley, Patrick Mason and Ted Schreiber.
The union with east and west U.S. offices represents writers of motion pictures, television, radio and Internet programming, including news and documentaries.