David A. Goodman, executive producer of “Family Guy” and “The Orville” was elected president of Writers Guild of America, West, the union announced Monday. He takes over for Howard Rodman.
Veteran “90210” writer Marjorie David was chosen as vice president.
Both ran unopposed for leadership of the union.
In the only contested race, Aaron Mendelsohn was elected secretary-treasurer, picking up 1,322 votes compared to board member Carleton Eastlake’s 663.
The following eight members were elected to the WGAW’s Board of Directors for two-year terms, effective immediately: John August, Nicole Yorkin, Andrea Berloff (incumbent), Meredith Stiehm (incumbent), Angelina Burnett, Luvh Rakhe (incumben), Michele Mulroney, Zak Penn (incumbent).
The ninth finisher, Patti Carr, was elected for a one-year term on the Board of Directors to fill the vacancy created by Marjorie David’s election as Vice President.
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and internet programming, including news and documentaries.
Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels.