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Matthew Weiner Up for WGAW Board Seat

Matthew Weiner of Mad Men and Sopranos fame is among a new slate of candidates for board of directors of the Writers Guild of America, West.

The guild is very active on Washington issues including network neutrality, set-top boxes, and mergers.

Also among the 14 candidates nominated for board seats are Patric Verrone*, Ligiah Villalobos, David Slack, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Ali LeRoi, Courtney Ellinger, Marjorie David*, Glen Mazzara, Dan Wilcox, Zoanne Clack, Jonathan Fernandez, Chip Johannessen* and Richard Keith (an asterisk indicates an incumbent board member).

Eligible guild members can also be nominated by petition (the deadline for petitions is July 22).

Voting concludes Sept. 19.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.