Los Angeles – The Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) has unanimously voted to extend the contract of Executive Director David Young for an additional five years. Young has been in the position since 2006.

“David is a proven leader and an invaluable strategic thinker,” said WGAW President Chris Keyser. “He has helped guide us through challenging times of both technological change and economic turbulence in our industry. He has the full support of the Board of Directors and we feel very fortunate that he will lead us through the next two cycles of contract talks with the AMPTP.”

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