Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on August 8, 2019.
WGA members voiced strong support for the guild’s leadership at Thursday night’s membership meeting at the Sheraton Universal.
“There was a lot of support,” said a member after the meeting.
“There was huge support,” her friend added, noting that WGA West president David Goodman received a standing ovation at the end of his presentation about the guild’s ongoing standoff with Hollywood’s talent agents.
Thursday night’s meeting — the second in as many days, with another set for Saturday — was held to update members on the status of the guild’s agency campaign. Everyone there, however, also knows that there’s a WGA election going on, and the consensus of those leaving the meeting is that Goodman is the clear favorite over challengers Phyllis Nagy and William Schmidt. …