Writers Guild Foundation Executive Director Appointed to California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

October 5, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown appoints Katie Buckland as one of seven Public Members of the Commission

Los Angeles, CA – The Writers Guild Foundation (WGF) is proud to announce the appointment of its Executive Director Katie Buckland to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, a non-partisan state agency that works to promote equality and justice for women and girls.

The 17-member commission consists of seven Public Members who are appointed by the Governor of California and confirmed by the state Senate. Other Public Members of the Commission include actress Geena Davis, who serves as Chair, Army Major Ofelia Alvarez-Willis, and Discovery Cube-LA Executive Director Kafi Blumenfield.

Buckland brings to the Commission a wealth of experience in women’s and children’s rights, government, politics and law. Prior to joining WGF in 2013, she headed the California Women’s Law Center, which addressed issues such as domestic violence, reproductive rights and Title IX discrimination. She’s held several positions at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where she spearheaded the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program, and the Democratic National Committee. Buckland earned her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

“The Commission’s goals and mission to promote and educate the public on important issues affecting women and girls, from economic equity to access to health care and protection from violence, are intrinsically aligned with my own core values,” says Buckland. “I am honored to accept this appointment, and I look forward to exploring how media, film and television can play a role in addressing the issues impacting women and girls today.”

 

About the Writers Guild Foundation:

The Writers Guild Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling. Along with operating the Shavelson-Webb Library and Archives, WGF also prides itself in connecting professional screenwriters with the writing community through volunteer opportunities.

 

 

For press inquiries, please contact:

Enid Portuguez, Director of Communications

Writers Guild Foundation. eportuguez@wga.org; 323-782-4694