BREAKING NEWS: Annamarie Kostura Fired From NBC

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BREAKING NEWS: Annamarie Kostura Fired From NBC
Soap Opera Network has learned that Annamarie Kostura has been fired by NBC. As Vice President, Daytime Programs, Kostura was responsible for overseeing the creative content of NBC's hit daytime dramas "Days of our Lives" and "Passions." She was promoted to the top daytime position in December 2005.

Kostura joined NBC in 1990 as Director, Daytime Programs and Casting. In 1995, she was quickly promoted to Vice President, Daytime Programs and Casting. During this time, Kostura assisted in the launches of "Sunset Beach" and "Passions" serving as the network executive responsible for both programs.

Before coming to NBC, Kostura served as a casting director for ABC Television on the daytime drama "One Life to Live" from 1980-89. Kostura is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater. Kostura is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

With NBC down to one daytime drama, there isn't likely to be a replacement.

Stay tuned to SON for more information.

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I'm rather stunned that no one has commented on this HUGE development! :o

What does this mean?

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What does this mean?

It's not good.......

If there's no replacement (which is what I'm hearing right now), it doesn't bode well for the future of DAYS. It's like NBC saying, "We don't need that position anymore." :(

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Pretty much. Thanks for posting Toups. Days is a goner

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Not good for Days at all.

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Horrible news for Days, but not like Kostura had much say if Days was going to continue or not. Unless Jeff Zucker is gone, Days will continue its journey to cancellation in 2009.

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RIP Days. :(

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Hmm, there appears to be speculation that someone by the name of Steven O’Neill will take over Kostura's position.

Annamarie Kostura is no longer at NBC. Steven O’Neill is now there.

http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:EeEpSR...us&ie=UTF-8

Oh, apparently this has to do something with casting. Was Kostura invovled with casting for Days and Passions too, even though both shows have casting directors?

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Horrible news for Days, but not like Kostura had much say if Days was going to continue or not. Unless Jeff Zucker is gone, Days will continue its journey to cancellation in 2009.

I'm pretty sure Jeff Zucker is gone..Didn't Ben Silverman replace him this past summer..

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I'm pretty sure Jeff Zucker is gone..Didn't Ben Silverman replace him this past summer..

No, Silverman replaced Kevin Reilly at NBC. Zucker is in charge of overseeing all of NBC-Universal.

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I'm pretty sure Jeff Zucker is gone..Didn't Ben Silverman replace him this past summer..

Yeah, in July I think. Praise the lord.

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^He replaced Kevin Reilly, not Zucker! LOL!

Zucker is still the boss at NBC/Universal.

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^He replaced Kevin Reilly, not Zucker! LOL!

Zucker is still the boss at NBC/Universal.

Well Zucker needs to go. He's a giant douche.

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Not good for Days but it doesn't seem like anything is these days.

I guess if someone is put in the position it bodes well because it shows they find a need to keep it but who knows.

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I wish this happened to frons instead.

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