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Writers strike 1988
Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:37 PM
AMC: No particular information
AW: Sheri Anderson was hired in February and new EP Michael Laibson had Lemay rehired.
ATWT: Douglas Marland was still credited as “story by”
BB / YR: Bell must have kept in charge
DAYS: No partical information
GH: Gene Palumbo was made HW after the strike. Don’t know exactly when Norma Monty left and when he took over. Did he write during the strike?
GL: Pam Long was still credited, a la Marland.
LOV: Joseph Hardy must have taken over as EP during the strike and Tom King & Millee Taggart replaced Ralph Ellis just after the strike but I don’t have much info.
OLTL: No particular information
RH: Labine mother & daughter came back after the strike
SB: Guza & Anne Howard Bailey came back after the strike
Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:03 PM
DOOL: Leah Laiman and Anne Schoettle left a long story bible and were credited throughout the strike as "story by"
GL: Pam Long didn't leave a long bible so the show sucked as it was written by producers, scabs and P&G staff
Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:30 PM
Edited by EricMontreal22, 07 March 2012 - 06:30 PM.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:01 PM
Leah Laiman and Anne M. Schoettle were listed as "Story by" from 4/13/88-9/13/88.
The whole staff was back on 9/14/88.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:32 PM
Ann Marcus (for GH), Anne Howard Bailey (for SB), Leah Laiman (for DAYS), Claire Labine (for RH), Pam Long (for GL). They said that Bailey and Marcus (I think) were gone by the time the article went to print.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:46 PM
From your wording, I'm not sure if you were aware Labine wrote "Ryan's Hope" before the strike for a good year to eighteen months, I believe.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:01 PM
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:52 PM
I think Claire did blame the strike for hurting her momentum, and hurting the show, but ultimately I don't think it made a difference.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:54 AM
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:49 PM
Santa Barbara seemed like a hot mess in 1988... though I'm glad Mason/Julia triumphed... though I do agree recasting Kelly so quickly was a mistake.
I remember Days being awesome in 1988... and I do remember Roman being brainwashed... interesting that the original story was going to be for someone else.. I always find it interesting that Leah Laiman was head-writer of the show in the late 80's and this era was considered a fairly strong era... wonder why her later stints on AW and ATWT were so uneven at best...
Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:43 AM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:03 PM
I always find it interesting that Leah Laiman was head-writer of the show in the late 80's and this era was considered a fairly strong era... wonder why her later stints on AW and ATWT were so uneven at best...
I wouldn't say her era at DAYS was "strong." To me, DAYS seemed to be on auto-pilot at that point, with one, routine supercouple plot after another. Patch and Kayla's wedding hit number-one, though, because many, many viewers had invested heavily in their story.
The way the scabs handled the Sonni/Solita storyline seems to have made it legendary.
In more than one way, too.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:15 PM
Except didn't the strike writers kill off Jessie in a more permanent way than planned? Agnes was still officially credited as "Exec Head Writer" at AMC throughout the 80s, though she relenquished on screen credit for much of that.
I don't believe Agnes held that title until around 1992, when McTavish was officially the head writer.
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