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2013: The Directors and Writers Thread

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Last Updated: December 20, 2013



B&B
- Colleen Bell last listed as Associate Producer on January 8
- Colleen Bell first listed as Producer on January 9
- John Nordstrom first listed as Music Composer on October 3

- Kay Alden last listed as Script Editor on October 17

DAYS
- David Cherrill first listed as Script Writer on March 28
- David A. Levinson last listed as Script Writer on April 10


GH
- Jennifer Whittaker-Brogdon first listed as Associate Producer on January 22
- Suzanne Flynn first listed as Script Writer on January 30
- Shelly Altman last listed as Breakdown Writer on February 28
- Daniel James O’Connor first listed as Breakdown Writer on March 7
- Noel Maxam first listed as Director on June 21

- Dean LaMont first listed as Director on July 2

- Denise Van Cleave first listed as Director on October 28

- Jean Passanante last listed as Breakdown Writer on November 25

- Katherine Schock first listed as Breakdown Writer on December 6

Y&R
- Hogan Sheffer last listed as Co-Head Writer on February 1
- Hisham Abed first listed as Director on February 26
- Shelly Altman first listed as Co-Head Writer on March 18

- Paula Cwikly last listed as Breakdown Writer on April 17

- Michael Conforti last listed as Breakdown Writer on April 19

- David A. Levinson first/last listed as Script Writer on June 21

- Beth Milstein first listed as Breakdown Writer on October 16

- Josh Griffith last listed as Head Writer on November 1

- Shelly Altman first listed as Head Writer on November 4

- Michael Conforti back listed as Breakdown Writer on November 13

- Joanna Cohen first listed as Breakdown Writer on December 10

- Jean Passanante first listed as Co-Head Writer on December 23

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Mike Denny just posted on his wall that he's likely not returning to Y&R, said they have so many directors there's no room for him..FOJ have moved in and the old guard's being pushed out.

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That's sad.

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JFP will make her mark. A year from now behind the scenes staff will be radically altered. I think Dean and Sally will go too. Has Jill ever worked with or hired a female director? Non on GH. They are getting very few episodes since Jill joined. Dean was the top director under MAB. I wouldn't mind Beall getting the ax; her writing talents are way overrated. Linda Schreiber should get more scripts.

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Denney, McDonald and Maxam shouldn't be touched, IMO.

Is Maxam already out? I see his last credit is the November 5 episode.

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Denney is on medical leave, his exact quote was:

My surgery went well and although it's slow, my recovery is moving right along. I'm not sure about my work status at this point, they have so many directors right now I'm not sure there is any room for me. I hope you have a great and happy New Year!!!

Though, who knows if they'd want him if he does fully recover. He's over 70 and not in the best health - ageism isn't totally out of the question.

Maxam is still on contract, I believe, just didn't direct in December.

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I believe Linda Schreiber is already out.

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Don't know if this is the correct place to post this. If not, please move to the correct section!

ALBERT ALARR EXTENDS STREAK...RICHARD CULLITON MOVES INTO FIRST PLACE FOR WRITERS...UPDATED DIRECTORS & WRITERS LISTS: 2002-2012

"Days of Our Lives" Directors: Episode Rankings: 2002-2012 (total of 2,780 episodes):
1. Albert Alarr...715
2. Herb Stein...580
3. Phil Sogard...459
4. Roger W. Inman...275
5. Grant A. Johnson...227
6. Noel Maxam...143
7. Randy J. Robbins...104
8. Jim Baffico...82
9. Kathryn Foster...42
*. Steven Williford...42
11. Roy B. Steinberg...34
12. Stephen Wyman...18
13. Mike Denney...16
*. Mary Madeiras...16
15. Deveney Kelly...10
16. Alison Sweeney...5
17. Christopher Goutman...3
*. Karen Wilkens...3
19. Jill Ackles...2
*. Andrew Lee...2
21. Peter Brinckerhoff...1
*. Phideaux Xavier...1

"Days of Our Lives" Script Writers: Episode Rankings: 2002-2012 (total of 2,780 episodes):
1. Richard Culliton...243
2. John S. Newman...234
3. Jodie Scholz...231
4. Sofia Landon Geier...228
5. Bruce Neckels...179
6. David Cherrill...140
7. Carolyn Culliton...135
8. Cydney Kelley...130
9. Jeanne Marie Grunwell Ford...123
10. Michael Slade...116
11. Susan Kirshenbaum...94
12. Gillian Spencer...85
13. Jane Atkins...64
14. Dena Higley...61
15. Renee Godelia...56
16. David A. Levinson...55
17. Janet Iacobuzio...50
*. Ryan Quan...50
19. Bettina F. Bradbury...47
20. Mark Christopher Higley...46
21. Mike Cohen...45
22. Judith Donato...39
23. Randy Holland...36
24. Lacey Dyer...33
25. Roger Schroeder...31
26. Peter T. Rich...28
27. Linda Poindexter-Brown...19
28. Meg Kelly...17
29. Zak Berkman...15
*. Melissa Salmons...15
31. Nancy Williams Watt...14
32. Edwin Klein...12
33. Anne M. Schoettle...10
34. Lisa Seidman...9
35. Rick Draughon...8
36. Victor Gialanella...7
37. Clem Egan...6
*. Maura Penders...6
39. Jim Baffico...5
40. Michelle Poteet Lisanti...4
41. Richard J. Allen...3
*. Jacqueline Frazier...3
*. Courtney Kirkpatrick...3
*. Meredith Post...3
*. Anne Toole...3
46. K0la Boof...2
*. M.D. Clark...2
*. Carole A. Mendelsohn...2
49. Alexandra Bleckner...1
*. Erika Moore...1
*. Stefanie Novik...1
*. Kate Simon...1
*. Allison Wait...1
**. Writers' Strike...71

For the complete list of each director and writer's airdates, please visit: http://www.jason47.com/days/directorwriterdatabase.html

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Hope Denney comes back after his recovery.

Denney, McDonald and Maxam shouldn't be touched, IMO.

Is Maxam already out? I see his last credit is the November 5 episode.

Two months is a long time for someone to be absent. Maybe Noel had to take a leave and that he wasn't let go.

I believe Linda Schreiber is already out.

One of the last true Bill Bell writers. :(

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Noel Maxam worked on HH with her so I doubt she let him go.

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Noel also directs/freelances commercials for Disney Channel/Disney XD, those channels tend to be very active during the fall/winter months, so that could also be what's eating into his time.

Also, I posted this in the background music thread, but Christian LeBlanc confirmed on Twitter that Mike Dobson and Bryan Harrison (Music Supervisors) were the ones fired. Jennifer Johns (thank god!) was also fired.

I assume Kurtz and Allocco are still there, but will be working for difference supervisors moving forward.

https://twitter.com/...883721741742080

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TOUPS: on DOOL Episode writer directors you need to add Jan 1 aired episode directed by Stein and written by Salmons. In US it aired Jan 1 but was the delayed Dec 31 broadcast since show pre empted on Dec 14 in US.

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Michael Eilbaum updated is FB profile to include his new directing job at Y&R. So, Renfroe and now Eilbaum....

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You might enjoy this treat, Toups.

Someone posted the Christmas 1990 GL credits on YouTube - JER is credited as Pamela K. Long's Co-HW. I had no idea he was there prior to 1991.

Long was no longer in the credits by January 1991, of course, when Curlee/Demorest/Reilly started being credited. Curlee isn't in these credits (I assume one of her maternity breaks, as she was Long's Co-HW for most of Long's second stint at GL).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3UzwJ4xIqE

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Thanks for posting, Alvin! :) That's new info on Reilly - I had no idea either that he was Co-HW with Pam Long. Though I do have him as an associate head writer in 1990 but I forget where I got that info since it's not in any of the 1990 end credits I have.

I love new info. LOL

1987 to 1990
Pamela K. Long

1990

Pamela K. Long & James E. Reilly

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