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2017: The Directors and Writers Thread

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On 1/5/2017 at 8:53 PM, RavenWhitney said:

It's so weird how they did the full credit crawl this year.  Why would they give the four script writers credit but not the breakdown and head writers.  Someone was asleep at the wheel.

I have the GH end of year credits going back to 2008 they have never listed the head writer(s).  2014 was the first year they put in script writers and last year only listed two writers.

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4 hours ago, jcar03 said:

I have the GH end of year credits going back to 2008 they have never listed the head writer(s).  2014 was the first year they put in script writers and last year only listed two writers.

that makes no sense.  So this year, Rupel got credit twice at the beginning of the episode and with the group of script writers; but the outline writers get no credit other than the person who wrote the script on the day that show aired.  ??

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I hope Sally and Kay rehire Anne Schoettle as the fifth script writer.  She was let go and replaced by Kate Hall; she was a great script writer on the show for more than six years and her husband has long history with the Bells.  

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2 hours ago, RavenWhitney said:

I hope Sally and Kay rehire Anne Schoettle as the fifth script writer.  She was let go and replaced by Kate Hall; she was a great script writer on the show for more than six years and her husband has long history with the Bells.  

 

I thought "Maria" hired some decent script writers which lasted not too long, but she wasn't one of them, IMO. All ABC rejects should be fired ASAP.

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I doubt Kate Hall was fired, she was one of the better script writers! She made it very clear Pratt was one of her favorite HW's and once he got fired/left, she bolted! 

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Not sure 

6 hours ago, glatwt said:

I doubt Kate Hall was fired, she was one of the better script writers! She made it very clear Pratt was one of her favorite HW's and once he got fired/left, she bolted! 

Not sure I agree but we'll never know. She was the newest member.  Her contract was up in October just when Sally and Kay came in.  Writers typically have longer contracts and I doubt she signed on for a year.  And why would she leave the top rated show for a show in danger of cancellation?  I think she was gently let go to make room for Sally's hires.  You can be sure Sally will install a few folks on the staff. She inherited Pratt/Phelps writers.  I respect that they are going to let contracts expire and not clean house willy nilly as Latham did. But there's rarely ever been a head writer who didn't add several of his/her own picks within first six months.

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The more of the ABC writers they fire the better. Some of them are talented but I never felt their voice fit that show - even though Sony/CBS or JFP seemed intent on making Y&R into a bad ABC soap.

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18 minutes ago, Vee said:

The more of the ABC writers they fire the better. Some of them are talented but I never felt their voice fit that show - even though Sony/CBS or JFP seemed intent on making Y&R into a bad ABC soap.

 

ICAM.  Of course, I wonder which writers could replace them.  Most of the ex-Y&R scribes, it seems, are working at B&B, retired/out of the business, or dead.  Do Sally and Kay have the time to train new writers?

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The soaps don't train new writers.  They can barely break in.  Some recent high quality writers include Lyndsey Harrison who wrote for YR several spec scripts and was even lauded by Michael Logan but she was never hired.  Marin Gazzaniga was the best new find on the reboot OLTL and she's never been hired by another soap.  I see Sally and Kay bringing back Anne Schoettle or one of the long time fired writers.   Many of Sally's previous writing partners are either retired (Racina) or with other shows (Val Jean). I'd love Kay to persuade Mulcahey to leave B&B but he's got a sweet deal as script editor/writer/consultant and probably doesn't want to do an hour show.  

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15 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Most of the ex-Y&R scribes, it seems, are working at B&B, retired/out of the business, or dead.  Do Sally and Kay have the time to train new writers?

 

If that's the case then surely at some point they will have to train new writers? 

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Yea Y&R has a pickle since their writers/producers either retired or went to B&B and elsewhere. To rebuild the writing team she'll have to bring in people that fit the vision she has to train them. I also wouldn't be opposed to someone like Sarah Bibel returning who was one of the last new writers hired from the Bell team. Only problem is that she may have moved on from soap writing and won't be interested. 

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Sara Bibel has been reduced to podcasting for Daytime Confidential. You'd think she'd rush back.

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They could always hire that guy everyone wept for because he wrote "cut the crap" and "Jack Abbott black rabbit." Or is he still doing wrestling? 

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