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  1. i posted most of the interview on the previous page, but here it is again Ryan, you were just named co-headwriter. Congratulations! How did you break into soaps? I decided way back in junior High that I wanted to write for soaps. So when I was in college, I interned at Sunset Beach, NBC Daytime and Passions, when it first started up. I eventually got hired at Passion's as a writer's assistant, then went on to write webisodes and internet content(fun stuff like answering fan questions as Tabitha the witch) When Passions was cancelled, I moved over to Days as an assistant. A couple of years later, i wrote a sample script and was hired as a script writer, and then later a breakkdown writer. The entire time I kept my assistant position as a bit of a safety net. When you first started, how did you get to know the characters? Were you a fan before you started on soaps? I actually used to read soap digest religiously growing up - cover to cover. So I knew the history of most chacters on most soaps. I guess I was a bit of a soap nerd. But having grown up watching days, I came in already knowing every character like they were old friends. What are you most looking forward to about your new gig? I'm looking forward to playing with thesse characters I've loved for years. As a breakdown writer, you have some input as to how things play out in a particular show, but now I get to have greater control over the overall picture and story direction. Who is your favorite character to write dialogue for? Most challenging to write dialogue for? The characters who speak their minds are always fun - Victor, Kate, Nicole etc. Right now maybe Theo is the biggest challenge because there is a great responsibility to portray autisim as honestly and accurately as possible. Do you have a favorite episode or scene you've written? What episode are you most proud of from your time at Days? My head writers over the years have given me plenty of great scenes and storylines to write. I guess what most sticks out in my mind are Will's coming out scenes, anything Kristen, EJ's death and the tribute episode to Stefano. Of course, much credit is due not only to the headwriters but also the dialogue writers, who really brought so much more to the shows that I had imagined. Did you get to pitch story ideas in your othe position? Depending on the head writer, you can definetly pitch story ideas and suggest things like well maybe you can add a twist here or instead of a stranger, why don't you use this character from the past. As a breakdown writer i did get to suggest things like having Ciara talk about stealing a jacket around the 50th anniversary to sort of mirror Julie's shoplifting in the first episode.
  2. Ryan, you were just named co-headwriter. Congratulations! How did you break into soaps? I decided way back in junior High that I wanted to write for soaps. So when I was in college, I interned at Sunset Beach, NBC Daytime and Passions, when it first started up. I eventually got hired at Passion's as a writer's assistant, then went on to write webisodes and internet content(fun stuff like answering fan questions as Tabitha the witch) When Passions was cancelled, I moved over to Days as an assistant. A couple of years later, i wrote a sample script and was hired as a script writer, and then later a breakkdown writer. The entire time I kept my assistant position as a bit of a safety net. When you first started, how did you get to know the characters? Were you a fan before you started on soaps? I actually used to read soap digest religiously growing up - cover to cover. So I knew the history of most chacters on most soaps. I guess I was a bit of a soap nerd. But having grown up watching days, I came in already knowing every character like they were old friends. What are you most looking forward to about your new gig? I'm looking forward to playing with thesse characters I've loved for years. As a breakdown writer, you have some input as to how things play out in a particular show, but now I get to have greater control over the overall picture and story direction. Who is your favorite character to write dialogue for? Most challenging to write dialogue for? The characters who speak their minds are always fun - Victor, Kate, Nicole etc. Right now maybe Theo is the biggest challenge because there is a great responsibility to portray autisim as honestly and accurately as possible. Do you have a favorite episode or scene you've written? What episode are you most proud of from your time at Days? My head writers over the years have given me plenty of great scenes and storylines to write. I guess what most sticks out in my mind are Will's coming out scenes, anything Kristen, EJ's death and the tribute episode to Stefano. Of course, much credit is due not only to the headwriters but also the dialogue writers, who really brought so much more to the shows that I had imagined. Did you get to pitch story ideas in your othe position? Depending on the head writer, you can definetly pitch story ideas and suggest things like well maybe you can add a twist here or instead of a stranger, why don't you use this character from the past. As a breakdown writer i did get to suggest things like having Ciara talk about stealing a jacket around the 50th anniversary to sort of mirror Julie's shoplifting in the first episode.
  3. For the Week of Nov. 9-13, “Days” Averages 2.806 Million Viewers, For Its Third Straight Week-to-Week Gain https://www.nbcumv.com/news/days-our-lives-delivers-its-most-watched-week-february-2014?network=33129&show=151365
  4. Days hit a 20 month high in total viewers https://www.nbcumv.com/news/days-our-lives-hits-20-month-high-total-viewers?division=1&network=33129
  5. Days ratings https://www.nbcumv.com/news/days-our-lives-delivers-its-most-watched-week-19-months?network=33129&show=151365
  6. It's great to hear that Noel Maxam is returning to direct Days
  7. Thanks for the info. I am hoping Lorainne stays, especially after Greg Meng was so thrlled to get her in the first place. I hope the Culliton's stay as well
  8. Does anybody know what changes Josh and Dena have made to the Day's writing team?
  9. He did actually say the show would look like a primetime show from now on Digest: In 2011 you made a big deal abut a reboot, What do you say to critics who argue that you've done this before and said this before? KC: That was nothing like this. That was changing the tire, this is changing the engine, the body, the paint and the driver. You will look at the show and think you are watching a primetime version of Days every day, from the lighting, to the music, to the costumes, to the set design, to the writing, to the acting, to the direction and production. It's just unbelievble.
  10. BBC to build brand new expanded EastEnders set http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/eastenders-set.html
  11. I personally would just watch the Hallowean episodes and then start from Dom's first week in charge. Dom's first interview as the new exec http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s2/eastenders/scoop/a537973/eastenders-new-producer-shares-gossip-and-teasers-full-text.html Xmas trailer
  12. Carol story spoilers http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-11-24/eastenders-to-introduce-breast-cancer-storyline-for-carol-jackson
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