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Everything posted by RavenWhitney

  1. Y&R had a new script writer today (Marin Gazzaniga). I believe she wrote for reboot OLTL
  2. I have to admit Ron handled the opening of this plot really well. But I'm expecting him to take the story off the rails and no one has mentioned how they ended Wednesday's episode with Ben and Ciara at the "Inn" with the wind blowing. Somehow I think Ben will be possessed and murder again. Or CIN (ugh) will be a big part of this story.
  3. James Reilly ruined Days forever with this plot. I hope Ron's revisit is just the Halloween episode.
  4. The credits have been weird. First three episodes they had "Developed by" then listed Quan as Associate, Myers as Editor, then the "story" and "teleplay writers, followed by the remaining 'staff' writers. Episode 4 changed. They listed Ron at the opening as "written by" but listed all the writers in the final credits in the usual format except listed "Story by" for the outline writer title card and Teleplay by for the script writers. So we don't know who wrote the outline/story/breakdown for Episode 4.
  5. The central story needs Kristin Alfonso. Sad that Corday burned bridges with KA. Episode 2 was a complete train wreck other than Zack Tinker who stole the show with his anger, tears and tenderness. What a doll.
  6. But seriously, WTF with Rinna's face? It makes me so sad to see the extremes some of these actors go through. I can't watch her. Interesting that Jeanne Ford wrote the story for this mini series. It makes no sense to have Days and Beyond running concurrently. They should have launched this show during the Olympics. I'd give the show a C+. Zach Tinker was the highlight after years of dreadful Freddie performances. Chad's butt was awesome too. Leanne is so good. She should be on Young and Restless taking over the Chancellor Mansion as Kay's long lost sister. Jackee was phoning in her scenes in this episode. Painful...and I love her but...
  7. I believe Ralph only wrote 2 freelance scripts for Dark Shadows but wasn't hired on staff.
  8. Have you reviewed Ralph Ellis script archives at the below link. You might find useful date ranges for SFT as he donated years worth of story projections and breakdowns arranged by date. And here's a lovely obit for wife, Eugenie Hunt, that mentions their writing careers: https://www.theridgefieldpress.com/past_obituaries/article/Obituary-Gene-H-Ellis-82-actress-and-writer-14003844.phphttps://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/e/ellis_search_for_tom.htm
  9. Susan Dansby lasted a year; she's out as YR consultant
  10. So to meet budget they're firing vets and giving scripts to entry level assistants. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-d-cook/
  11. Jean Holloway not Jane I believe. Marcus was with Days before LOL so I think she only wrote LOL for six months or so
  12. Yes, Babs "left" GH writing team in April as indicated on her linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-bloom-9b48b95/
  13. Morina is guilty of killing Y&R but we don't know all the facts on this actress. Frankly, her story sounds thin and somewhat implausible.
  14. KC Collier was most likely a pen name for Millee Taggart. She and King were romantic partners at that time and came in and out of the show's writing room over the next few years.
  15. Yes. Carolyn was Paul Rauch's assistant. I believe she and Richard may have gotten their writing break during the 1981 writer's strike but don't quote me on that. The strike ended July and Richard started writing Texas in Jan 82. Carolyn was added to Texas writing credits a few months later.
  16. Would someone please get Jenn a Chic Fil A (hole) gift card for under the Horton Xmas Tree.
  17. Shannon lists her GH job as full time; she started three months ago. Under contract? https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-peace-she-her-87bb98112/
  18. Who the hell wants to tune in to Rinna's (sadly) cosmetically botched lips. When will the execs realize that the nearly non existed soap audience is nearly non existent because they rely on tired, over botox'd altered (frozen) faces from the past.
  19. I don't think this article was from Dec 1982? Pam Long took over in March 1983 and her scripts began airing in May 83. Alex first appeared in Feb 84. This article had to be Dec 83?
  20. ABC had a thing about hiring consultants to possibly take over a show then not hiring them. Kay Alden comes to mind. Nancy was probably hired by ABC to look at AMC and GH around that 1995/96 time frame. We might not have gotten Guza or McTavish!
  21. Alan mentioned it at the top of the interview then restated to Nancy when she was onscreen.
  22. Curlee revealed some great tidbits. First, it was mentioned that she wrote for AMC and GH although her name was never in the credits, and that she was 'negotiating' with ABC to head write GH when she got pregnant. She was definitely being generous about JFP; everyone knows that Phelps took over every show's writing room at one time or another. Remember: Curlee was only co-head for 1 year after Long left (with her husband and Reilly) then she took a year maternity leave and Broderick stepped in to fill her shoes. When Curlee returned, Reilly left for DOOL; Broderick stayed for six months then moved over to AW to become a break down writer. That's when Curlee/Demorest were given full reign of GL but it didn't last long. It was said at the time that Curlee needed to retire to parent full time, but I never bought it. Phelps then took over and had five writers work together under her as de.facto head writer after which she brought in an English professor, Doug Anderson, a disaster period for the show. The other interesting thing is that Curlee revealed that when she and Stephen first took over GL they were under the tutelage of Harding LeMay. I know P&G had vet writers behind the scenes not getting on air credit. LeMay would only be listed as GL consultant during the Doug Anderson year. Then Phelps took LeMay to AW where he got creative consultant credit with King/Carlson. I recall reading an article about Henry Slesar of Edge of Night where he revealed that in the late 80s (1988 I think) he was consulting on AW. He never was credited on air either. Most viewers have no idea where all the plots originated because in many circumstances over the years the producers purchased long stories and brought in uncredited consultants. The interview also validated for me that Stephen was not a natural head writer; Nancy was the visionary. He went on to other shows mostly as a solid break down writer, and interim co head on ATWT but never made it as a HW. I agree that Locher missed the boat on so many topics but, all in all, it was a great interview. GL was lucky to have Nancy and that three year period in the show's history was its last best.
  23. But Ron's still employed at Days. What a travesty. They don't get it that trotting out Ally Sweeney every few years doesn't counter the endless repeat back from the dead/lookalike/masks/killer/hostage stories Ron keeps retelling.
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