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21 minutes ago, mikelyons said:

Lisa de Cazotte,  a former executive producer on Days of Our Lives and Passions, is now a producer on The Young and the Restless. She is replacing Jimmy Freeman and Matt Olsen in the booth; they have been splitting the task. Freeman is a friend of Angelica McDaniel and Olsen has been with the show since the late-90s/early-00s.

Wasn't she a producer at Santa Barbara too?

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On 11/10/2017 at 5:08 PM, oakdalelover said:

I noticed Beth Millstein listed today. She was listed between Sarah Bibel and Matt Clifford.

If she is a part of the staff that is a plus for the show. Maybe she can show Mal Young how it's done.

She was great on Days as an interim writer before Hogan Sheffer took over.

A little insight... Mal is listed as the head writer, but all he does is dream up long-term story ("Wouldn't it be great if Nikki and Victor did X and it ended with Y?") for the show and then pass it off to Sarah & Beth to craft and storyline the show before the breakdown writers get to work. This is the UK model for writing soaps, not the US model. So, whoever you're seeing in the credits listed after Mal is, in theory, a co-head writer of the show since they're the ones executing his grand vision on a daily basis. For the UK soaps, they would be listed as "storyliners". 

2 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Wasn't she a producer at Santa Barbara too?

Probably. I dunno. The Santa Barbara folks have infected every soap on both ends of the camera by now.

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1 hour ago, Soapsuds said:

Wasn't she a producer at Santa Barbara too?

I do believe so.  She is good friends with Nancy Lee Grahn and I think that is where they met.

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Y&R:

- Lisa de Cazotte first listed as Supervising Producer on December 19

 

 

 

On 12/18/2017 at 5:15 PM, cassadine1991 said:

Barbara Bloom was credited on today's GH. Looks like she's a Breakdown Writer 

 

GH's next HW.....whenever ABC decides to make a change. 

 

 

On 12/10/2017 at 4:01 PM, mikelyons said:

A little insight... Mal is listed as the head writer, but all he does is dream up long-term story ("Wouldn't it be great if Nikki and Victor did X and it ended with Y?") for the show and then pass it off to Sarah & Beth to craft and storyline the show before the breakdown writers get to work. This is the UK model for writing soaps, not the US model. So, whoever you're seeing in the credits listed after Mal is, in theory, a co-head writer of the show since they're the ones executing his grand vision on a daily basis. For the UK soaps, they would be listed as "storyliners". 

Probably. I dunno. The Santa Barbara folks have infected every soap on both ends of the camera by now.

Thanks for the info, and for the LdC scoop. :) I too would consider Bibel and Milstein Co-HWs (2nd tier ones ). 

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47 minutes ago, glfaninnyc said:

Looks like Christopher Whitesell is no longer at  GH. His name was not in the year end crawl on Friday's episode.

 

He usually writes breakdowns, right?  In the past year end crawls only listed script writers.  I haven't had a chance to watch all of this years.

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30 minutes ago, jcar03 said:

 

He usually writes breakdowns, right?  In the past year end crawls only listed script writers.  I haven't had a chance to watch all of this years.

 

They listed breakdown and script writers and he and Katherine Shock were both missing from the list

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On 12/10/2017 at 3:59 PM, Soapsuds said:

Wasn't she a producer at Santa Barbara too?

Positions held[edit]

All My Children

  • Producer (February 2, 2009 - January 2010)
  • Coordinating Producer (1994-1996)

Days of Our Lives

  • Co-Executive Producer (January 30, 2012 – July 31, 2015)

General Hospital: Night Shift

  • Executive Producer (Season Two, July 22, 2008 – October 21, 2008)[1][2]

One Life to Live

  • Coordinating Producer (1989-1991)
  • Associate Producer (1987-1989)
  • Intern (1983)

Passions

  • Executive Producer (July 5, 1999 – August 7, 2008)[1]

Santa Barbara

  • Producer (1991-January 15, 1993)

Sunset Beach

  • Supervising Producer (1998)
  • Producer (January 6, 1997 – 1998)

The Young and the Restless

  • Supervising Producer (December 19, 2017–Present)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Executive producing history[edit]

Preceded by
none
Executive Producer of Passions
July 5, 1999 – August 7, 2008
Succeeded by
Show Canceled
Preceded by
Jill Farren Phelps
Executive Producer of General Hospital: Night Shift
July 22, 2008 – October 21, 2008
Succeeded by
Show Ended
Preceded by
Ken Corday
Noel Maxam
Greg Meng
Executive Producer of Days of Our Lives (with Ken Corday and Greg Meng)
January 30, 2012 - July 31, 2015
Succeeded by
Ken Corday
Albert Alarr
Greg Meng

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