Francesca James directed episodes for All My Children.
I thought she had started directing in the ‘90s, but I was watching the 1987 episode where Erica famously drives a race car, and Francesca was the director of that particular show.
Thank you, I've been aware of this website as well. They actually used to be on YouTube, but this person decided to move off of there about 6 months ago because their videos kept getting deleted and I believe they wanted to monetize it also. The Russian site pretty much has every episode in usually English and Russian. They usually list which language each episode is in and most episodes have up to 3 versions of varying quality. Let me know if anybody wants it. it's all in Russian though so you would have to use a translator of some sort, and you have to register to view the content, otherwise, if you're just a guest on their message board, all those threads and posts are invisible to you so you would have to be registered
I believe she was Ariana Chase when she appeared on the show. I don't recall that much about Melinda, other than she was a trouble maker and died after falling off a boat into a lake and getting hit in the head by said boat. She just died and was rarely ever mentioned again.
YT has really cracked down on most options to download their videos but I know I use 4k video downloader. They have limited how many you can download per 24h recently but it is better than nothing and I don't download that much so it has never bothered me much.
I think jdownloader also still works with YT but this needs to be double-checked