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Perspective

Perspective

Writer Patrick Mulcahey on Changes in Soap Opera Writing Contracts

Chapter:
(p.31) Perspective
Source:
The Survival of Soap Opera
Author(s):
Giada Da Ros
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0004

This chapter presents Mulcahey’ views on how networks gained control over the writing process by contracting for writers directly, and the impact of this change on the daytime industry over the past three decades. Mulcahey also describes his experiences writing for NBC’s Santa Barbara.

Keywords:   soap operas, television writers, networks, daytime television

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