Dena Higley

  • Disney/ABC Television Group
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    Disney/ABC Television Group

    Exclusive: ‘All My Children’ Names Co-Head Writer

    When we reported that Marlene McPherson (pictured right, with former "DAYS" co-head writer Darrell Ray Thomas) had been hired on as head writer of Prospect Park's version of "All My children" back on January 23, it was unclear at...

  • Disney/ABC Television Group
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    Disney/ABC Television Group

    Marlene McPherson Named Head Writer of ‘All My Children’

    On Tuesday, January 22, Prospect Park provided soap fans with casting, writing and production updates for its soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." While the company officially confirmed that Susie Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina would...

  • Gary Tomlin (Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPI)
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    Gary Tomlin (Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPI)

    Multiple Emmy Award Winning Writer Lorraine Broderick Joins ‘DAYS’

    With news of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell's ascension to the top of the "Days of our Lives" writing team after the NBC daytime soap let go Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr., less than a year after...

  • Corday Productions, Inc.
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    Corday Productions, Inc.

    BREAKING NEWS: ‘DAYS’ Gets New Head Writing Team

    Soap Opera Network has learned that Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. were fired and replaced by Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell.

  • Disney/ABC Television Group
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    Disney/ABC Television Group

    Breakdown Writer Shelly Altman Named Co-Head Writer of ‘General Hospital’

    Yesterday afternoon, Soap Opera Digest reported that "General Hospital" has named breakdown writer Shelly Altman as its Co-Head Writer working alongside Head Writer Garin Wolf. Per the magazine's website Altman's new role is effective immediately.

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos

    Darrell Ray Thomas and Marlene McPherson: Fixing Salem, Returning Fan Favorites and What Fans Can Expect

    It was Thursday, May 19 when word broke that Dena Higley was out as head writer of "Days of our Lives" and former "Passions" Associate Head Writers, Darrell Ray Thomas and Marlene McPherson were in. Since the announcement, a...

  • Corday Productions, Inc.
    Corday Productions, Inc.

    A New Day for ‘Days of our Lives’ Kicks Off This Fall on NBC

    After weeks of reported firings, hirings and rumors, NBC's "Days of our Lives" is breaking its silence. In a press release issued to Soap Opera Network, the program has outlined a series of changes that will be reflected on...

  • Corday Productions, Inc.
    Corday Productions, Inc.

    The Fight to Save ‘DAYS:’ New Writers, New Producers and Old Faces Brace for Impact

    It has been three weeks since Ken Corday, Executive Producer and owner of NBC's "Days of our Lives," made his first move to save the soap from near oblivion with the firing of Head Writer Dena Higley and...

  • ABC
    ABC

    The ‘Write’ Stuff: Ron Carlvati Leaves Llanview for Port Charles

    After fifteen years of working in various positions on the "One Life to Live" writing staff, including serving as the show's head scribe for the last three years, ABC has announced that Ron Carlivati will be joining "General Hospital"...

  • BREAKING NEWS: List of ‘Financial Core’ Writers

    EXCLUSIVE: Soap Opera Network has learned the names of soap opera writers who declared “Financial Core” status to keep on working during the strike. By going “Fi-Core,” these writers can never be members of the WGA again but they...