Report: Christopher Goutman Hired to Direct Episodes of New All My Children



 




Soap Opera Uncensored is reporting controversial ex-daytime executive Christopher Goutman has been hired by Prospect Park to direct episodes of All My Children. I swear, this genre takes two steps forward, then three backwards.

 While I don't begrudge anyone a job, is it really a smart move to hire the dude who brought a time-traveling, 200-year-old man to the final season of Another World, before going on to run As The World Turns into the ground? This is the same cat who didn't realize what a national treasure he had in Martha Byrne (ex-Lily).

Okay, so he'll reportedly only be directing, my fear is Goutman will somehow figure out how to claw his way to the top of these reboots. He's done it before, and to a bad end for the Procter and Gamble soaps.  


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ronklopfanstein wrote:
What is the word for a show killer that goes to work on a show that hasn't even gotten started?...a "showbortionist?"

ROTFLMGAO!!!!!!! I love what you said ronklopfan! That was brilliant!

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We all panic when show killers are hired on our soaps...Jill FP came to Y and R! Evil Evil Evil

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Goutman's taking a job as a director is a major step down in having authority over anything other than the individual script that is being shot that day. I think the panic on here is an overreaction, especially since it's something of a come-down for Goutman.
Directors on soaps don't have the sort of power that film directors do--that's why we criticize the writers and producers but rarely have any beef with the directors, or even know them beyond the name in the credits. They're handed a script to film that is very restrictive as to what can be done with it. Other than some choices in camera angles in a scene, I don't see him having a lot of autonomy to do anything.

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DanielAvery wrote:
Goutman's taking a job as a director is a major step down in having authority over anything other than the individual script that is being shot that day. I think the panic on here is an overreaction, especially since it's something of a come-down for Goutman.
Directors on soaps don't have the sort of power that film directors do--that's why we criticize the writers and producers but rarely have any beef with the directors, or even know them beyond the name in the credits. They're handed a script to film that is very restrictive as to what can be done with it. Other than some choices in camera angles in a scene, I don't see him having a lot of autonomy to do anything.

Yeah, but he worked his way up from Director to EP once, he could do it again Sad

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Sorry. But as a matter of principle, I won't watch anything he's associated with.