Bob Guza’s Last General Hospital Writing Team Wins WGA Award


Former General Hospital scribe Bob Guza is having the last laugh on ABC for replacing him with Garin "Woman In White" Wolf. This past Saturday, Guza, along with writers Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Susan Wald, Tracey Thomson, Meg Bennett (Guza's wife) and former GH-turned-The Bold and the Beautiful writer Michele Val Jean, took home the Writers Guild of America (WGA) award for daytime drama series writing.
 

Gotham the Series: A Review



Gotham
has finally arrived.

At this stage of the game, web soaps are entering a new phase of existence that may give fans a true view of the potential of the genre on the internet. Starting in the late 90's with the groundbreaking web serial The Spot  to Karen Harris' ambitious Life in General and its actual-soap-within-a-soap "Greenville General" to the hilarious Wed-Locked to the wildly addictive Anacostia the Web Series to a brand spanking new radio-style serial called Out of the Gate, soap fans have seen a steady rise in the number of serial choices before them even while broadcast network television soaps are widely acknowledged to be in decline.

YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT: Vote for Life in General w/Greenville General to Take Home the Webby!



For those of you who have been asking when new episodes of Strike TV's drama series Life in General and its soap-within-a-soap Greenville General will be premiering, here's how you can help creator Karen Harris (General Hospital, General Hospital: Night Shift) produce more episodes, vote for Life in General w/Greenville General to win the People's Voice Webby Award for Best Drama Individual Episode.

Winning what is pretty much considered the Emmy Award for online content will help garner major buzz for the series. Buzz leads to sponsors. Sponsors leads to money. Money leads to more episodes. So if you want to see your fave soap stars like Days of Our LivesArianne Zucker, General Hospital's John Ingle and One Life to Live's Scott Clifton come back for additional eppys, go get your vote on! Remember to be persistent if you have trouble getting on. You have until midnight. Help support online soaps! The revolution will be webivised!

Tommorow is the Deadline for Webby Award Voting!



Okay, all you Soap 2.0 fans, if you are serious about wanting to see the talented writers, producers and  actors who give it their all to provide us good, soapy drama year in and year-out see their projects thrive on the web, here's your chance. Tomorrow, April 30, is the last day to vote for the 2009 Webby Awards People's Voice selections.

Some of our fav-or-ite soapers are up for Webbys this year, including All My Children's Eden Riegel for Best Individual Performance, Imaginary Bitches; General Hospital and General Hospital: Night Shift's Karen Harris' web soap Life in General w/Greenville General for Best Drama Indvidual Episode and Luke 11:17, the web drama starring Riegel's AMC costar Chrishell Stause, which is also up for Best Drama Indvidual Episode. Vote for your faves here!

Karen Harris’s Life In General Debuts Today on Strike TV!



Today's the day! Life in General, the soapstastic, labour of love from General Hospital and General Hospital: Night Shift scribe Karen Harris debuts on Strike.TV. Starring past (Brynn Thayer, Lindze Letherman) and present (Arianne Zucker, John Ingle) soap faves, Life in General is a smart, sexy, campy glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of daytime's most popular drama, Greenville General (also a Strike.TV show-within-a-show from Harris), experienced through the eyes of long-suffering soap writer (Is there any other kind?) Winifred Marshall (Zucker) .

In the pilot episode, Winifred has to deal with meddling network execs, a demanding executive producer, an aging, figure head series creator, a bed-hopping leading man and a volatile real and reel life supercouple, all while managing to put out a soap opera five-days-a-week. If you like character-driven, good-old-fashioned soap opera, Life in General is the show for you.

Daytime Confidential EXCLUSIVE: Log on to Strike TV for Greenville General SNEAK PEEK!


Remember a few weeks back when General Hospital script writer Karen Harris gave 200 lucky Daytime Confidential readers an exclusive access code to view her upcoming Strike TV drama Life in General? Well now those same 200 peeps can go on and check out Greenviille General the soap-within-the-soap. Who said Santa Claus only comes once a year? Probably a dirty Commie who doesn't believe in Jesus!  DRILL FOR OIL! DRILL FOR OIL! Sorry...someone actually made me watch the Republican National Convention.

Anyhoo, Karen is doggedly trying to get us some additional access codes for those who missed the first opportunity, but those of you who logged on the first time can go back, re-enter your user name and password and voila! Instant Soapy Goodness and low in calories! Hmm, maybe I should sign up for Cooking to Get Lucky? Nah, I'll wait for Cooking to Get Free Xanax.

Exclusive “Life in General” SNEAK PEEK for First 200 Daytime Confidential Visitors!!!


God Bless The Net.
Video killed the radio star and if this keeps up the Internet will kill the television show - and for the first time in years I don't think that's a bad thing. I just finished watching the sneak peek of General Hospital writer Karen Harris's new web show Life In General and I am blown away with how smart, fast-paced, emotionally resonant and sexy the show managed to be in just its pilot episode.

It is so refreshing to see talented soap stars like Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days; Winnie, LIG), Lindze Letherman (ex-Georgie, GH; Maddie, LIG) and Scott Clifton (ex-Dillon, GH; Fritz, LIG) hold their own with legends like JoBeth Williams (Mary Kate) and Brynn Thayer (ex-Jenny, OLTL; Rachel, LIG).

DC #286: Karen Harris & Life in General Interview

Today on Daytime Confidential Luke and Jamey visit with General Hospital Script Writer Karen Harris about her new web series Life in General which premieres on Strike TV.

Starring Jordan Bridges, Days of Our Lives' Arianne Zucker, General Hospital's John Ingle, Lindze Leatherman, and Scott Clifton, among others, Life in General is the story of the people who work on the second longest running soap opera on American television, Greenville General.

Join us as we learn the inspiration for Life in General and Greenville General and how their development was born out of the Writers Strike. Read Karen Harris' Strike TV Blog and watch the Life in General Trailer.

Hear about Karen Harris' work on General Hospital: Night Shift and how she loves to write for the Scorpios and Scrubs. Find out what it is like for her, as a writer on the original The Incredible Hulk and Knight Rider, to see the series reborn in film and in primetime.

All this and more on today's special episode of Daytime Confidential.

Note: We just recieved word that the Daytime Confidential Exclusive code for previewing Life In General should be available for 200 lucky Daytime Confidential listeners and readers later this week. Due to the Beta testing it was not yet available at the time of publication for this interview.

Check out these Life in General related links:
Life In General MySpace Profile, Life in General Facebook Profile, Karrin Harris' Strike TV Blog, Arianne Zucker's Lowd Suga', Lindze Leatherman Official Website, Scott Clifton Official Website and Strike TV.

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