One of our beloved soapers is about to be walking in tall cotton! Variety is reporting veteran soap opera writer Claire Labine will be honored by the WGA East at their Feb. 19 awards ceremony.
The Ryan's Hope creator, who went on to serve as one of General Hospital's most beloved head writers, will receive the Ian McLellan Hunter Award. Also set to receive special recognition that evening, is prolific film scribe Judd Apatow, who has written and/or produced some of the biggest comedies of the 2000's, including: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Bridesmaids. Apatow will receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence.
In addtion to her work with Ryan's Hope and GH, Labine also served as head writer of Where The Heart Is (1971-73), Love of Life (1973-75) One Life to Live (1996-98) and Guiding Light (2000-01). Maybe Labine should pitch Heart and Soul, the soap bible ABC passed on to greenlight Port Charles,to Apatow for the big screen, while they're both being lauded?