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DC #937: Daytime Legend Michele Val Jean on Primetime "Ambitions"

Daytime Confidential Episode #937: Daytime Legend Michele Val Jean on Primetime "Ambitions"


On the latest Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr is joined by Ambitions creator and head writer Jamey Giddens and daytime writing legend Michele Val Jean, a Consulting Producer at Ambitions

During the visit, Giddens and Val Jean share how it feels to already be at Ambitions' ninth episode, titled "Giving Up." 

Val Jean talks about juggling writer duties for The Bold and the Beautiful and Ambitions at the same time. As one of the few African American writers in daytime, Val Jean shares what it was like to be in an all-black writers room at Ambitions

For years, Giddens revered Val Jean and Susan Dansby as African American writers in daytime. Find out what it's for him to be their boss in the Ambitions writers room.

Val Jean loves to write about really damaged men.  She shares how much she enjoys writing for Ambitions' Damian Collins (Alexander Mulzac). She also reflects on writing Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) at General Hospital, and weighs in on Ryan's latest storyline. 

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The episode wraps with writing duo teasing what's to come in "Giving Up" and the rest of the season. 

Watch Episode 9 of Ambitions Tuesday night at 10 EST/9 PST on OWN. Live tweet with the cast, crew and Daytime Confidential's Melodie Aikels on Twitter using: #Ambitions. 

All this and much more on the latest Daytime Confidential podcast!

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