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There has been a massive overhaul behind the scenes over at ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, with Prospect Park hiring a completely new headwriting staff for AMC and adding two new co-headwriters to OLTL.
In a statement, AMC and OLTL creator Agnes Nixon said: "It is now my pleasure to announce that the future stories involving the lives of All My Children's beloved characters are from now on in the capable hands of the co-head writers Lisa Connor and Chip Hayes, both of whom have a long and stellar history with our program.
"Lisa Connor collaborated with me on the final draft of the All My Children Twenty - Fifth Anniversary Family Album. For two years she also served as a line producer of the program and was creatively involved in plotting and writing daily episodes since 2002. In addition to his six years as a producer on Melrose Place, Chip Hayes in 2003, became a vital member of those devising the ongoing drama of All My Children. He remains in this crucial work through its incarnation on the internet.
"I agree with Prospect Park's decision to replace the head writing team for All My Children. However, I particularly want to thank Marlene McPherson and Elizabeth Snyder for their incredibly positive dedication to the show and their constant helpful attitude during many long hours of intense work. It is greatly appreciated."
Current AMC scriptwriter Lisa Connors will now be co-headwriter alongside Chip Hayes, who previously was an associate headwriter of AMC for many years towards the end of its ABC run. Over at OLTL, Jessica Klein and Marin Gazzaniga will be the new co-headwriters, replacing Thom Racina.