“General Hospital” HeadWriter ShakeUp: Passanante/Altman In!

Shelly Altman/Jean Passanante
Shelly Altman/Jean Passanante

After much online speculation the past several days, it has been announced that Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman will be taking over the headwriting duties at ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital.” The show was previously held by Ron Carlivati from 2012-2015, after coming from his stint at “One Life to Live.”

In a statement released by Soap Opera Digest, Executive Vice President Current Series Programming Vickie Drummer had this to say:

“We are pleased to welcome back two esteemed writers to our ‘General Hospital’ family. Shelly and Jean’s combined talents and experiences promise to continue the show’s legacy of compelling storytelling that will resonate with our impassioned viewers. We’re delighted with what they have in store for the show as they continue honoring the rich, diverse environs of Port Charles.”

Prior to joining as co-headwriters, Altman and Passanante shared the same title at CBS Daytime’s “The Young and the Restless,” where they won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.

Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman take over as co-headwriters on August 10, 2015.


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