A Dunn deal: GL names new co-head writer

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2001 3:18:54 PM
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A Dunn Deal: GL's New Co-Head Writer

Guiding Light has added another new writer to its lineup. Christopher Dunn had been named co-head writer and will serve as second-in-command to recently appointed head writer Lloyd "Lucky" Gold.

"Lucky and Chris make a formidable team," said executive producer Paul Rauch. "Together they will provide an energetic style of storytelling that both the actors and the viewers can really sink their teeth into."

"Chris has been a core member of the Guiding Light team for the past year and a half and has demonstrated a real talent for character development and plot structure," noted Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin, Executive in Charge of Production for Procter & Gamble Productions.

Dunn has been working as a breakdown writer at GL since November 1999. Preveiously, he has written in the same capacity for the daytime dramas General Hospital, Santa Barbara and Sunset Beach. At Santa Barbara, he and his colleagues were honored with a Writers Guild Award in 1991; in 1998, he and the Sunset Beach team also received a Writers Guild nomination. In addition, as a member of their respective writing teams, he is the recipient of two Soap Opera Digest awards for General Hospital in 1990 and Santa Barbara in 1989.

Born in St. Louis, MO and raised in Greenwich, CT, Dunn received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. He is married to assistant director Cathy Sedwick, with whom he has a four-year-old daughter, Emma.

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