Chris Van Etten

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Chris Van Etten is an American television soap opera writer from Rochester, New York. His writing partners are David Ozanich and David Levithan, with whom he collaborated on the young adult novel series Likely Story for Random House.[1] On July 29, 2017, it was announced that Van Etten was promoted to co-head writer on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, replacing the retired Jean Passanante.[2]

Positions held[edit]

General Hospital

  • Breakdown Writer (May 10, 2012 – October 6, 2017)
  • Co-Head Writer (October 9, 2017 – present)

One Life to Live

  • Breakdown Writer (November 8, 2006 - February 22, 2008; May 2, 2008 - January 13, 2012)
  • Occasional Associate Head Writer (August 15, 2005 - November 2006)
  • Continuity Supervisor (2004)
  • Writers' Associate (2003)
  • Assistant to the Executive Producer (January 2001 - 2003)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Award

  • Nomination, 2009, Best Writing, One Life to Live

Daytime Emmy Award

  • Win, 2008, Best Writing, One Life to Live
  • Nomination, 2006, Best Writing, One Life to Live

Writers Guild of America Award

  • Nomination, 2005, Best Writing, One Life to Live

Works[edit]

  • Likely Story, co-written with David Levithan and David Ozanich (2010)[1]
  • All That Glitters, co-written with David Levithan and David Ozanich (2008)
  • Red Carpet Riot, co-written with David Levithan and David Ozanich (2009)

Head writer history[edit]

Preceded by
Jean Passanante
Shelly Altman
Co-Head writer of General Hospital
(with Shelly Altman)

October 9, 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Levithan, David; Ozanich, David; Van Etten, Chris (2010). Likely Story (Kindle ed.). New York City: Alfred A. Knopf. ASIN B0036S4AAE.
  2. ^ Lewis, Errol (July 29, 2017). "Chris Van Etten Promoted to Co-Head Writer at 'GH'". Soap Opera Network. New York City: Soap Opera Network, Inc. Retrieved July 29, 2017.

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