Lynn Marie Latham

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Lynn Marie Latham is an American television writer, producer, and showrunner.[1] Her initial foray into writing for television was as a story editor for the series Berrenger's in 1985. That same year, Latham became a writer for the nighttime serial Knots Landing.

Career[edit]

In 1991, she and husband Bernard Lechowick created the prime-time drama Homefront, based in the post-World War II era. Latham co-created the television dramas Wild Card, Hotel Malibu, and Second Chances. In addition to serving as Executive Producer on those series, Latham also executive-produced The District and That's Life. She was a creative consultant on both Savannah and Pacific Palisades, a writer and producer on Knots Landing, and head writer for the ABC Daytime soap opera Port Charles. Latham served as both Head Writer and Executive Producer of The Young and the Restless from 2006 to 2007. Her first episode as Y&R's head writer garnered 5,304,000 viewers while All My Children and Days of Our Lives received 3,235,000 and 3,972,000 viewers respectively.[citation needed]

Latham's father, John H. Latham, was a Western writer who published seven novels and over a thousand short stories. Her cousin, Aaron Latham, wrote the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy.[citation needed]

Positions held[edit]

Mama Malone

  • Writer: March 1984 - July 1984

Berrenger's

Knots Landing (head writer from September 1985 - May 1990)

  • Producer: 1988 - 1991
  • Script Writer: 1985 - 1991
  • Executive Story Editor: 1985 - 1988

Homefront

  • Creator
  • Writer: September 1991 - April 1993
  • Executive Producer: September 1991 - April 1993

Hotel Malibu

  • Creator
  • Writer: August 1994 - September 1994
  • Executive Producer: August 1994 - September 1994

Live Through This

  • Executive Consultant: 2000

Pacific Palisades

  • Writer: April 1997 - July 1997
  • Creative Consultant: April 1997 - July 1997

Port Charles (hired by Angela Shapiro)

Savannah

  • Writer: 1996
  • Creative Consultant: 1996

Second Chances

  • Creator
  • Writer: November 1993 - February 1994
  • Executive Producer: November 1993 - February 1994

That's Life

  • Writer: 2001
  • Executive Producer: 2000 - 2001

The District

  • Writer: 2000
  • Executive Producer: 2000

Wild Card

  • Creator
  • Writer: August 2003 - July 2005
  • Executive Producer: August 2003 - July 2005

The Young and the Restless (hired by Barbara Bloom & Steve Kent)

Knots Landing Credits[edit]

The following episodes were written by Latham

Lynn Marie Latham & Bernard Lechowick

  • 124. A Man of Good Will

Lynn Marie Latham & Dianne Messina Stanley

  • 269. Devil on My Shoulder
  • 297. Upwardly Mobile

Lynn Marie Latham & James Stanley

  • 240. Giganticus II: The Revenge
  • 262. My First Born

Bernard Lechowick & Lynn Marie Latham

  • 239. Birds Do It, Bees Do It

Lynn Marie Latham Solo Credits:

  • 137. Awakenings
  • 141. To Sing His Praise
  • 149. A Key to a Woman's Heart
  • 155. The Legacy 163. Reunion
  • 170. Over the Edge
  • 178. My True Love
  • 184. Neighborly Conduct
  • 189. Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate
  • 191. Missing Persons
  • 195. There are Smiles
  • 201. Noises Everywhere (2)
  • 206. If Not Now, When?
  • 208. The Blushing Bride
  • 211. A Fair Race
  • 218. The Perfect Alibi
  • 221. Borderline
  • 223. The Pick-Up Game
  • 225. A Weekend Getaway
  • 229. Cabin Fever
  • 231. Mrs. Peacock in the Library with the Lead Pipe
  • 234. The Spin Doctor
  • 236. Double Jeopardy
  • 244. Straight Down the Line
  • 250. Prince Charming
  • 254. Mixed Messages
  • 257. Never Judge a Book By Its Cover
  • 266. The Grim Reaper
  • 275. The Fan Club
  • 278. Blind Side
  • 282. You Can Call Me Nick
  • 286. The Lady or the Tiger
  • 292. Always on Your Side
  • 294. Call Me Dimitri

Head Writing Tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Carolyn Culliton
Richard Culliton
Head Writer of Port Charles
January 1998 – early 1999
Succeeded by
Scott Hamner
Preceded by
Kay Alden
John F. Smith
Head Writer of The Young and the Restless
(with Kay Alden: 2/16/06-12/22/06)
(with John F. Smith: 2/16/06-11/10/06)
(with Scott Hamner: 10/26/06-12/22/07)

February 16, 2006 – December 22, 2007
Succeeded by
Josh Griffith
Maria Arena Bell

Executive Producing Tenure[edit]

Preceded by
John F. Smith (no EP listed before she joined)
Executive Producer of The Young and the Restless
(with Josh Griffith)

October 25, 2006 – December 24, 2007
Succeeded by
Josh Griffith

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 

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