Patrick Mulcahey

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Patrick Mulcahey is an American television writer who graduated from Yale University.

Career[edit]

Among his accomplishments, Mulcahey wrote The Bold and the Beautiful's 5,000th episode. In a recent interview, he acknowledged his close friendships with CBS Daytime's Senior Vice President Barbara Bloom, Robert Guza Jr., Nancy Lee Grahn, and the late Douglas Marland. He described the working relationship between Wendy Riche (former Executive Producer of GH) and Guza Jr. as "oil and water", and speaks highly of her. He also spoke highly of former Guiding Light Head Writer, Nancy Curlee, calling her a "meticulous" writer whose presence is greatly missed on daytime television.

He accused Gloria Monty of decimating General Hospital, and called Jackie Smith and John Conboy "clueless and comical".[1]

However, in a later interview with TV Guide (Canada) he clarified that he wasn't accusing Gloria Monty of decimating General Hospital. In fact, that opinion he stated was a "interpretation of something I said about GH, which I believe to be true — and that was that GH is very difficult to write because the generational structure of the show, with the exception of the Quartermaines, was decimated. By the time I got to GH, the Baldwins and all the rest of the families were gone. At least our families are still intact on The Bold and the Beautiful. But you know, Nelson, soaps are not about romance — they are about families. If two people fall in love, murder each other, or rob a bank, no one cares if no one is connected to those characters [and creates a fuss]. To me, that was something Monty didn’t care about, but at the same time, I wouldn’t say she destroyed the show in any sense. Obviously she gave it new life." [2]

Writing positions[edit]

The Bold and the Beautiful (hired by Bradley Bell)

  • Script Writer (June 2005 - January 4, 2008; April 18, 2008 – Present)
  • Story Consultant (November 2009 – present)

General Hospital

  • Associate Head/Breakdown Writer (1998- October 1999)
  • Script Writer (1996 - October 1999)

Guiding Light

  • Co-Head Writer (1994 – August 1994)
  • Associate Head/Breakdown Writer (1993–1994)
  • Script Writer (1982; 1992–1994)

Santa Barbara

  • Script Writer (1984–1990)

Texas

  • Script Writer (1980–1981)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards

WINS

  • (1982 & 1993; Best Writing; Guiding Light)
  • (1989; Best Writing; Santa Barbara)
  • (1999; Best Writing; General Hospital)
  • (2010; Best Writing; The Bold and the Beautiful)

NOMINATIONS

  • (1988 & 1990; Best Writing; Santa Barbara)
  • (1998 & 2000; Best Writing; General Hospital)
  • (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 & 2015; Best Writing; The Bold and the Beautiful)

Writers Guild of America Award

WINS

  • (1991 & 1992 seasons; Santa Barbara)
  • (1998 season; General Hospital)

NOMINATIONS

  • (1981 & 1982 seasons; Texas)
  • (1995 season; Guiding Light)
  • (1997 & 1999 seasons; General Hospital)

Head writing tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Nancy Curlee
Stephen Demorest
Head writer of Guiding Light
(with Stephen Demorest, Leah Laiman, Millee Taggart and Nancy Williams Watt)

1994 – August 1994
Succeeded by
Stephen Demorest
Leah Laiman
Millee Taggart
Nancy Williams Watt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrick Mulcahey". Soap Town USA. Retrieved November 15, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Interview: 'Santa Barbara' 25th Anniversary". TVGuide Canada. 

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