Sheri Anderson

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Sheri Anderson is an American television writer and producer who is the author of the fiction novel series, Salem's Secrets, Scandals and Lies, based on the television series Days of Our Lives that was released in conjunction with their 45th Anniversary. She previously worked primarily on serials and in international film and television development. She is widely credited for co-creating some of the most memorable storylines and Supercouples on American daytime television including Luke and Laura, Bo and Hope, John and Marlena, Patch and Kayla, Tony and Anna DiMera and Shane and Kimberly.

Anderson was also Creative Consultant on The Spot,[1] the first original content site on the internet. She is also a partner in CohenThomas Management/Hot Rock Media, representing leading actors in film and television. She is married to Paca Thomas, owner of Pacaworks a multi-media production company. The five time Emmy Award winner is the co-creator and former partner of Vidlit.com and is Bernie Taupin's sidekick/producer on Bernie Taupin's American Roots Radio heard on SiriusXM's The Loft.

Positions held[edit]

Another World

Days of Our Lives

  • Co-Head Writer: April 19, 1982 - November 10, 1986, July 10, 1992 - August 6, 1992, December 21, 1992 - April 28, 1993
  • Head Writer: June 12 - July 9, 1992, August 7 - December 18, 1992
  • Script Editor: 1990 - 1991
  • Script Writer: 1975 - 1976, 1981 - 1982
  • Story Consultant: 1988 - 1989

General Hospital

  • Associate Head Writer: 1979 - 1981
  • Script Writer: 1991

Guiding Light

  • Head Writer: 1987

Santa Barbara

  • Co-Head Writer: 1990

Falcon Crest

  • Co-Producer: 1989
  • Writer: 1989

Jumanji

  • Script Writer: 1998

"The Spot"

  • Creative Consultant/Exec. Producer: 1996

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards

WINS

  • (1976; Best Writing; Days of Our Lives)
  • (1991; Best Writing; Santa Barbara)

NOMINATIONS

  • (1981; Best Writing; General Hospital)
  • (1984, 1985 & 1987; Best Writing; Days of Our Lives)

Writers Guild of America Award

WINS

  • (1991 season; Santa Barbara)

NOMINATIONS

  • (1976, 1988, 1992 & 1994 seasons; Days of Our Lives)

Writing history[edit]

Preceded by
Pat Falken Smith
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives
(with Margaret DePriest: April 19, 1982 - October 25, 1984)
(with Thom Racina: September 24, 1984 – November 10, 1986)
(with Leah Laiman: December 3, 1984 – November 10, 1986)

April 19, 1982 - November 10, 1986
Succeeded by
Thom Racina
Leah Laiman
Preceded by
Joseph D. Manetta
Head Writer of Guiding Light
(with Joseph D. Manetta)

December 1986 – early 1987
Succeeded by
Pamela K. Long
Preceded by
Margaret DePriest
Head Writer of Another World
February – April 1988
Succeeded by
Donna Swajeski (WGA Strike)
Preceded by
Charles Pratt, Jr.
Head Writer of Santa Barbara
(with Maralyn Thoma)
(with Samuel D. Ratcliffe: June - July 1990)

May - July 1990
Succeeded by
Samuel D. Ratcliffe
Maralyn Thoma
Preceded by
Richard J. Allen
Beth Milstein
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives
(with Gene Palumbo: July 10, 1992 - August 6, 1992)
(with James E. Reilly: December 21, 1992 - April 28, 1993)

June 12, 1992 - April 28, 1993
Succeeded by
James E. Reilly

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yant, Monica (July 23, 1996). "As the Cyber World Turns", St. Petersburg Times, p. D1.

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