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The GH executive producer recently did an interview that touched on this. Days also asked ED for permission to use a picture of her a few years ago.

Why don't soaps use more flashbacks?


“You have to pay a full show fee to every actor in the flashback,” reveals Valentini. “We used a lot of flashbacks for the Nurses’ Ball, but you’ll notice that we cut out some of the people.”


"If an actor is no longer on a show but that show continues to use their picture (like Steve Burton as Jason on the Quartermaine mantel) does the actor get paid for the use of his image?


“Yes,” responds Valentini. “There is a nominal fee if the actor is no longer on the show.”





And Off/Topic, but this comes up a lot, so...-

Do writers really get some sort of commission for creating new characters? How do they figure out how much extra they get paid?

“Absolutely not,” responds GH Executive Producer Frank Valentini. “I have no idea where that rumor started.
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http://carolynhinsey.tainteddreamstheseries.com/2013/09/20/you-asked-carolyn-answers/
Edited by six, Oct 8 2013, 08:48 AM.
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