Last week TVSource Magazine learned soap writer Thom Racina, script writer for CBS’ The Young and the Restless has been let go. When Thom joined Y&R back in the summer it was a surprise to many, as Thom hadn’t wrote for soaps in over 10 years.
Script Writer Out At Y&R
BY: Omar Nobles
Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 5:40 PM
Last week TVSource Magazine learned that soap writer Thom Racina, script writer for CBS’ The Young and the Restless has been let go. When Thom joined Y&R back in the summer it was a surprise to many, as Thom hadn’t wrote for soaps in over 10 years.
On his website, Thom raved about the chance to be working for The Young and the Restless. “I’ve been away from the genre for a long time–was rather surprised when I got the offer–but my love for it rekindled in a moment, and not only for the paycheck. I just really enjoy it. This time around it’s almost like a whole new ball game, in that I’m doing scripts for a change–easier than head writing, I’ll say–but equally as challenging and creative.”
We contacted Mr. Racina this past weekend to find out his take on his Y&R experience. “It was great creative fun while it lasted, but having gotten input put all along from producers there and other members of the writing team praising my scripts, it came as a bit of a shock.”
Racina appeared on the popular talk-radio show In the Zone Radio back in July, excited about what was to on the horizon. Though he expressed no desire to become a head writer (“Never again,” he said during the interview), he was happy to be working in the genre once more. Thom’s outlook is pretty simple. “The reality is that this is television, the network rules, it’s the great revolving door, I know it all too well and it shouldn’t really surprise me. I think maybe it’s time I write my memoirs, don’t you think?”
It might be time for one. Given some of the stories he shared during his radio interview, it would definitely be a good read.
Thom’s past soap work includes Search For Tomorrow, Another World, Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, and General Hospital.
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