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FSU Mass Comm Students Hold Teleconference with TV Writer and Director

Frostburg State University students from the Mass Communications Department recently had the opportunity to ask questions of a TV writer and director presently working in the field.

Students from the "Writing for Electronic Media" courses conducted a teleconference with daytime drama director Anthony Mornia and head writer Sally Sussman Morina, the husband and wife creative team behind the MTV soap "Spyder Games."

Sally, who made daytime history by creating the first minority-based soap opera "Generations" in the late 80s, has more recently served as head writer of NBC's "Days of our Lives." Anthony currently directs ABC's "Port Charles." The pair fielded questions concerning acting for soap operas, breaking into the TV industry and producing, directing and writing for a daily show.

The teleconference was the brainchild of FSU instructor and former soap actor Edward Mallory. Mallory played Dr. Bill Horton on "Days of our Lives" from 1966 to 1980 and later directed several dramas including "Generations," "All My Children" and "The Young and the Restless." A resident of Swanton, Mallory now teaches three classes at FSU, including "Writing for Electronic Media."

For more information on the FSU Mass Communications Department, call 301-687-3049.

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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