John F. Smith

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John F. Smith is an American soap opera writer and producer. During the WGA strike, he chose financial core status with the WGA and continued working.

Smith is best known for his stints as head writer of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. During Smith's tenure on Y&R, during a period of widespread audience erosion, its ratings increased by over two million viewers. Most of the gains occurred in 2004 when Smith co-wrote the show with longtime Y&R scribe Kay Alden.

Positions held

The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Script Writer: January 22, 2008 – present
  • Breakdown Writer: January 22, 2008 – present
  • Executive Storyline Consultant: 2002 - 2003
  • Associate Head Writer: 1987 - 2002

The Young and the Restless
  • Executive Producer: May 2, 2005 - May 12, 2006
  • Co-Executive Producer: 2003 - April 29, 2005
  • Co-Head Writer: 2002 - November 2006
  • Associate Head Writer: 1986 - 2002
  • Script Writer: 1982 - 1986

Awards and nominations

Smith has been nominated for and won numerous Daytime Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and Producers Guild of America Awards.


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