Hildy Silverman (M), Randee Dawn, Russ Colchamiro, Bjorn Hasseler,

Salon C

Many people turn their noses up at traditional soap operas, yet their serialized storytelling form and tropes have been adopted by media and written fiction alike. Let’s talk about what it is about soaps that have them drawing audiences across generations and what writers/showrunners can learn from their decades of success.