Two decades after she honed her writing skills at Northwestern University, Chicago native and soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created “All My Children.” It ran on ABC from 1970 until it was cancelled in 2011, but it relaunches online next Monday thanks to the efforts of longtime Hollywood talent manager and TV producer Jeff Kwatinetz, yet another of the school’s alums.
Fittingly, a trio of Northwestern undergrads will be involved in an upcoming episode.
Prospect Park (Kwatinetz’s production company) has commissioned three finalists from Northwestern’s annual playwriting festival (named in Nixon’s honor) to write a future installment of the soap, likely to stream in May or June. New episodes will be available next week on Hulu and iTunes.
In addition to real-world television experience, the students will each be paid $1,500 for their efforts and receive a professional writing credit on the episode.