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A real soap opera for Branson - Branson to be featured in CBS's "As The World Turns"

by Special Release to Branson Courier
published: Mar 1, 2007

The world will turn its attention to Branson this summer when the Emmy award-winning daytime drama As The World Turns comes to town. As The World Turns Executive Producer Christopher Goutman and John Wallen, Owner of Concept Marketing, Inc. jointly announced today that the CBS daytime drama will tape on location in Branson on June 6th, 7th and 8th. The episodes will air in July.

In the story, young lovers Gwen and Will Munson (Emmy award-winner Jennifer Landon and Jesse Lee Soffer) and their friend Maddie Coleman (Alexandra Chando) will travel to “The Live Music Show Capital of the World” to further Gwen’s musical career. Gwen’s rival Jade Taylor (Elena Goode) will follow them to Branson to stir up trouble for the trio. In addition to Landon, Soffer, Chando and Goode, 21 production and crew members will travel to Branson to film at various locations. Additional personnel will be hired from the Branson area to assist with the shoot.

“We are very excited about this opportunity,” said Christopher Goutman upon making the announcement. “Branson will play a really big part in the story. We want this to be big for both As The World Turns and for Branson.”

After months of work, Account Executive, Ann Reinke will bring this terrific exposure to our community. We are delighted about the opportunity to present Branson to this audience in an exciting new way!” said John Wallen. “We are confident that the people of Branson will welcome As the World Turns with open arms. Obviously we can’t disclose the story line, but we can say that people will be talking about Branson and As The World Turns.

As The World Turns celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 2, 2006. The show received 12 Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 2006, including Outstanding Daytime Drama Series. Christopher Goutman is Executive Producer and Jean Passanante is Headwriter. A Procter & Gamble Production, As The World Turns is taped in Brooklyn, NY. The show can be seen weekdays on the CBS Television Network. (Check local listings).


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