Meet the interviewer:
Douglas Hayden has worked as a stage manager in the daytime serials genre since the 1980s, first working on The Young and The Restless, then General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. Hayden has been a member of two DGA Award-winning directorial teams, for an episode of General Hospital directed by William Ludel in 1996, and another directed by Scott McKinsey in 1998. Hayden has also been nominated for nine Daytime Emmy awards for being part of the directorial team, winning once in 2011 for The Bold in the Beautiful. Hayden has served on the Western AD/SM/PA Council since 1998, as well as the 2014 Negotiating Committee.