FRANK VALENTINI, executive producer
Frank Valentini became executive producer of ABC's "General Hospital" in January 2012. Previously he was executive producer of ABC's multi-award winning daytime drama, "One Life to Live." Valentini was honored with an Emmy Award for producing in 2002 and two consecutive wins in 2008 and 2009 as a part of the "One Life to Live" directing team, and in 2011 for the ABC daytime "What If" webisodes. In addition he was nominated for a DGA Award in 2002.
Prior to being named executive producer at "One Life to Live," Valentini held various positions on the show, including associate director, stage manager and coordinating producer. In addition to his duties at "OLTL," he served as a guest director on the ABC Daytime drama "All My Children." In 2008 he added commercial director to his credits with the "Endless Drama" broadcast and web campaign for ESPN. He directed ABC Daytime's innovative series of "What If" webisodes that began airing on abc.com and soapnet.com on July 12, 2010. The 10-part series features well known characters from "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" answering the questions, "What would happen if two characters from different soaps ran into each other? What would they say?"
Valentini has a vast knowledge of contemporary music, which he acquired when he served as a radio station music director, talent scout for Steam Records and freelance writer for VH-1. He served for two years on the board of the New Group Theater Company. He received his degree in film & television production from the University of Buffalo. He has traveled to over 75 countries, and in 2002 he became a published photographer.
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