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Susan Lucci, who failed to garner a Daytime Emmy Awards nomination for the first time in a dozen years, will again host the awards telecast, scheduled to air May 25 on ABC. Daytime stars James DePaiva, Peter Bergman and Drake Hogestyn will complement Lucci.

It’s widely felt the lack of suspense regarding whether Lucci will finally win an Emmy could hurt the show’s ratings.

Sarabeth Schedeen has exited her post at Metropolitan Talent & Literary Agency to open her own Sarabeth Schedeen Management. Initial clients include Ricky Paull Goldin, Gary Graham and Dom Irrera.

Elizabeth Murphy Burns and W. Donald Cornwell have been reelected to the National Assn. of Broadcasters’ TV board of directors. Burns is prexy of Morgan Murphy Stations in Duluth, Minn. Cornwell is chairman and CEO of New York-based Granite Broadcasting Group.

The Nevada Motion Picture Division’s state-sponsored screenwriters competition has picked as judges Sara Morgoshes, literary agent for Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier, and Carl William Waynberg of the William Morris Agency. Deadline for submissions is April 30. Guidelines stipulate that at least 60% of any submitted feature film script be filmable in Nevada. There is a $ 10 entry fee for Nevada residents, $ 25 for non-residents. Rules and guidelines can be obtained from the Nevada Motion Picture Division at (702) 486-7150.

NBC has combined with T.G.I. Friday’s for a May sweeps marketing promotion, touting such events as the Academy of Country Music Awards and season-ending episodes of “Frasier,””Mad About You” and “Saturday Night Live.”

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