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Bradley Bell, head writer “The Bold and the Beautiful”: On strike against himself

Bradley Bell, head writer and exec producer of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” might be expected to beBradleybellcrop_3 particularly conflicted about the strike: His family's Bell Prods. owns the soap opera and, as such, Bell was on strike against himself.

“I’m letting other producers deal with negotiations and running the show,” Bell said on the picket line outside CBS, adding that he didn’t have to think about joining it. “I totally sympathize with the writers on this,” he said. “I don’t think it’s unreasonable what we’re asking for.” — J.A.

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