Read the Prospect Park statement below:
The love and support for ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE is truly amazing. Since we announced our intention to work with the shows, the fan outreach we’ve experienced over the past few weeks further validates our decision to work to keep them going for years to come. However we also respect the organizations and processes that are in place so that all can apply their craft within the infrastructure that the entertainment industry has set, specifically in this case with the appropriate guilds and unions.The announcement came on the day that Prospect Park heads Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz met with ALL MY CHILDREN cast and crew on-set for the first time since publicizing their future plans for the series.
We are in the process of working out the essential terms of our proposed collective bargaining agreements with the appropriate guilds and unions, which we must do prior to firming up deals with above- and below-the-line talent. We will provide updates as needed.
Deadline Hollywood speculates this could delay AMC's relaunch until Q1 of 2012. The New York Times says "several months". The Los Angeles Times believes that Prospect Park probably would also have to find new homes to shoot the soaps. ABC is planning on using the New York set of ONE LIFE TO LIVE for its Katie Couric talk show launching next year.
If the union issues can be worked out before OLTL leaves ABC, the delay for that soap could be less. Stay tuned.
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