Prospect Park and Labor Union Resolve Dispute Over All My Children and One Life to Live


All's well that is negotiated well. Prospect Park and I.A.T.S.E New York Production Locals 52, 161, 600, 700, 764, 798 and USA829 have ended their dispute over the production budgets for online soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live. According to a joint statement, production will resume on August 12.

“We are pleased that the parties were able to successfully address their concerns in a mutually beneficial way, which will enable these innovative shows to continue to be produced with our talented crews,” said New York Production Locals, Local 600 Representative David Blake.

Prospect Park principal, Jeff Kwatinetz has to be happy to have this particular item off his ever-expanding To-Do List. Said Kwatinetz:

"We thank the entire I.A.T.S.E. organization for their continued support in bringing these shows to fans, and we especially appreciate the efforts of Chaim Kantor and John Ford and our entire crew for helping us to move forward as a unified team.".


18 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Santa_Barbara_4Ever

    Great news indeed. I’ll say it again, this can’t be an easy project for PP…on so many different levels. Sure, there are alot of hiccups and kinks to work out, but they are delivering something that nobody else is doing. Sure we have other web soaps, but not of this length and magnitude. Plus, we don’t have to support by donating money or buying and executive producer title. They do deserve some credit for even getting this project off the ground and up and running.

    ***I’m by no means saying that PP is perfect and that there haven’t been issues where they are/were at fault***

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    Camp is not a sustainable model

    @everyone: I like PP because they fight like Hollywood production companies! They don’t play. And they will go down to the wire aka fire. To limit! To the wall!

    Somewhere TV Gord is strokeing his long beard like an old Chinese warrior as he walks away. I kid… I Kid… :bigsmile:

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    [quote=david46208]@everyone: I like PP because they fight like Hollywood production companies! They don’t play. And they will go down to the wire aka fire. To limit! To the wall! [/quote]

    I have to agree with you David. They really do fight. I’m kind of inspired.

    I’m also glad the shows will continue. I think they are going to get better in the second half when production resumes and everything is settled in.

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    OLTL was very good today. They’re picking up the pace and I love it. I was surprised and glad to see a familiar face. Viki was on fire. If they’re building up stress to make her D.I.D. manifest again then I hope Jean Randolph is the one who pops out.

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    To all the nay-sayers who said this was the end of OLTL and AMC, I’m so glad your crystal balls were wrong. Not to say there may not be issues that will arise but I applaud Prospect Park for doing what they are doing, whether or not they are as experienced as the networks. At least they are trying which is more than I can say for anyone else. True fans will continue to support their efforts and not predict gloom and doom every time there’s a hiccup.

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    I know I made a joke about PP dropping weekly anvils on our heads but I am a regular viewer of these online shows (and I wasn’t even a regular when they were on ABC) because I want to support the success of these shows however way I can because as someone who grew up loving ATWT, I know what it’s like to lose your favorite soap.

    I’m glad that this issue is resolved with the unions and that it won’t interrupt the streaming of the shows.
    No, I wasn’t happy about the announcement of No Cursing but it’s not that big of a deal as long as the writing continues to improve.

    Did anyone notice that JAMEY GIDDENS made a brief appearance on the MORE AMC web show? If you blinked you may have missed him but somehow my eagle eye caught a glimpse of him at the corner of the screen.

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    TV Gord

    I haven’t commented until now, because I didn’t see it until now. Most of you who even recognize my name (hi, david :beer: ) already know what I think. This looks like good news, and I hope it is. As I’ve always said (though it’s seldom acknowledged), I would like to see these shows succeed.

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    So glad that all is back on track. I was a little worried that things would not be resolved. It seems that is the how things go in today’s society. Glad this is exception and all was negotiated and settled. Love these two online shows.

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