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. READ MORE
Kassie DePaiva can’t get enough of One Life to Live these days. In a new blog for Parade, the actress dished her joy about the serial having been brought back to life. She also praised her co-stars for their hard work. DePaiva stated:
Kelley Missal has been spot on with her portrayal of the Dani. Florenica Lozano made me want to hug my computer as she said goodbye to Victor [Trevor St. John]. I can’t keep my eyes off of Robin Strasser, What will Dorian do next? And will my character “Blair” fall for Todd… again!!! READ MORE
Just what has been the hold up in regards to Erica Kane fabulously descending upon Pine Valley? All My Children legend Susan Lucci broke it down in a recent We Love Soaps interview. Said La Lucci:
"I'm trying, and they are trying. There's a lot to work out simply because when they went into production I was in Atlanta working on the Marc Cherry series, DEVIOUS MAIDS. And now we're about to start Season 2 on my Investigation Discovery series, DEADLY AFFAIRS next week in New York. So that's a lot of complicated scheduling. Plus, ALL MY CHILDREN's schedule is also complicated and challenging because they work five weeks on and five weeks off. So trying to marry those two things, that's what the challenge is and that's what we're going to try to make happen." READ MORE
BREAKING NEWS: Agnes Nixon Reveals MAJOR Head Writer Changes at One Life to Live and All My Children!By Jamey Giddens on May 24, 2013
The behind-the-scenes shakeups keep coming for the new versions of All My Children and One Life to Live. Series creator Agnes Nixon has issued a statement revealing Chip Hayes and Lisa Connor are the new co-head writers of All My Children; while Jessica Klein and Marin Gazzaniga will now lead the writers' room at One Life to Live.
Marlene McPherson initially served as co-head writer for Prospect Park's new version of AMC, alongside Elizabeth Snyder. Thom Racina had been the sole head writer of OLTL, since the exit of Susie Bedsow Horgan. See Nixon's full statement below: