Drama is allegedly going down at Prospect Park, and we are not talking about the onscreen storylines for their two soap operas! The Wrap is reporting the production company is locked in a battle with the union which represents All My Children’s production crew.
According to the site, the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees - Local 52 (IATSE) are looking at PP’s finances to determine if AMC went over budget and violated the labor agreement. The Wrap claims PP 's deal with the union allowed their members to be paid below the standard day rate, if they didn’t spend more than $125,000 per episode. Per The Wrap's article, certain AMC episodes may have bypassed that amount by more than double.
If PP is guilty of breaching their agreement, it could cost the company thousands of dollars in back pay to union members and travel expenses for the crew, says the article.
The Wrap's post also alleges IATSE believes the arrangement PP hammered out with FX Canada to broadcast AMC, violated their contract. So far, PP and IATSE are keeping mum on these allegations. However, a spokesperson for PP reportedly insisted to The Wrap that AMC's production budget for each episode is "well below $100,000".