More All My Children/One Life to Live Reboot BOMBSHELLS: Shows to Tape in Connecticut; License Fee For AMC HIGHER Than OLTL!By Jamey Giddens on December 23, 2012
More and more details about Prospect Park's plans to reboot All My Children and One Life to Live are coming out. Soap Opera Uncensored's Nelson Branco has published an in depth report with such bombshell details as :
Location, location, location: PP is planning to produce the shows in Stamford, CT. Studio space and sets are currently being designed.
In a deal between PP and Disney, the licensing fee for AMC was valued at a half-million more than ONE LIFE! Here are the deets:
AMC licensing fees: $4.5M per year through 2014 / $5M 2015-17 / additional $0.5M per year 2018-21.
OLTL licensing fees: $4M per year through 2014 / $4.5M 2015-17 / additional $0.5M per year 2018-21.
Plans are for the shows to be 30 minutes each, four days a week with a recap-type show on Fridays.
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