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
Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank are continuing to utilize their pop music connections to cross promote their new online soaps. R&B sensation Jason Derulo taped an episode of All My Children on May 8. He performed his new single "The Other Side" at a fictional gala thrown by Brooke English (Julia Barr).
"I was thrilled to stop by Pine Valley to perform my new single for All My Children. It's such an iconic show and it’s cool to be a part of its revival online,” says Derulo. “I have nothing but love and respect for the cast and series and had a blast on set.”
Enough with bow wow wow, yippie yo yippie yay. This Lion wants to ROAR again in Llanview!
Rapper and One Life to Live fan extraordinaire Snoop Lion has agreed to produce the soap's new theme song, "Brand New Start." The former Doggfather will also appear in several episodes of the TOLN soap. READ MORE
All eyes in the entertainmernt business community are on Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz, as the CEO's potentially game-changing plan to bring daily soaps online gets ready to kick off with the April 29 returns of One Life to Live and All My Children. Kwatinetz recently gave an exclusive interview with Forbes about the ambitious venture every soap fan is hoping he can pull off. Here are a few excerpts:
On why Prospect Park's The Online Network (TOLN) chose to launch with soaps:
"First of all, I love the soaps. But they also presented us with an opportunity to take a property that has an extremely loyal, long-term fan base and resurrect it in a new format. Taking One Life to Live and All My Children online was a chance for us to make these shows great." READ MORE
Fans hoping to deliver goodies to Michael Easton (John McBain) for his birthday received sad news, straight from the popular General Hospital star himself. Easton won't be there to accept any cake, cards or presents, because he will be legally prohibited from being at GH after Feb 8. Posted Easton on Facebook: