According to the New York Times, contract negotiations may interrupt production of 'All My Children' for a few months. Reports originally had Prospect Park continuing 'All My Children' just days after leaving ABC on Sept. 23, but now the show might not move online until the first quarter of 2012.
Taking 'AMC' from TV to the web requires changes to the production budgets and those have to go through negotiations with guilds and unions that represent the production staff.
"The love and support for 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' is truly amazing," Prospect Park said in a statement. "Since we announced our intention to work with the shows, the fan outreach we've experienced over the past few weeks further validates our decision to work to keep them going for years to come. However we also respect the organizations and processes that are in place so that all can apply their craft within the infrastructure that the entertainment industry has set, specifically in this case with the appropriate guilds and unions."
"We are in the process of working out the essential terms of our proposed collective bargaining agreements with the appropriate guilds and unions, which we must do prior to firming up deals with above-and below-the-line talent," the company said. "We will provide updates as needed."
Since 'One Life to Live' isn't scheduled to leave ABC until January, it's expected that negotiations won't hold up its move to the Internet.
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