Fantastic news for fans of the online revivals of All My Children and One Life to Live this afternoon! In an official statement just released, the labor dispute between Prospect Park and the Union has been resolved meaning new episodes will begin shooting after the current hiatus!
The official statement reads: “Today Prospect Park and the I.A.T.S.E. New York Production Locals 52, 161, 600, 700, 764, 798 and USA829 are pleased to announce that the two parties have resolved issues related to the production of All My Children and One Life To Live to their mutual satisfaction. As a result production of both series will resume, as planned following the shows’ hiatus, on August 12, 2013.
Speaking on behalf of the New York Production Locals, Local 600 Representative David Blake stated, “We are pleased that 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.”
“We thank the entire I.A.T.S.E. organization for their continued support in bringing these shows to fans, and we especially appreciate the efforts of Chaim Kantor and John Ford and our entire crew for helping us to move forward as a unified team,” said Jeff Kwatinetz.”
New episodes of both series are being produced by Prospect Park and The OnLine Network. One Life to Live debuted on ABC in 1968, and All My Children debuted on ABC in 1970. The shows were created by Agnes Nixon, and each ran for more than 40 years, until 2011. Both series have won numerous Daytime Emmys, and have earned hundreds of nominations in various categories. TOLN brought the shows back on April 29, 2013 and audiences can still log into HULU and iTunes to catch brand new episodes Mondays through Thursdays on HULU and iTunes.
So soap fans, and AMC and OLTL fans, happy to hear the news of the resolution between the Union and Prospect Park? Are you excited to know new episodes will begin shooting in August? Share your thoughts on this breaking news!