For those who may be skeptical about Prospect Park’s ability to nab some big names and performers to appear on their proposed reboot’s of All My Children and One Life to Live, the production companies latest round of SAG-AFTRA negotiations (the actors union) looks increasingly viable.
In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, the publication spoke to several industry insiders who offered up the following comments on the actors pay scale situation, after the failed attempt with the union the last go-round of Prospect Park trying to get the beloved soaps online.
“It’s a much more humane deal and will expire in one year,” said one source. “If this works, if it’s successful, that can only be good for the actors,” says SOD’s source of the short length of the agreement, adding that while the base bay for performers in the contract is union scale. “None of us worked for scale when we were on ABC. And in this contract, there is room for them to negotiate the pay scale for individual actors just as before,” commented the source.
Talent Manager Michael Bruno added, ” I don’t have solid numbers yet, but I don’t think the pay is going to be that bad. I was concerned it would be a $100 a day and it’s not that.”
So soapers, who do you think Prospect Park should have on their top hit list of performers from AMC and OLTL? Do you believe Prospect Park plans to revive the soaps is going to work? Weigh-in!