Prospect Park appears to be taking its acquisition of the rights to produce All My Children and One Life to Live quite seriously. Though the media company has been relatively quiet in terms of issuing public statements, the company has been active behind the scenes.
"Tuesday night, Prospect Park presented their first proposal on this," Willey told Soap Opera Digest. "I'm very excited about it. These folks are innovators and I think they are very smart."
The terms of the offers were not made public. As previously reported, Prospect Park has been engaged in meetings with the various unions representing the cast and crew in an attempt to reach terms that are acceptable to all parties involved in the production of AMC and One Life to Live. The guarantees, or minimum rates that actors and crew members can be paid under union guidelines, are traditionally less for Internet-based programs than they are for programs on broadcast television.
In an interesting development, Deadline Hollywood's Nellie Andreeva reports that Prospect Park's offer to Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) is "basically the same salary she currently has at ABC." Andreeva goes on to say that Lucci is mulling the offer.
Earlier this week, Prospect Park announced that it former CEO of VeriSign, Stratton Sclavos, would advise the company on its content delivery, and Mike Kwatinetz will provide strategic guidance.
Sources also state that Prospect Park has been approaching outlets about possibly broadcasting All My Children and One Life to Live on a cable channel.