Prospect Park is continuing to press on with its plans to produce its post-ABC versions of All My Children and One Life to Live. The media company has presented stars of AMC with proposals. According to a report, at least one star has been made an offer that is similar to her contract with ABC.
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.
) revealed that Prospect Park has made its initial contract offerings to the stars of AMC.
"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
) 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.