AFTRA and the WGAw released statements responding to Prospect Park’s decision to pull the plug on the All My Children and One Life to Live web series.
In a statement released by Prospect Park, principals Rich Frank and Jeffrey Kwatinetz blamed the unions for the decision to kill the project:
“While we narrowed in on a financial infrastructure, the contractual demands of the guilds, which regulate our industry, coupled with the program’s inherent economic challenges ultimately led to this final decision.
AFTRA, the union that represents the actors on the shows, released a statement in response:
“Despite initial progress in our negotiations with Prospect Park toward resolving a fair agreement to cover the performers appearing on these programs, we were perplexed and disappointed that for the past month Prospect Park has not responded to our repeated inquiries to resume those discussions. We now conclude from the press reports that Prospect Park faced other challenges unrelated to our negotiations, which prevented continuation of those discussions.”
WGAw, the union that represents the writers, also released a statement:
“We were disappointed to learn that Prospect Park’s financing fell through. Prior to the end of last week, we were close to a fair deal for the writers.”