The producers of the online shows One Life to Live and All My Children have announced that a new union dispute has led them to move up a scheduled filming hiatus, starting the break today, almost two weeks early. But new shows will continue on their recently adopted twice-a-week schedule at least through September.
Read the company’s June 5 statement below.
I.A.T.S.E. (the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts) has not yet responded to EW’s request for comment. In January, Prospect Park, which bought the shows from ABC, was able to gear them up after working out deals with the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Directors Guild of America. While the shows have been well received by fans since their debuts in April, they’ve also been showing some signs of growing pains. Last month, TOLN changed the daily online airings of both shows to twice weekly airings, stating that research indicated they were “posting too many episodes and making it far too challenging for viewers to keep up.” They also made changes to the writing staff including the promotions of Lisa Connors and Chip Hayes to co-head writers of All My Children, and Jessica Klein and Marin Gazzaniga to co-head writers of One Life To Live.