PP and ABC/D met with Judge Hess on Wednesday and the result was that the proceeding was continued and will resume with another meeting on November 20th. The Judge has issued an Order to Show Cause regarding the bankruptcy. This basically means that the judge wants PP to explain/justify the bankruptcy filing as it will affect how/when this case can move forward.
I know that we all wish this would just come to resolution and/or at least go to trial so that we can all move forward. The shows are in limbo as this case stands in limbo. We know that this news may have many of you saying to yourself, “Why then continue to task? Why continue to fight?” Well there are some very good reasons that we should continue:
1. While this is not coming to a speedy resolution it will be resolved. We expect that it will be resolved in 2015 before ABC makes its decisions about the following year’s schedule.
2. This delay gives actors that have found work time to carry out their current commitments. We know quite a few have found work on other soaps. We know this genre- most will not be on their shows for many years to come. Storylines come to an end, characters are killed off, contracts are not renewed, etc.
3. While quite a few actors have found other steady work there are many who have not. A resurrection of these shows would be a fantastic opportunity for them.
4. Our consistent outreach and outcry helps keep the remaining soaps on the air; especially GH. ABC hears us loud and clear. While they won’t publicly say much they know that they don’t want to endure the wrath that cancelling GH would create. The other networks are also aware of the continued fan communication and while they had previously considered cancelling their soap operas they are now more wary of doing so.
Right now there is not as much for fans to do regarding tasks. We don’t like to create tasks just for the sake of having a task. We want our efforts to be strategic/useful/beneficial. We do know that continued contact is worthwhile though because it continually proves ABC wrong. We have direct personal knowledge that ABC fully expected the fan backlash BUT they felt that once the shows stopped airing that fans would move on. They’ve been totally caught off-guard that this much time later we still care and we are showing no signs of going away. This type of impact has given us the best chance to get our shows back once this lawsuit is settled.
So please don’t let the court case delay get you down and feeling defeated. Remember- we have beaten so many odds already. When they were cancelled by ABC we were told that nobody wanted them. Well companies did want them and PP got them. When PP ran into financial trouble and shelved the plan to resurrect them people once again said to give it up because it was over. Then PP did find the funding they re-launched the shows. So now we are here waiting for a court case to be settled. We expect ABC to regain the rights to the shows. In March an ABC spokesperson stated, “We value the history and the legacy of both ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’. They are television institutions.” Let’s work together to ensure that they keep that sentiment and do something with it once they are able. Come back here on Monday for a task to help keep our shows top of mind.
We had a feeling that once we finally announced our summer plan
that something would happen…..and we were right!
Luken Communications is putting classic episodes of the old soap opera “The Doctors” on Retro TV.
Matthew Golden, Luken’s Vice President of Production, said
“The Doctors is one of the greatest examples of the soap opera format in its prime, loved by critics and audiences alike.
We’re thrilled to return this classic series to the air, and bring its exciting, engaging storylines back to our audience’s daily lives.”
Let’s all email him and let him know that we would love to see him bring
vintage episodes of AMC and OLTL to Retro TV as well.
Whether you personally would watch these episodes and/or currently get
the Retro TV station we could really use this to keep the shows top of mind and
show ABC how strong of a fanbase still exists.
EMAIL TO: Mgolden@luken.tv
It is summer which means many of us are busy with children and grandchildren.
Add in the fact that the PP/ABC lawsuit won’t be back in court until August 20th
and it is time to ease up a bit on tasking.
Right now the most important thing we can do is simple tasks to stay top of mind with ABC.
We will do this by mainly completing feedback forms and calling feedback lines.
We of course are continuing to monitor the situation and if an opportunity
or need arises that we can task we will be posting.
Please stay tuned to our page for updates.
We will also share some fun videos throughout summer to keep you amused.
For starters let’s celebrate summer with this video: http://youtu.be/UFGx2xSgAIM.
Now that you have a good reminder of how good AMC and OLTL were during the summer
lets fill out the GH feedback form and call GH’s feedback line and let them know how much
we miss being able to watch AMC and OLTL.
General Hospital comment form
General Hospital comment line:
Good morning guys :) (Wednesday)
Today we have an easy tweet kind of day.
As most of you know Ilene Kristen has been
on General Hospital 2 days this week and 2 last week.
Personally I love her on there! (Anywhere actually lol)
So today I would like for all those that tweet to send the
tweet below. If you are not on twitter please find a
friend that does and have them do it!! Thanks
Posting early for Wednesday :)
day of tasking for the week :) Just make sure at some point between now and Sunday
night you do the two below. And have a wonderful 4th of July, stay safe and enjoy!
An “insider” has come out saying that NATAS isn’t to blame for the Red Carpet debacle.
While we still feel that NATAS is ultimately responsible it does appear that
MWW and HERE TV/HERE Media also has some responsibility in this fiasco.
are ever involved in a soap related project again in the future.
The article that references their involvement is:
Over the weekend I saw that the Daytime Emmy page/ NATAS were sharing links to
Michael Fairmans Red Carpet Interviews, so our task for the day is an easy one,
go to each of the pages linked below, and simply comment on the posts with Michael
Fairman interviewing on the Red Carpet. We want to say “THIS is how Red Carpet interviews
should be, so please for next year bring in knowledgeable hosts such as Michael, Dan Kroll,” ETC.
For extra points (LOL) you can follow the interview links, and give them a view and a like :)
Ilene Kristen (Roxy/Deliah) will be gracing us with a couple of appearances on GH starting
today!! So please DVR it and “watch” even if you do not normally! We need her numbers to be
off the charts!! I will posts the other dates tomorrow :)
Good morning guys, we are going to wrap the tasks a day early this week
as at the moment there really isn’t much to do. So for today, and through
the weekend I would like for everyone to make sure they have hit each task
at least once. If you have already done them and feel you have more to say
fell free to do them again. I will post this weeks task below with links to
each. (they are links to the blog so they are safe :) )
Our tasks for today are quite simple, go to http://daytimeemmys.net/
and run your cursor along the time line to 2:40:10, this is where the
segment for Best Directing starts, watch it thru to the end of the #OLTL
acceptance speech please.
(little funny, did anyone else notice that when Mario Lopez was accepting
the award for Katie Couric (UGG) there was boo’ing, and that it sounded
like Kathy Griffen was leading them, and when the camera panned her way
she was flipping the bird x2? (watch that at 2:35) I have to admit that was my favorite
scene of hers LOL) I thought to myself, my sentiments exactly!!
Next for all those that are still hating the red carpet, I found a video
titled What REALLY Happened at the Daytime Emmys, done by
none other than one of the hosts. Feel free to leave respectful
comments on the video.
There is one part at 3:06:00 where she actually has a fan girl moment not shown in the
original Red Carpet video. She gets to meet Finola Hughs (Anna GH) and she actually knew
who she was!! LOL
And here are the links to