VIP..Very Important Poll
Posted February 2, 2013on:
There is a poll out right now that is pitting ABC against PP in regards to the 3 OLTL characters still on GH.
This is America so we of course have freedom of thought and opinion.
However before people make PP into the ultimate villain I think it is important to point out a few things.
Now, none of us fans are privy to the conversations, contracts, or agreements
that have been made between the parties involved.
However, we do know this: Prospect Park licensed AMC and OLTL when ABC cancelled
them as they wanted to save the shows and the jobs of so many actors and crew.
Prospect Park did not make their initial goal launch date but then again how
many of us have succeeded at something this big on our first attempt?
Prospect Park then allowed GH to borrow characters from OLTL to both enable some
out-of-work actors have an income stream as well as keeping OLTL top-of-mind.
In no way can one believe that Prospect Park would give away these characters if they were
still working to bring the show back. Now that Prospect Park has done the hard work of getting
the investors and backing needed ABC once again wants to mess with OLTL.
They have lost the rights to the characters which shows that PP did indeed loan those and not gift those.
One would reasonably assume then that the spirit of the agreement would include the actors as well.
For those rumors that state that the rate for the actors is slightly less on AMC and OLTL than on GH
we have to remember that these are for 30 minute shows versus 1 hour shows and are believed to be
done with a 5 week on and 5 week off schedule. This means they will have the availability to do other
projects in conjunction with the soap opera that they would have otherwise not been afforded the opportunity.
This ultimately could result in a much larger yearly income.
It is almost humorous that after fans have been so anti-ABC for about 2 years they are all of a sudden on ABC’s side and PP is the villain.
Let’s take note that PP has made it clear, they would be willing to share the OLTL characters on GH, though legally they’re under no obligation to do so. ABC has made no such statement; they just keep referring to lawyers and legal battles.