With “All My Children” currently filming its second weeks worth of shows and “One Life to Live” scheduled to begin filming on Monday, March 18, Soap Opera Network has learned new information about the studio NEP Broadcasting had been constructing for both soaps at the Connecticut Film Center (CFC) in Stamford, which previously housed production for the TBS sitcom “Are We There Yet?”
The studio provides the soaps with 55,000 square feet of production, editing, and office space. NEP Studios built a permanent control room for the shows. The contract between NEP and Prospect Park states that NEP will provide a “full-time engineer, design and installation for the control room, and integration services for the production’s XDCAM® workflow utilizing Sony® PDW-F1600 record decks. In addition, NEP is designing and equipping a postproduction bay to enable on-site Avid® video and audio editing of the shows for presentation on the Internet.”
In a statement released today, Bruce Heller, president, Connecticut Film Center, said, “We have been pleased to collaborate with NEP Studios on several productions, the latest being the soap operas. They have been an excellent partner for us, and their deep technical and equipment know-how and design expertise make the ideal complement to our physical production space.” He added, “Most importantly, the productions love working with NEP Studios because they know they can rely on NEP’s first-rate equipment, service, and knowledge.”
“Prospect Park’s revival of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ represents the new paradigm in television viewing, with consumers accessing more and more of their favorite content via the Internet. We’re pleased that Prospect Park chose NEP Studios to be part of this groundbreaking effort,” said Barry Katz, senior vice president and general manager of NEP Studios. “Our successful track record supporting ‘The People’s Court’ at the Film Center, coupled with the state of Connecticut’s extremely attractive 30 percent tax credits for motion picture and television productions, were key factors in Prospect Park’s selection of NEP Studios and Connecticut Film Center.”
Click here to get a behind-the-scenes look at “All My Children’s” and “One Life to Live’s” new home.