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BREAKING NEWS: Ron Carlivati to STAY with OLTL when it moves online!

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Fantastic news late today out of Prospect Park!  One Life to Live’s head writer, Ron Carlivati has agreed to stay on with the series when it moves online in January 2012 to its new home on The Online Network! (TOLN.com)

Prospect Park issued this official statement this afternoon, bringing the Daytime Award winning, Carlivati to the online version of Llanview along with several more key talent acquisitions.

Prospect Park Statement: Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of TOLN have confirmed today that a deal is in place for One Life to Live Emmy winning Head Writer and Consulting Producer Ron Carlivati, subject to a WGA agreement, to continue with the show when it moves online at the beginning of next year. Carlivati has been with the show since 1996 and a head writer since 2007.

Pending a final agreement with AFTRA, additional deals are in place for cast members Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn), Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans), Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) and Jerry VerDorn (Clint Buchanan) to join previously announced cast including Ted King, Michael Easton, Kassie DePaiva and Erika Slezak.

So ,what do you think of the news of Carlivati staying put and the rest of the cast confirmation pending final agreements with the WGA and AFTRA? We think things are looking awfully good for One Life to Live in its new home!

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Torrey
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Torrey

Yay!!! This is great news. Now I don’t have to worry about who will be leading the HW position over at OLTL….. We all have our gripes about different story lines, but I think OLTL has never been better. I will just be thrilled to see Trevor St. John, Bree Williamson, Florencia Lozano, Robin Strasser, Robert S. Woods, Hillary B. Smith…..and I would be over the moon, if OLTL would get Cathryn Hickland back!!!

DCCowgirl4Eva
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DCCowgirl4Eva

Thanks for all the headsup and news. Great job. 🙂

Dr. Donald G. Boudreau
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Dr. Donald G. Boudreau

NOONE in Llanview, Pennsylvania, has more rightly and publicly praised the talents and artistic prowess, and extraordinary accomplishments of Messrs. Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati than the great current United States Senator, Dorian Cramer Lord. Senator Lord, who many of us know left the position as Mayor of Llanview, Pennsylvania, because her country called her to public service in our Nation’s Capital (and who in past months, thus early departed OLTL, due to her then chronic back pain). But, the actress Ms. Strasser is fully recuperated now, and it is time PROSPECT PARK and TOLN. It is time for the… Read more »

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

I’m loving this wonderful OLTL news–yay! 🙂

aria
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aria

Thanks to the universe for this news, and i’m so glad he wont be writing for GH. so i don’t have to worry about mother and daughter w/ split personality, twins who share the same lovers, and a trio of siblings walking around naked all the time.

jp
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jp

Great news for OLTL fans. I am waiting for Todd, Tea, Bo, Nora and Jessica to sign on. If PP wants to do this right, they would be negogiating with Robin Strasser as we speak. I cant wait to see who else will come aboard.

Lori
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Lori

The Gods are listening…a hearty thank you to Prospect Park…Me and Mom will both be watching, with all of these new additions….keep the rest of the cast coming! I hope Brian Frons is crying in his coffee every day.

Kate
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Kate

Here Here!!! I wholeheartedly agree!!!! We are soap fans and we are proud and loyal to the charecters and the actors portraying them. Long live One Life to Live and All My Children!

Blake
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Blake

So glad Frank will continue writing for OLTL!!!! Happy that he’s not going to GH instead. Suck on that Frons! I’m glad to see a lot of actors following over. I hope Dorian and Roxy come also. I hope Delphina will always be on the show (she cracks me up!). Victor needs to come back from the dead and fight with (and sometimes work with) Todd. And I agree that Catherine Hickman can come back as Lindsey. Hopefully with not having Frons and ABC breathing down their necks the show can do so much more and bring back people they… Read more »

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I hope they can also find a home on a cable station so everyone can continue to enjoy it! And please bring back Victor!

Rita
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Rita

please get roger howarth to sign on.don’t bring back victor let roger claim his family back as the real todd m.

nancy maniotis
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nancy maniotis

Ron is a brilliant writer and i am over-the-moon that he will be staying on w/ OLTL. THANKS R.C.

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Check out a trailer for the pic below.   The film drops tomorrow on July 23rd.

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Now, in conjunction with the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT), and its president and director/producer, Kim Waltrip, Davidson is launching a fundraising campaign to get the series made.

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In an exclusive interview on the Michael Fairman Channel, Eileen, Judith and Kim exclusive reveal key Intel on the project, campaign and working together.  The proposed series has also launched its official website here.

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PSWIFT is currently seeking donations through their non-profit – which are 100% tax-deductible – to fund the Filmmakers’ Lab’s next venture Dial Emme for Murder.  You can find out more on the different perks and packages if you donate to the project here.

Watch the interview with Michael, Eileen, Judith, and Kim below.

Then let us know, if you think Dial Emme for Murder featuring powerhouse actress, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Donna Mills, will be a must-see for you via the comment section.

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