New York, NY -- Guiding Light is making some changes that may surprise their fans.
The production changes take effect today, February 29, will bring a modern, more realistic look tot he show. They're hoping viewers will be entertained by the stories and characters in a more intimate way.
The new model will showcase all around changes in the set, and the way the show is directed, edited, and designed. Permanent sets will now feature four walls and a ceiling. There will also be 32 more sets, which the show hopes will allow viewers to see more of the fictional town of Springfield. Hand held cameras will shoot the actors inside the sets, delivering a higher level of realism and intimacy to the audience. The show has also adopted the town of Peapack, New Jersey for all of its exterior scenes.
Executive Producer Ellen Wheeler says the new model will allow them to really bring Springfield to life for the viewers, "Our fans want to see more of our characters lives - from the houses they live in, to the cars they drive, to the experiences they have in their everyday lives."
The new model will combine elements from film, reality, and daytime to deliver the more realistic feel that fans have asked for.
Today will also mark the launch of the Guiding Light's new website. The new site is interactive and rich with video, which will showcase the new look of the show. It will also provide new content on the happenings of Springfield's residents, and will also allow users to upload their own pictures and video.
To view the Guiding Light's new website, click here.
To hear a phone interview that WFMY News 2's Maila Rible conducted with Daniel Cosgrove, who plays Bill Lewis, and Marcy Rylan, who plays Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spaulding, click on the video button.
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