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Cady McClain’s Passion Project Docu-Series, Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct, Launches IndieGoGo Campaign!

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Is there anything Cady McClain can’t do?  She’s a Daytime Emmy-winning actress beloved by fans for her roles as Dixie All My Children, Rosanna on As the World Turns and Kelly on The Young and the Restless, but she is also a writer, producer, and director.

As her social media followers have seen over the last year, Cady has been developing a documentary series on women director’s and has traveled the world to interview and feature some of the best of the best as part of her series concept, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct.

McClain’s subjects for the project include: Sarah Gavron (Suffragate), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Bethany Rooney (Pretty Little Liars), Joanna Kerns (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Betty Thomas (The Brady Bunch Movie, and Dr. Doolittle), and yes, former GH star and director, Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH and director, Pretty Little Liars), plus countless other unbelievably talented individuals.

And speaking of McCullough, she also part of the producing team of Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct, along with Cady’s husband, GH star Jon Lindstrom (Kevin), plus Kate Super and Amanda Quinn Olivar.

McClain hopes her documentary series will inspire a dialog where there will no longer be a delination between male and female directors, so everyone will be called a “director” no matter what their gender, if this is their chosen profession behind the camera.  As McClain and others point out, women directors deliver some of the most powerful and memorable work in this highly visionary and creative job that is predominately dominated by men.

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Currently, Cady is looking for funding to complete her passion project via an IndieGoGo Campaign that has been set up and has already raised over $26,000 plus.  She is looking to get to $50,000 within the next two months.  According to her video pitch for her campaign and series, there are some definite fun perks for fans who want to get in on the action, and help support McClain and her team!

Check out Cady’s Seeing is Believing: Women Direct video here and see how you can join the funding campaign and help make this intriguing project a reality!  Then, let us know what you think of the concept and who else has attached their name to it in the comment section below!

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Kelly Ripa Reveals How Her Son Chose NYU Due To The Consuelos Connection To Former Soap EP/ Director, Chris Goutman

Last week on an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the former star of All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) told Ryan Seacrest how a chance meeting when her son, Michael was deciding where to go to college; between her, Michael, and Chris Goutman (Ex-Executive Producer As the World Turns and former director, All My Children) changed the course of Michael’s creative and academic path.

Turns out that Goutman is now working over at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts as an assistant professor and academic director.

During their banter on the talk show, Kelly revealed that Goutman directed the screen-test that landed Mark Consuelos the role of Mateo on All My Children, and thus how Ripa met her real-live enduring lovematch.

Ripa explained that Michael was waiting for a sign as to which college to go to as he liked most of the places he saw.  Then came the sign as Ripa explained to Seacrest: “We’re walking down the hallway and I hear a voice I know say, ‘Consuelos!’ “He turns around and I see Chris Goutman, who was our director at All My Children … I worked with him for 11 years.”

Ripa says Chris then expressed to Michael: “You have to come here, because I am the reason you literally exist.”

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Ripa is reportedly also working on a film for the class, as well.  Watch what Kelly shared below.

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Then let us know your thoughts on the story Kelly told via the comment section below.

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Y&R, AMC and GL Alum, Jeff Branson Featured In New AppleTV+ Drama, ‘For All Mankind’

Daytime Emmy winner, Jeff Branson is featured in a new drama coming your way on the new AppleTV+ platform.  Branson takes on the role of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong in For All Mankind.

At the epicenter of the story is NASA and the Soviet space program as they square off in the space race of the 1970s.  But this has a twist, America has lost the race and tensions boil over between the two nations.

The main focus in the series is the lives of the astronauts and the personal and professional relationships they encounter. For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

Branson is fondly remembered in soapland for his performances as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Randall on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

In addition to Branson the cast includes: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. General Hospital’s Jason David (Aiden Spencer) also appears in the series.

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The first season streams on on AppleTV+ beginning on November 1st, with the second season of the series “all systems go”.

Watch the teaser for the series and interviews with some of the cast including: what Branson had to share about playing Neil Armstrong below.

Then let us know, would you love to see Jeff back on the soaps? Will you be checking out the new streaming service featuring For All Mankind and check out Jeff’s performances? Comment below.

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TODAY: ‘Tainted Dreams’ Begins To Stream Episodes On PopStar! TV Platform

Beginning today on Monday, September 23rd, the series Tainted Dreams, which shows you the behind-the-scenes antics of a fictional hit TV soap opera, will stream its first two seasons for free on the on the Popstar! TV platforms.

To view: you can download the Popstar! TV’s mobile app or visit www.popstaronline.com to watch Tainted Dreams or for more info visit https://www.tainteddreams.com/#home-section.

For those who need a refresher: Tainted Dreams follows the cast and crew behind the scenes of a hit TV soap opera called “Painted Dreams”, and of course, it’s filled with lots of twists and turns

In addition, there is a bonus episode on Popstar! TV that gives some background on how all the characters came to be a part of “Painted Dreams”.

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Sonia Blangiardo, the executive producer and creator of Tainted Dreams shared in a statement: “We are thrilled that there is more life for the show and that the new exposure will attract new viewers for the series. We’re excited to be in great company with the other shows the platform will be streaming and couldn’t be happier to be working with Craig and Jim Romanovich who has always been a loyal soap supporter.”

Tainted Dreams features a cast that includes: All My Children veterans Alicia Minshew, Walt Willey, Michael Lowry, Bobbie Eakes, Terri Ivens and the late Larkin Malloy, General Hospital’s Natalia Livingston, As the World Turns‘ Colleen Zenk, Austin Peck, Marnie Schulenburg and Kelley Menighan, Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander, One Life to Live’s Ilene Kristen, Tonja Walker, Nathan Purdee and James DePaiva, Big Brother’s Jessie Godderz, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo, and more.

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So, will you be checking out Tainted Dreams on its new platform? Comment below,

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