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Corday Productions & All Screens Media Launches Net Soaps The Interactive Soap Opera Website Platform!

After the announcement last week that Corday Productions and Days of our Lives executive producers Ken Corday and Greg Meng, along with All Screens Media Peter Heumiller, and Open Book Productions Crystal Chappell are launching a new interactive  online soap platform, today the official website for the venture is up!

To log on to the website Net Soaps/The Interactive Soap Opera go to www.netsoapstv.com  Once there check out the features and the concept which is Soap Operas … Reimagined! Net Soaps details, “We are developing the next generation of online, interactive, multi-lingual Soap Operas and Novelas. Together with our brand sponsor partners, we’ll build global audience communities and truly engage them with actor casting contests, location and show selection participation, viewer contests and more. In our world, the audience fully participates – and helps craft – the shows they want to watch.”

The site previews the following concepts: an actor/actress online contest:  “Soon we’ll be launching a site where aspiring actors and actresses can select a scene written by our creative team, videotape an audition and upload it to us. They’ll be incented to have their social networks vote for their auditions. Our celebrity judges and audience will also be polled and winners will be cast into roles on our shows. ” A writer/producer online contest: “We’ll also encourage producers and writers to submit reels and show concepts to us. If we like a show concept, we might fund it and test it on our sites.”  Viewer Interactions and contests:  “We’ll be building viewer communities around our shows and allow our viewers to suggest show locations, casting, storyline directions and more. And our brand sponsors will also hold regular contests providing viewers with the chance to win products, services and even walk on roles in our shows.”

Make sure to peruse the entire website and then let us know, what do you think of this new online venture where fans can have a say in the direction of the casting, the story and more? Are you excited to see what new soaps/novelas that end up at this new destination?  Net Soaps/Net Novelas plans to launch later this year.

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Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Wow!!!! Things seem to be moving rather quickly with this net soap/net novela format. I hope everything works out for this new venture into web soaps.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I am very excited that online format soaps are becoming more popular and recognized. It’s fantastic!

andrew hass
andrew hass

I hope this all works out and it could just be the first of many new concepts like this.Plus they have been planning this for months behind the scenes before announcing it last week.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I hope the venture is a huge success! I’m excited! Ken Corday is always thinking outside the box!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I’ve always been curious… about tele novelas…. in that, I wish they were translated to english sub-title

Nancy
Nancy

OMG, This is great! There are so many of our favorite actors and actresses we are dying to see again! I don’t know who I will vote for 1st! Yes, I do everyone from OLTl & AMC!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

what i wouldn’t do… and appreciate…. with LOVE

is stars from : ATWT : Oakdale

then…. Santa Barbara

followed by : Another World, Guiding Light

just to start….

I hope they feature plenty of guest spots… like a Where are they NOW

just the chance to reminisce

Rj
Rj

I think this is a tremendous idea! Viewer participation is so key. There are many great ideas that people have, and this will give many people the opportunity to shape storylines, characters, etc. Interactive, on line audience participation is the only way to go to stay viable since with all the new technology people want to drive the process and be active not just watch TV passively anymore.

Jack Welles
Jack Welles

Maybe it will be a way to bring back actors from ONE LIFE and AMC –
would be nice after the horrendous fiasco over at Prospect Park and how
they had absolutely no clue whatsoever as to how to present a soap.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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