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DGA Nominees Announced: AMC, B&B, GH, OLTL & Y&R Director's score nods!

The nominees were announced today for the 64th Annual DGA (Directors Guild of America) Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Feature Films and Commercials for the year 2011.   And, in the Daytime Serials category seven of the top directing talents in the field of soaps scored nominations representing: All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless!

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles!

And the nominees are … (note in some cases, the show is identified by title and some cases by episode number)

LARRY CARPENTER

One Life to Live, Viki confronts her alters”
(ABC)

Mr. Carpenter’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Teresa Anne Cicala, Tracy Casper Lang, Michael Sweeney Stage Managers: Alan Needleman, Keith Greer, Jennifer Blood, Brendan Higgins, Production Associates: Kevin Brush, Nathalie Rodriguez

CASEY CHILDS

All My Children, Who did J.R. Shoot? AMC finale”
(ABC)

Mr. Childs’ Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Anthony Pascarelli, Marika Kushel Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgens Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

MIKE DENNEY

The Young and the Restless, Diane, from beyond the grave, shares her perspective on those suspected of her murder in a flashback episode”

(CBS)

Mr. Denney’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Marc Beruti, Chris Mullen, Robbin Phillips. Stage Managers: Tom McDermott, Herbert Weaver Jr. Production Associates: Erica Meyer, Vanessa Noland, Nancy Ortenberg

WILLIAM LUDEL

General Hospital, “Luke’s Intervention
(ABC)

Mr. Ludel’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, David MacLeod Stage Managers: Craig McManu, Crystal Craft, Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Andrea Compton

SCOTT MCKINSEY

General Hospital, “Liz and Siobhan’s car accident”
(ABC)

Mr. McKinsey’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, Dave MacLeod Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft,  Production Associates: Allison Reames, Christine Cooper

CYNTHIA J. POPP

The Bold and the Beautiful, “Brooke Berry”
(CBS)

Ms. Popp’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Clyde Kaplan, Casey Kasprzyk, Steven Wacker, Catherine Sedwick  Stage Managers: Laura Yale, Douglas Hayden, Lisa Winthur-Huston

ANGELA TESSINARI

All My Children, “Jessie confesses to Angie about the baby switch”
(ABC)

Ms. Tessinari’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Marika Kushel, Anthony Pascarelli Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgins Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

So let us know, who do you think deserves the DGA for their directorial efforts from your favorite soap?

 

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Congrats to all the nominees….. Mike Denney’s gonna take it, though….. sorry! 🙂

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If you’re going to Disney World, you might not be able to watch General Hospital. The ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, has announced that it is giving away GH’s timeslot to a new talk show — and not the one from Katie Couric. In announcing the signing of Kate Couric to a new talk show earlier this year, ABC also made the secondary announcement that it would be giving an hour of its daytime lineup back to local affiliates. While it wasn’t immediately clear what that would mean for General Hospital, a disturbing new scenario has emerged due to the… Read more »

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Kelly Ripa’s First Book On the Way in 2022

Former All My Children star, now co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan and a successful executive producer in her own right, Kelly Ripa, will add writer to her list of credits.

New this week is that Ripa is sharing a look at her real-life in a book, that will be released next spring in April of 2022.

According to the intel, the book entitled Live Wire will feature sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories from Ripa, showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host.

As soap fans know, Ripa has been married to Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) and the two share three children together.

The loglines for the release share: “In Live Wire, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. As a professional, as a wife, as a daughter and as a mother, she brings a hard-earned wisdom and an eye for the absurdity of life to every minute of every day. It is her relatability in all of these roles that has earned her fans worldwide and millions of followers on social media. Whether recounting how she and Mark really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.
Surprising, at times savage, a little shameless and always with humor… Live Wire shows Kelly as she really is offscreen—a very wise woman who has something to say.”

So intrigued to read Kelly’s book when it is released next year? Comment below.

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All My Children Stars and Eileen Davidson On New Episode of Virtual Game Show “Soap Opera Know-It-All”

Imagine being in the hot seat and having some of your soap opera favorites trying to stump you with trivia, while trying to best your competition.  Well, that’s what four contestants faced as they battled it out in the ultimate soap trivia game, Soap Opera Know-It-All.

The Michael Fairman Channel just released its fifth episode of its season, where in round one of the game play, stars from the beloved All My Children served up the questions including: Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Jill Larson (Ex-Opal), Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Cara), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David) and Jacob Young (Ex-Y&R).  In addition, the former cast members from Pine Valley also try to stump viewers at home with some additional character-related questions.

Later in the episode, there is a very special appearance by Eileen Davidson (Y&R, Ex-Days, Santa Barbara and B&B).  It is Eileen who reveals and asks the final question of the game to determine the eventual winner.

For this edition, host Michael Fairman welcomed longtime soap fans: Michael Cochran, Sean McKinley, and Robert Davis along with returning champion, David Bursky for this soap deep-dive competition.

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Trivia questions from the following daytime and primetime soaps were put to the players during the game: All My Children, As the World Turns, Dark Shadows, General Hospital, Knots Landing, Sunset Beach, Days of our Lives, Dynasty, Edge of Night, One Life to Live, Port Charles and The Young and the Restless.

As the series moves through its now back-half of the season, the winning contestant must defeat the competition for the right to move on to the next episode to face three more challengers all in pursuit of the “Know-It-All” title with special soap-related prizes along the way.

Watch the episode below and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more interviews, music and more.

Now let us know, did you get most of the answers correct? Which question stumped you all the way? Comment below.

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Jacob Young, Brytni Sarpy and Jason Cook Working on New Film, ‘Four For Fun’

Check this out! Soap veteran and Daytime Emmy-winner Jacob Young (Ex-AMC, B&B and GH) is producing his first film, that movie is written by and being directed by former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star, Jason Cook.

Now comes word via Instagram that Y&R’s Brytni Sarpy (Elena) is also part of the cast in the indie film, Four For Fun.

Sarpy shared on Instagram “We had all the fun. Love you all. Can’t wait to see this baby fly… 🖤✨🎬 #FourForFun

Meanwhile, Young posted on IG “Producing a movie is no easy task. Films like this are only possible when everyone’s artistic passions are intact and on point. I have to say @brytni @annikafoster @probably_donovan_patton absolutely slayed it (no pun intended) Cast by the one and only @paulruddycasting ! So proud to act with such a talented cast. I’m also incredibly excited to call this the first full-length film I’ve produced on. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible writing, directing, and relentless vision of Jason Cook! Here’s to big things team! More to come!”

The new film also features Annika Foster (Lifetime’s Burning Little Lies) and former Blue’s Clues host Donovan Patton.

Check out the posts from Brytni and Jacob below!

So, are you intrigued to see this film when it makes its debut? Comment below.

 

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