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Sarah Brown, Crystal Chappell, Lilly Melgar, Colleen Zenk, Jen Lilley Score 6th Annual Indie Series Award Nominations!

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The nominations were revealed yesterday for the 6th Annual Indie Series Award, which according to the award show creator, Roger Newcomb had  a record number of entrants with60 series competing in the categories.

The ISA’s honor the best on the web creatively in front of the camera and behind the scenes.  This year the ceremonies will be hosted by Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf (Brady) of Days of our Lives on April 1st a the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, California beginning at 8PMPST.

Some of your daytime favorites received nominations in key categories, including in the hotly contested Best Lead Actress – Drama and they are:  Sarah Brown Beacon Hill,  Jen Lilley Youthful Daze, Lilly Melgar The Bay, and Colleen Zenk  Thurston. These ladies are joined in the category by Kate Conway Out With Dad, and Ashli Dowling We Are Angels.

In addition, Crystal Chappell received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress Drama for her role in Beacon Hill.   And more names familiar to audiences were announced in the Guest Star in a Drama and Comedy categories with Tuc Watkins receiving a nomination for Where The Bears Are, as did Carolyn Hennesy for Acting Dead, Patrika Darbo for The Bay, Martha Byrne for Anacostia, and Andrea Evans for DeVanity, to name just a few.

Who would you like to see win the ISA for the Best Actress in a Drama?  Let us know! And to see the complete nominations click here!

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Cleff
Cleff

While I’d like to congratulate all who received a nom, I’m a bit surprised by the glaring omissions. I really enjoy Thurston and glad to see them recognized, but to see the likes of The Bay not included in best series leaves me scratching my head and wondering about the method behind the nominations. It’s great to have so many entries, but to be taken seriously and considered a reputable recognition ceremony, they’ll need to start concentrating more on the overall quality of the shows instead of coming off like a popularity contest.

Palm Girl73
Palm Girl73

Love beacon Hill and so happy to see Sarah Brown and Crystal Chappell nominated!!! Terrific actresses, excellent web series would love to see them win!

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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EastSiders Season 3 Starring Van Hansis and Kit Williamson Kickstarter Campaign Underway!

EastSiders is on its way back for season three, which is great news since the LGBT series starring former As the World Turns star Van Hasis (Ex-Luke) as Thom and creator/writer/producer Kit Williamson as Cal.

Over the last few seasons, the funny, poignant, and extremely well-written series tells the tale of a couple who go through the struggles of their relationship while living in Silver Lake, California.

With many twist and turns and featuring a supporting cast that includes: Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)Brianna Brown (General Hospital, Devious Maids, the upcoming Dynasty), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, I’m Dying Up Here), Willam Beli (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nip/Tuck) Traci Lords (Crybaby, Zach and Miri Make a Porno), Matthew McKelligon (You’re Killing Me), Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) and John Halbach (Producer, EastSiders), the series third season looks to be one of its most intriguing yet.

This time Thom and Cal (Hansis and Williamson) end up on the great American road trip after moving from L.A. to the Big Apple and then trying to get back home! The journey home to Silver Lake was shot on-location in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and  California over 35 days last fall.

The production has now launched their Kicktstarter campaign to finish up the series and is hoping for some funding for additional shoot days, and post-production costs. The campaign is set to run until June 6th, by which time the producers must have attained their goal of $60,000, or if you contribute and they have not met their goal, it is refunded. (more…)

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