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WATCH: ‘Venice the Series’ Gregory Zarian Talk Daytime Emmy Pre-Nom, Bullying & Staying Safe During COVID-19

Sometimes when competing in the Daytime Emmys crowded field of performers vying for a nomination, they say less is more.  And in the case of former DAYS and GH actor, Gregory Zarian, he may have the perfect combination of getting to the core of his character within a short time for voters to get it, and be impressed by it.

Pre-Nominated for his work as Nate in season 6 of Venice the Series, Zarian is competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama category and hopes to be in the final field when the names are announced for the 47th annual Daytime Emmy nominations later this month.

Michael Fairman and Zarian practiced social distancing and wore their masks during the coronavirus pandemic for a special conversation on the Michael Fairman Channel.  

Gregory talks about his nominated scene opposite former Guiding Light star, Orlagh Cassidy (Ex-Doris), being directed by Venice the Series creator and star, Crystal Chappell, the issue of bullying in its many forms and gives a nod to his sister-in-law for her designer mask iniatitive during the coronavirus pandemic which you can learn more about by visiting Masks for a Cause.

Watch the interview with Michael and Gregory below and then check out Zarian’s nominated work for Venice the Series.

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So, what did you think of Zarian’s performance? Issues discussed in our conversation?  Let us know via the comment section

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Guiding Light ‘Otalia’ and Friends Online Reunion Set

The duo that was all the rage in Springfield and Guiding Light, in its last few years on the air, plus some other fan favorites, will be part of another upcoming Guiding Light reunion announced by former show publicist and host of the reunion series, Alan Locher,

Now on tap for the Wednesday, April 29th livestream are: Crystal Chappell (Ex-Olivia) and Jessica Leccia (Ex-Natalia) who became soap-famous with their on-screen love story, and they will be joined by Michelle Ray Smith (Ex-Ava) Frank Dicopoulos (Ex-Frank) and E.J. Bonilla (Ex-Rafe).

As daytime fans know, the Otalia love story and its popularity was the inspiration for Crystal Chappell’s groundbreaking web series, Venice, which also captivated audiences for years following the cancellation of the beloved CBS daytime drama series.

To watch the reunion, make sure to click here.  The live conversation will begin at 3 p. m. EST.

So, excited for another one of these great reunions featuring this fab five? Comment below.

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‘Beacon Hill’ Prepping Its Long-Awaited Season Two Featuring Soap Notables

A few years back, Beacon Hill was one of the most talked about web series for its soapy cast and bringing same-sex romance, political scandal and familial drama to the table.  And now, it appears after a four year wait\ the creators and the cast are ready to go back into production for its second season.

In order to do that, the producers are driving a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo to raise funds to make their planned production a reality.

Guiding Light and Venice favorite, Crystal Chappell is once again returning in role of “Claire”, along with these daytime fan favorites: Alicia Minshew, Melissa Archer, Ron Raines, John-Paul Lavoisier, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Bryce, Tina Sloan, Louise Sorel and the new additions to the cast: Nadia Bjorlin, Jacob Young, Hillary B. Smith, and Marem Hassler who takes over the key role of “Katherine” from Sarah Brown.

The series promises longer episodes than season one, and it will finally deliver to fans the reveal of that cliffhanger: “Who is at the damn door?”

As of Sunday night, there are 43 days left to donate to the fund to help make Beacon Hill second two come to life so they can shoot the series in New England.

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Check out this video below from Chappell and company that was released over the weekend.

So, would you like to see season 2 of Beacon Hill? Comment below.

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Soap Stars Hit The Red Carpet: TV Academy Daytime Peer Group Reception (Photos)

Earlier this week, the stars of daytime attended a red carpet and reception celebrating the outstanding creative achievements of the Television Academy Daytime Programming Peer Group members, led by Governors Eva Basler and Steven Kent.

The annual get-together is always a few weeks before the Primetime Emmys and this year was no exception. Held at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center, many of your favorites mingled with their co-horts, co-stars and more.

The soap were well-represented by stars of The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful, in addition to digital drama series: Ladies of the Lake, The Bay, and Venice the Series.

Now check out our photo gallery below of some of the attendees as they hit the red carpet.

And of course, from our lead photo, Y&R’s Peter Bergman (Jack) and OLTL icon, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tina) were also on-hand for a fun night.

Let us know which was your favorite pic from the gallery in the comment section below.

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

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