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Y&R's Christian LeBlanc Adds Film & TV Producer To His Credits With GRAVE SECRETS and DEADTIME STORIES!

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Three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) of The Young and the Restless is always one busy bee, but now the talented guy has added “film and television producer” to his laundry list of credits after getting involved in a project very close to his heart.

LeBlanc, who always has done children’s illustration and art, and was a former Kindergarten teacher at one point in his life,  got the opportunity to become a producer on a project for Nickelodeon called Deadtime Stories which is based off a series of books written and published years ago that plays to children seven-years- old and up and their families!

But there’s more!  This TV project originated out of a  full-length feature film titled Grave Secrets which is playing this afternoon at 2PM in San Diego California, and the San Diego Film Festival.  LeBlanc tweeted today “Join me at the @sdfilmfestival at the screening of “GRAVE SECRETS” in Lajolla at the ArcLight Today, Sunday at 2pm with @Diane_Ladd @comeagainjen @AshleyAJones and the ghosts…let’s not forget the ghosts!!! @deadtimestories”  So, if you are in the San Diego area today, go check it out and meet Christian and Ashley!

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When On-Air On-Soaps spoke to Christian on the movie and the television series, he related how it all came together:  “I got Ashley Jones (Bridget, B&B) on board to act, and Diane Ladd stars in it.  So they put together and shot the movie called, Grave Secrets which is now one of the stories in the Deadtime Stories TV series.  The movie Grave Secrets in which I am in, I was  cut out of for the television episode version of it (laughs) that will air on Deadtime Stories on Halloween night on Nickelodeon! I decided to play a very small part in the movie, as it gave me the chance to work with Ashley Jones.  We play a married couple, the parents.  The stars are the kids and Diane Ladd and Jennifer Stone is the through0line in the series and the film, and she is a babysitter that reads these books.”

For those who don’t know Jennifer Stone, she was on the hit Disney series,  Wizards of Waverly Place, and according to LeBlanc,  “She brings the Disney audience with her which is wonderful for the project”

Deadtime Stories premiered this past Thursday night, October 3rd at 8pm on Nickelodeon.  The series will run every Thursday night in October from 8pm to 9pm with two new episodes back to back, culminating with Grave Secrets on Halloween – the last Thursday of the month, and that is the episode LeBlanc was the producer on!  For more on the series visit its website here!

So will you be checking out Grave Secrets on Halloween night on Nickelodeon with your kids while handing out candy to those who knock at your door?  Let us know!

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Ron Carlivati Thanks Olivia Rose Keegan Ahead Of Isabel Durant’s Debut As Claire

Today on DAYS, Isabel Durant makes her on-screen debut as Claire Brady and fans are intrigued to see what she brings to the role, previously played by this year’s Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, Olivia Rose Keegan.

Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati took to Twitter to wish Olivia well and thank her for her dynamic portrayal of Claire, sharing,  “Huge thank you to @oliviakeegann. who brought Claire Brady to life and made us care about her even when she was at her most dastardly. Wishing Olivia all the best as she writes her next chapter…”

Then, Carlivati officially welcomed Isabel to the role expressing: “But as one chapter ends, another begins. Please help me welcome Isabel Durant to Salem as she steps into the role of Claire.”

Make sure to check out Durant’s debut today and then let us know your thoughts on Olivia’s exit and Isabel taking over the role via the comment section below.

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All My Children

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Latest Project In Development At Hulu

If former All My Chldren stars, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Hayley and Mateo) are not busy enough with a morning talk show, television roles and producing projects, here comes word of yet another from them.

Now the lovebirds latest entry into a limited series from their Milojo Production entity is in development at Hulu.  Based on Siliva Moreno-Garcia’s best-selling horror thriller novel Mexican Gothic, Milojo acquired the rights to develop the fiction fantasy book for television in a competitive situation, according to Deadline,

In story in the novel, Mexican Gothic follows Noemí Taboada, a young socialite who travels to the Mexican countryside and the mountains of Hidalgo in hopes of rescuing her cousin, who has recently married into a reclusive mining family, after receiving a frantic letter in the mail. Noemí seeks to unveil the family’s violent and menacing secrets, but her confidence is quickly threatened and there may be no escaping the walls of her strange, new home.

“We feel like we hit the literary jackpot, and cannot wait to bring Silvia’s gorgeous writing to life, together with Hulu,” Ripa shared on the news.  While Moreno-Garcia added, “I am excited to see the novel come to life and to meet the talented, diverse crew and cast members that will take us on this journey.”

So what do you think of Kelly and Mark’s latest acquisition turned soon in to a limited series? Comment below.

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General Hospital

GH Faves Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Marc Anthony Samuel In New IGTV Series, ‘Enter Exit’

This week, General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna) and some very good friends and acting partners debuted in a new IGTV series, directed by Hughes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s a thriller! What else would we expect from the woman who plays super spy Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama series.

The IGTV (Instagam’s longer video application) series is called, Enter Exit, and there are 11 episodes, and the first one dropped on Monday.  It is  written by TV scribe Matt Boren, and also stars some of Port Charles’ longtime favorites that include: Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix).

Hughes told SOD how she was inspired to come up with the concept for the show:  “I started to think about, if you’re in lockdown, what would be a narrative where you could act in a vacuum, basically? I first started thinking about what my character would be — a retired (government) agent. And then there’s some reason that I’m retired. And I started to think about stationary shots and walking into your closeup and all those kinds of things. I left (the rest) with Matt; it was basically, ‘Whatever he writes, we’ll do.’ And I just sort of concentrated on how, feasibly, we could do it.”’

Boren, who has been an ardent viewer of GH from its hey day, shared on working off Hughes seeds of an idea to what Enter Exit is about: “In a sense, it’s a local detective thriller that starts out small — and understandably so as season one takes place during the pandemic. However, what we seed throughout these first 11 mini-episodes hints at a show that longs to be on a much larger, more global scale. We were absolutely inspired by ’80s GH — the WSB, the espionage and larger than life stories that were so thrilling, and through Devane/Scorpio/Lavery/Donnelly/Jones, so grounded. Throw that in with some Killing Eve, X-Files and (this will make sense down the line) Stranger Things, and you have a recipe that might be pages away in our cookbook.”

Now check out episode 1 below featuring Hughes and Silzer and make sure to follow Finola’s IG account for all-new installments of Enter Exit.

So, what do you think about the concept of the series? Excited to see more? Let us know via the comment section.

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