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On May 9, 2014, Jenn Bishop of TV Source shared Sonia Blangiardo’s latest press release regarding Tainted Dreams and its first Emmy nomination.

 

‘TAINTED DREAMS’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SONIA BLANGIARDO DISCUSSES HOW EMMY’S ‘NEW APPROACHES’ BRINGS OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

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NYC Brand Productions first scripted series, Tainted Dreams garners its first Emmy nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in a new category making its debut this year, Outstanding New Approaches – Drama Series. Tainted Dreams shares its nomination in this category with pioneering programs Devanity, Venice The Series, and The Power Inside.

Tainted Dreams’ executive producer and two-time Emmy-winning director/producer, Sonia Blangiardo says, “All of us at NYC Brand Productions are tremendously grateful to the Academy for recognizing the importance and growth of new approaches to drama, particularly daytime drama. Daytime drama suffered so many losses over the past few years, it is rewarding and gratifying to see its resurgence in general and in particular, to be a part of formulating new models of creating, producing and distributing serial drama. We applaud and thank the Academy for fostering and encouraging these new approaches.”

Blangiardo went on to say, “Our team is genuinely thrilled and humbled to receive an Emmy nomination based on the three webisodes we made available as a sneak peek. With Tainted Dreams, our team wanted to create a high-quality series, accessible to as many viewers as possible, and sustainable for multiple seasons. Finding the right distribution model and platform to achieve our goal is taking longer than we anticipated, but we have more than six hours of Tainted Dreams Season 1 we are excited for fans to see.”

Blangiardo invites everyone to “enjoy our new All-Star promo from the Tainted Dreams cast saluting the collective daytime heritage of our cast, and if you havent seen them, catch our first three Emmy-nominated webisodes free at Tainted Dreams Sneak Peek.”

Tainted Dreams‘ all-star ensemble includes Alicia Minshew (All My Children), Terri Ivens (All My Children), Grant Aleksander (Guiding Light), Kelley Menighan Hensley (As the World Turns), Walt Willey (All My Children), Natalia Livingston (General Hospital), Marnie Schulenburg (As the World Turns), Michael Lowry (All My Children), Austin Peck (Days of our Lives), Colleen Zenk (As the World Turns), Larkin Malloy (Edge of Night and All My Children), Nathan Purdee (One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless), Ilene Kristen (Ryan’s Hope and One Life to Live), Tonja Walker (General Hospital and One Life to Live), James DePaiva (One Life to Live), Dina Manzo (Dinas Party and Real Housewives of New Jersey), Lisa Marie Varon (IMPACT WRESTLING), Mr. PEC-Tacular Jessie Godderz (IMPACT WRESTLING and Big Brother), soap columnist and author of Afternoon Delight:  Why Soaps Still Matter, Carolyn Hinsey and from the Off-Broadway comedy hits, My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral Anthony Wilkinson, Debra Toscano, Paul Moon, Brian Patrick Murphy, Brett Douglas, Erik Ransom, Meagan Robar and Marissa Perry with billboard dance chart topper, Kim Sozzi and introducing newcomer, MaryBeth Griffith of Columbus, Ohio.

About NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS: NYC Brand Productions is a New York-based full-service company dedicated to producing high quality, original television, Internet, video and live theatrical shows. For more information on NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS, visit NYCBrandProductions.com. For more information on Tainted Dreams visit TaintedDreamsTheSeries.com, and for more information on the launch of our new College Arm Wrestling League Championship debuting 7PM ET May 13 on ESPNU, please visit CAWLtoArms.com.

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Independent Series Awards
Nominations Announced!

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We are pleased to share this exciting news!

Tainted Dreams received two nominations
in the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards on April 2, 2014!


Congratulations to Alicia Minshew for her nomination as Lead Actress; and to Tainted Dreams for the nomination to Best Ensemble – Drama!


We would also like to congratulate Tainted Dreams cast members, Colleen Zenk Pinter, nominated Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama for Thurston and Walt Willey, nominated Best Guest Star – Drama for Thurston.

Below is the Independent Series Award Announcement. Thanks to the folks at We Love Soaps! Great job!

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TRANSCRIPT:  ALICIA MINSHEW Twitter Q&A

Thursday, February 6, 2014

 

Q1 @alicia_minshew FB from Tammy:  Who would you like your character to spend more time with? Pick 1 male/1 female & why? #TalkTD

A1: Grant Aleksander & @bobbieeakes because GA is hilarious and BE because I’ve always wanted to work more with her #TalkTD

 

Q2 @alicia_minshew FB From Salisha:  How is Angelica different from Kendall? #AllMyChildren #TalkTD Continue reading

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Join Tainted Dreams‘ Alicia Minshew (Angelica Caruso)  on Thursday, February 6 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET as she answers fans’ questions on Twitter using hashtag #TalkTD. Follow @TaintedDreamsTS for details.

Tainted Dreams has everything one would want in an online soap or any soap for that matter. The sudsy webseries is full of sex, scandal, mystery, and intrigue. The brainchild of Emmy-winning producer/director Sonia Blangiardo is all about the sexy outlandish happenings behind the cameras of the fictional New York soap Painted Dreams.

Not only does it include some of the genre’s favorite actors but it provides its audience with a nice tongue in cheek peek at what it may or may not be like on the set of a soap opera.  The concept of a soap about a soap works because of the knowledgeable writing and acting. Blangiardo’s creation doesn’t over indulge in pretense. While there are several nods to the real soap industry, Blangiardo clearly understands that the soap fans are her target audience…

Read the rest of Jenn Bishop’s insightful review at TV Source Magazine

 

Check out screenshots of the Tainted Dreams‘ stars and Creator/Executive Producer Sonia Blangiardo featured in tonight’s debut of TV GUIDE NETWORK’s new investigative documentary Who Shot the Daytime Soap? It is MUST SEE for fans of the soap genre! If you missed its debut, Who Shot the Daytime Soaps? will re-air several times between now and December 27. Check your local cable or satellite guide for TV Guide Network (TVGN). (Click on photos to enlarge.)

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NEW TV Guide Network documentary “Who Shot the Daytime Soaps,” scheduled for December 16 will feature interviews with the Executive Producer and cast members of “Tainted Dreams.” Read TV Guide’s Michael Logan’s insightful interview with “Who Shot the Daytime Soap” Executive Producer Jim Romanovich and view a clip of the show soap fans will not want to miss! EXCLUSIVE Preview of TVGN’s Who Shot the Daytime Soap?

Click here for times & dates of airings

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Soap Opera Digest has provided a first look at the new series Tainted Dreams in which Alicia Minshew presents a behind-the-scenes tour and talks about her role. The video also features other members of the cast. Click here to be one of the first to view this backstage preview!