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
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.
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.)
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?
Congratulations to Tainted Dreams‘ Colleen Zenk and the creators of Libby, finalist at the recent 17th Annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival-LA Shorts Fest 2013!
Enjoy the amazing Colleen Zenk in her new short film, Libby! It’s a wonderful 15 minute comedy starring Zenk as a middle aged widow, Libby, who is trying to find love before she undergoes a leg operation that will render her unable to walk without a cane for the rest of her life.
Roger Newcomb of We Love Soaps TV interviewed Tainted Dreams stars Terri Ivens, Austin Peck, Marnie Schulenburg and Colleen Zenk while shooting the soap-in-a-soap on location at Blondies Sports Bar in New York City. Check out these individual video interviews by clicking on the actors’ names and listen as they talk about their characters and what it’s like to be part of Tainted Dreams!
We Love Soaps, Broadway World and Topix have ll reported Colleen Zenk, known for her role as Barbara Ryan on As the World Turns, as well as various roles on stage and screen, will be appearing as Sofia DiGiacomo in NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS’ Tainted Dreams and Tallulah Bankhead in the play Looped at the prestigious Stageworks/Hudson Theatre in Hudson, NY.
It’s a testament to Colleen’s versatility that sites that report on different genres are sharing her news! We welcome Colleen to the cast of Tainted Dreams and wish her well in her new role in Looped!