My Big Gay Italian Wedding
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.
Paul Moon who graduated from Ohio State two years ago with a BA in theatre, made a splash last summer on the soap opera All My Children. Moon played a recurring character, a reporter, on the long-running soap, which was resurrected and aired twice a week, on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and online.
Moon snagged the choice role because of his prowess as an actor on the Off-Broadway show My Big Gay Italian Wedding, which he landed after just two months in the Big Apple. His work as the swing, and later as the play’s antagonist, earned him his Actor’s Equity Card.
Working on All My Children was an eye-opener, Moon said. “The soap world is unreal. It’s the toughest form of acting I’ve ever seen,” he said. “Things move at lightening speed and you’re lucky if you even get two ‘takes’ at something.” Being in the show—which has been canceled again but may still be viewed on Hulu—means Moon is now identified as a professional film/TV actor.
Read the full article here: https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news/paul-moon-lands-roles-on-all-my-children-tainted-dreams
Reality Tea, a popular blog about all things “reality TV” reports on Dina Manzo’s first day filming Season 1 of Tainted Dreams. Check out their site and this article: Former Real Housewives Of New Jersey Star Dina Manzo Has Started Filming Scenes For Tainted Dreams.
Soap Opera Network features a Tainted Dreams mention in their article Prospect Park Ups the Tempo with All My Children and One Life to Live. The article discusses Tainted Dreams and My Big Gay Italian Wedding star Paul Moon’s new recurring role on All My Children. Moon will play a reporter for Brooke English’s famed Tempo magazine. Moon first airs on May 29.
In Tainted Dreams Moon will play “Brian” a lighting director with a huge ego who considers himself an artist and prefers to be referred to as a “lighting designer.”