Walt Willey

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.

Pillow Talk With Walt Willey

 

You answered, we listened! In a recent survey, we asked viewers which social media platform they prefer as we set up future events. Most voted they prefer Facebook over other social media, so now it’s time to SAVE THE DATE!

Join Tainted Dreams Walt Willey in a Live Facebook Chat “Pillow Talk with Walt Willey”  Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00 PM ET on the Tainted Dreams – The Series Facebook page! More details to follow.

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

 

Walt WilleyTainted Dreams‘ star Walt Willey will be appearing in Wild Bill! on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2 pm & Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8 pm at the Fox Valley Repertory Mainstage Theater in St. Charles, IL.  Check out Walt’s official website at waltwilleyworld.com for further information and additional appearances. You won’t want to miss these shows!

 

Tainted Dreams‘ and former All My Children co-stars Bobbie Eakes and Walt Willey performed together at the 2013 Miss Virginia pageant. Enjoy their adorable rendition of The Lady is a Tramp.

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Former All My Children and current Tainted Dreams star Walt Willey will be co-hosting “Good Morning Texas” on August 23, 2013 on WFAA-TV.  In addition, he will appear in two big shows on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX at 6:00 pm CDT and Dallas at 8:00 pm CDT at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub. Check out Walt’s official website at waltwilleyworld.com for further information and additional appearances. You won’t want to miss these shows!

Terri IvensBobbie_EakesWalt WilleyFormer All My Children stars and current Tainted Dreams co-stars Walt Willey, Bobbie Eakes and Terri Ivens were interviewed by Tony Sweet about their new roles on Tainted Dreams on August 7, 2013. Listen to the podcast at http://www.onairwithtonysweet.com/about.html.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terri Ivens Jamey GiddensIn a Daytime Confidential exclusive, Terri Ivens whispers to DC‘s Senior Editor Jamey Giddens about her new role in Tainted Dreams as “Kassandra Bentley” where she will be reunited with several of her former All My Children cast mates including Alicia Minshew, Walt Willey, and Micheal Lowry. Read all about Terri’s exciting new projects in EXCLUSIVE:  Terri Ivens on Planned YA Book Series and Reuniting with All My Chidren’s Alicia Minshew in Tainted Dreams.

 

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Fantastic article all about Tainted Dreams from Anne Cahalane’s Moms Thoughts website: What is Tainted Dreams and Why Do I Care?  The article includes a slide-show with cast and story info. Anne Cahalane also hosts the popular The MomsThoughts™ Show on BlogTalk Radio.