PRESS RELEASE: NYC Brand Production’s Sonia Blangiardo Joins “All My Children” as Supervising Producer
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NYC Brand Production’s Sonia Blangiardo Joins “All My Children” as Supervising Producer
NYC Brand Productions is pleased to confirm its creative director Sonia Blangiardo will be joining Prospect Park as supervising producer for its revival of Agnes Nixon’s iconic “All My Children.” Two-time Emmy winning producer and director Blangiardo is the creative force and executive producer of NYC Brand Production’s first scripted drama, “Tainted Dreams” which begins filming in New York in May. Blangiardo has served as a director for Los Angeles-based “General Hospital” throughout the past year during its creative and ratings renaissance.
According to Blangiardo, “I’ve loved working with the magnificent cast and crew of General Hospital,’ and I adore the brilliant Frank Valentini from whom I have learned so much during our time together at both ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘General Hospital.'”
Blangiardo continues, “‘All My Children’ was my very first soap, and it has always had a special place in my heart. When ‘All My Children’ Executive Producer Ginger Smith contacted me to serve as her supervising producer, I could not decline. I’ve known Ginger for more than two decades, and if I can help in any way to put Pine Valley back on the map, I am there.”
While “Tainted Dreams” is set during the last beleaguered decade of NYC-based daytime dramas, in contrast, Blangiardo expressed excitement for “All My Children” re-birth with Prospect Park, “I am thrilled to be a part of transitioning ‘All My Children’ to a new frontier. Executive Producer Ginger Smith has some big plans, which long-time fans are going to love.”
With a comedic flair & lots of soapy twists, Blangiardo’s “Tainted Dreams” promises to blow the lid off the behind-the-scenes drama of producing a daily soap opera which Blangiardo, who has worked on “All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital,” knows quite well. “Tainted Dreams” boasts a unique combination of high profile soap stars, reality stars, sports figures, singers and theater actors. To date, casting announcements for “Tainted Dreams” include Dina Manzo (“Dina’s Party” and “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Alicia Minshew (“All My Children”), Kelley Menighan Hensley (“As The World Turns”), Walt Willey (“All My Children”), Marnie Schulenburg (“As The World Turns”), Michael Lowry (“All My Children”) and Anthony Wilkinson (“My Big Gay Italian Wedding”).
“All My Children” will begin taping on February 25 and is set to premiere on Hulu in April. Distribution details for “Tainted Dreams” are not yet finalized.
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.
Contact: Maree Blackston