NYC Brand Production Launches Tainted Dreams Website and Contest to Select Extras



NYC Brand Production Launches Tainted Dreams Website and Contest to Select Extras

CONTEST:  Who Wants to Be an Extra? 

NEW YORK CITY, July 9, 2013 – New York Brand Productions is pleased to announce the launch of its Tainted Dreams website at, designed by KJS Design & Technology, LLC and Mark Smith Creative. The NYC skyline photo forming the backdrop of the home page is provided courtesy of Rob Santeramo Photography, a partner in NYC Brand Productions. Santeramo has a special connection to the project; he is also the fiancé of Tainted Dreams creator and executive producer Sonia Blangiardo.

Introducing the website, Blangiardo explains, “We wanted to highlight our amazing cast and build a little curiosity for the cast members we haven’t announced yet.” Blangiardo went on to reveal, “The shimmery glimmers of light juxtaposed against NYC at midnight evokes my vision of the millions of “tainted dreams” this town has seen come and go. Our story is how some of those “dreams” played out against the backdrop of producing a daily soap opera during precarious days of network interference in the soap’s three-decade run.”

The Tainted Dreams website features a brief description and introduction to many of the key characters in the series. Two-time Emmy winner, Blangiardo previously admitted the Tainted Dreams character played by Alicia Minshew “Angelica Caruso” closely mirrors her “real life.” When asked whether longtime soap fans might recognize any of the other characters, Blangiardo grinned and teased, “There may be some other recognizable characters, but I’ll never confirm who they are…at least not as long as they are still alive.” Blangiardo has had a wealth of experience to draw upon creating the Tainted Dreams characters; over the past 20 years, Blangiardo has worked at All My ChildrenOne Life to LiveAs the World Turns and General Hospital.

Blangiardo also introduced a contest to select two extras from among fans visiting the new Tainted Dreams website. Details are here: Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Sunday July 21, 2013. Two winners will be selected to join the filming in New York City August 6. Timing and other details will be supplied to the winners.

Filming for Tainted Dreams will begin July 29. The series will be shot in Manhattan, Brooklyn and parts of New Jersey.

Tainted Dreams features an extraordinary cast of popular soap and reality stars including Alicia Minshew (All My Children), Terri Ivens (All My Children), Grant Aleksander (Guiding Light), Kelley Menighan Hensley (As the World Turns), Natalia Livingston (General Hospital), Walt Willey (All My Children), Marnie Schulenburg (As the World Turns), Michael Lowry (All My Children), Austin Peck (Days of our Lives), Colleen Zenk (As the World Turns), Dina Manzo (Dina’s Party and Real Housewives of New Jersey), Anthony Wilkinson (My Big Gay Italian Wedding and the new My Big Gay Italian Funeral), Lisa Marie Varon (IMPACT WRESTLING) and “Mr. PEC-Tacular” Jessie Godderz (IMPACT WRESTLING and Big Brother).

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

Contact:  Maree Blackston

Phone:  864-593-8115



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