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TOMORROW on ESPNU – College Students Grip it & rip it in the College Arm Wrestling League Championship – CAWL To Arms – (Tuesday, 5/13/14 at 7pm ET)
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
Exclusive first look at our first three episodes – now available at TV Guide Magazine. Michael Logan writes…
“The wait is over! TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive look at the first three episodes of Tainted Dreams, the much-anticipated, soap-within-a-soap webseries from Emmy-winning producer/director Sonia Blangiardo (All My Children, One Life to Live) that boasts more stars than there are in the heavens.[…]”
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?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Coed Students Wanted for New College Arm Wrestling Championship
Male and female students from Penn State, Rutgers, UConn and Syracuse University will compete for $10,000 Grand Prize in first College Arm Wrestling League Grand Championship at Asbury Park’s famed Stone Pony
NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 23, 2013 – NYC Brand Productions is pleased to announce its new, action-packed, adrenaline-inducing sports show “The College Arm Wrestling League…CAWL To Arms” in which, according to show creator Rob “Bucky” Buchalter, “teams of collegiate students from rival schools around the country face one another in exciting and grueling matches to determine the most powerful male and female college arm wrestlers in America.” Filming for the competition takes place Nov. 17-18, 2013 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J.
The first “CAWL to Arms” match-ups include students from Penn State versus students from Rutgers and students from University of Connecticut versus students from Syracuse University. The winning teams from those match-ups will face each other in a final round to determine the 2014 “CAWL To Arms” Grand Champions. The winning team members will share a $10,000 cash prize.
NYC Brand Productions is currently in pre-production for “CAWL to Arms”; Buchalter explains, “We are actively recruiting students from Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse U. and UConn. to participate in our inaugural Championship season. We are looking for men and women from all four universities who are competitive and who believe they have what it takes to be arm wrestling champions.” Students who are interested in participating can complete an online application at cawltoarms.com and submit a video detailing why they should be chosen as a contestant. The deadline for submission is Oct. 14, 2013.
“NYC Brand Productions is thrilled to have Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony serve as our host venue. It has been nearly a year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore, and this production reinforces that Asbury Park and the Jersey Shore are back in business and ‘Jersey Strong,’” explains Candace Straight, lifelong New Jersey resident and NYC Brand Productions’ partner. The Stone Pony, internationally famous for its rich rock-n-roll history, has been a Jersey Shore institution for nearly four decades. According to Straight, “Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony has been instrumental in the launch of many careers, and we are pleased to have them involved in the launch of our new sports show.”
The show will air on ESPNU and ESPN2 beginning in 2014.
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. NYC BRAND PRODUCTIONS is in post-production on its first scripted drama “Tainted Dreams.” For more information on “Tainted Dreams” visit tainteddreamstheseries.com, and for more information on “CAWL to Arms” visit cawltoarms.com.
Contact: Maree Blackston
Colleen Zenk’s New Short Film Libby is Finalist in 17th Annual LA International Short Film Festival 2013
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.
NEW VIDEO interview of Terri Ivens on location shooting Tainted Dreams with The New York Times’ CALL ME ADAM, Adam Rothenberg!
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!
Daytime Confidential posted photos taken by Steven Bergman on location at Blondies Sports Bar during filming of Tainted Dreams. The soap-in-a-soap has brought together many soap favorites, in addition to reality, theater and musical artists. For a look at some of the cast and crew in action, check out the photos!
On Friday, August 9, 2013, former All My Children and current Tainted Dreams star Terri Ivens did an interview with Media Nite Radio from her make up chair on the Tainted Dreams set between takes. Her interview is one of the staff picks on BlogTalkRadio as Best on BlogTalk! Check out LIVE from NY Interview with Terri Ivens-Tainted Dreams to hear about Terri’s character on Tainted Dreams (and her character’s character on the soap-in-a-soap Painted Dreams).