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TV Guide Magazine: First Look: An All-Star Soap Cast Shines in Tainted Dreams

Kelley Hensey and Walt Willey

Kelley Hensley and Walt Willey

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.[…]”

[watch first episodes and read full article on TV Guide online]

 

DON’T MISS TVGN’s “Who Shot the Daytime Soap?” Featuring Interviews with “Tainted Dreams” EP & Cast

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?

Click here for times & dates of airings

Multiple Sources: Tainted Dreams Adds 3 New Stars – Ilene Kristen, James DePaiva & Tonja Walker

 

Michael Fairman’s On Air On SoapsWe Love SoapsSoap CentralSoap Opera Digest, Soap Opera Network and Daytime Confidential report former One Life to Live fan favorites Ilene Kristen (“Roxy Balsom,” OLTL and “Delia Ryan,” Ryan’s Hope), James DePaiva (“Max Holden,” OLTL) and Tonja Walker (“Alex Olanov,” OLTL and “Olivia Jerome,” General Hospital)  have joined the cast of Tainted Dreams set to begin production July 29.

Soap Opera Network Coverage of Natalia Livingston Joining “Tainted Dreams”

Natalia Livingston Joins ‘Tainted Dreams’

Soap Opera Digest Coverage of Natalia Livingston Joining “Tainted Dreams”

 

SOD weighs in on  Emmy-winner Natalia Livingston joining the cast of Tainted Dreams in the role of “Liza Park.” Natalia is best known for her role of “Emily Quartermaine” on General Hospital.

Daytime Confidential, Soap Central, Soaps She Knows, TV Buzz & We Love Soaps Report Natalia Livingston Joins Tainted Dreams

Jillian Bowe of Daytime Confidential, Dan Kroll of Soap Central,  Matt Purvis of Soaps She Knows, TVDeeva Deanna Barnert of TV Buzz and Roger Newcomb of We Love Soaps were quick to jump on the news Emmy-winner and former General Hospital and Days of Our Lives star Natalia Livingston has joined the cast of Tainted Dreams!

TV Buzz also shared the producers of Tainted Dreams have launched a contest for viewers to enter for chances to be extras during filming of Tainted Dreams.  If you have not entered yet, the deadline for submissions is 5 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Enter today for your chance!

“All My Children” Star Alicia Minshew and “Tainted Dreams” Creator Sonia Blangiardo Visit Dallas’ “Daybreak”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

“All My Children” Star Alicia Minshew and “Tainted Dreams” Creator
Sonia Blangiardo Visit Dallas’ “Daybreak”

Ron Corning Slated to Interview the Pair about Resurgence of Soaps
for WFAA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth’s “Daybreak”

NEW YORK CITY, March 14, 2013 – Sonia Blangiardo, creator and executive producer of the new soapy, scripted drama “Tainted Dreams” and Alicia Minshew, best known for her role on “All My Children” as Kendall, eldest daughter of the iconic Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), will appear in a segment of the Dallas/Fort Worth ABC affiliate WFAA-TV popular morning show, “Daybreak” with host Ron Corning Friday, March 15 at 6 a.m. CDT. The duo will discuss “Tainted Dreams” and the resurgence of scripted programming.

According to Blangiardo, “At its core, ‘Tainted Dreams’ is a ‘soap within a soap’ and provides a realistic look at the lives of the cast and crew of a fictional NYC-based, daytime drama produced five days a week for many years.” Its main character is producer/director, Angelica, played by Minshew, who is busy navigating the craziness of producing a daily soap opera amid balancing the torrid drama of her own life. Blangiardo admits, “The character of Angelica is based on my own life and my 20 years working in NYC-based daytime dramas.”

Minshew, who plays Blangiardo’s  “Tainted Dreams” alter-ego Angelica, has built an impressive acting and modeling resume, appearing in numerous national commercials, voiceovers, print ads, live stage productions and television credits, including “Celebrity Death Match,” “Hit and Runway,” “The Caprice” and a starring role in “Game Day.” Since “All My Children” ended its run on ABC, Minshew has appeared in two independent films, recently finishing a starring role in “Desires of the Heart.” Minshew is slated to star in the pilot “Surviving Sam” with impressionist/comedian Rob Magnotti.

In addition to being the creator and executive producer of “Tainted Dreams,” Blangiardo is currently serving as supervising producer of Prospect Park’s online revival of “All My Children.” While “Tainted Dreams” is set during the last beleaguered decade of NYC-based daytime dramas, in contrast, Blangiardo expresses excitement for the “All My Children” re-birth with Prospect Park, “I am thrilled to be a part of transitioning ‘All My Children’ to a new frontier. Soaps are back, and I am pleased to be a part of their resurgence on several fronts,” enthuses Blangiardo.

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. In addition to Alicia Minshew, “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”), Kelley Menighan Hensley (“As The World Turns”), Walt Willey (“All My Children”), Marnie Schulenburg (“As The World Turns”), Michael Lowry (“All My Children”) Anthony Wilkinson (“My Big Gay Italian Wedding”) and Austin Peck (“Days of Our Lives”).

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 late May. Blangiardo has served as a director for Los Angeles-based “General Hospital” throughout the past year during its creative and ratings renaissance.

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

Phone 864-593-8115 Fax 864-242-5679

Email:  mblackston@nycbrandproductions.com

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Soap Opera Network Profiles Tainted Dreams

SOAP OPERA NETWORK:  ‘Real Housewife’ Joins Cast of Upcoming Online Drama Series 

PRESS RELEASE: NYC Brand Production’s Sonia Blangiardo Joins “All My Children” as Supervising Producer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NYC Brand Production’s Sonia Blangiardo Joins “All My Children” as Supervising Producer

 

Sonia Blangiardo

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

Phone 864-593-8115

Fax 864-242-5679

Email: mblackston@nycbrandproductions.com

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