TAINTED DREAMS Scores Two Independent Series Award Nominations
NYC Brand Production's first scripted series, Tainted Dreams garners two Independent Series Award nominations for: "Best Ensemble Cast" and "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama" for Alicia Minshew best known for her role as "Erica Kane's" daughter, "Kendall Hart" on All My Children. Tainted Dreams' ensemble cast boasts eight of Off-Broadway's funniest folks. Stars of the Off-Broadway comedy hits, "My Big Gay Italian Wedding," now celebrating its 10thAnniversary Off-Broadway, and its sequel "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" including Anthony Wilkinson (creator and executive producer of "Wedding" and "Funeral", Debra Toscano, Paul Moon, Brian Patrick Murphy, Brett Douglas, Erik Ransom, Meagan Robar and Marissa Perry, all moonlight as part of the Independent Series Award-nominated "Best Ensemble Cast" from Tainted Dreams.
Tainted Dreams provides a rare look, warts and all, at the realistic interaction of the executives, cast and crew involved in producing a daily scripted drama."
According to Tainted Dreams creator and executive producer, Sonia Blangiardo who also directs "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" and "My Big Gay Italian Funeral," "Sometimes what happens behind the scenes is juicier, funnier and more dramatic than anything on the screen.
Enjoy a sneak peek of the talented Off-Broadway ensemble http://youtu.be/1AudU6F5_ZI and the first three webisodes ofTainted Dreams free at http://tainteddreamstheseries.com/sneak-peek/.
In addition to Alicia Minshew and the fantastic Off-Broadway talent, Tainted Dreams' all-star ensemble also includes 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), 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 (Dina's Party and Real Housewives of New Jersey) and Lisa Marie Varon (IMPACT WRESTLING), "Mr. PEC-Tacular" Jessie Godderz (IMPACT WRESTLING and Big Brother), Billboard Dance chart topper, Kim Sozzi, and introducing newcomer, MaryBeth Griffith of Columbus, Ohio.
Founded by the We Love Soaps editorial team in 2009, the Indie Series Awards celebrate the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web. The fifth annual Indie Series Awards ceremony will be held on April 2 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Emmy-nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy, best known for her television roles on True Blood,Cougar Town and General Hospital will host the awards.