Many of our favorite current and former daytime soapers have been keeping busy on the web, and now they have Indie Series Award (ISA) nominations to show for it! Former As The World Turns stars Van Hansis (EastSiders) and Colleen Zenk (Thurston) both received lead acting nods for their work in web dramas, as did All My Children alum Alicia Minshew (Tainted Dreams).
Former Days of Our Lives cuties Jillian Clare (Clutch) and Kyle Lowder (DeVanity) picked up supporting nods, while AMC legend Walt Willey (Thurston), multi-soap vet Gordon Thompson (DeVanity), Melrose Place alum Traci Lords (EastSiders) and Dallas scene stealer Charlene Tilton (DeVanity) were all recognized for their guest spots on web sudsers in 2013. For the complete list of nominees for the 5th Annual ISAs, keep reading! READ MORE
Tainted Dream—the soap-within-a-soap featuring Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, All My Children), Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light) and Kelley Menighan Hensley (ex-Emily Stewart, As the World Turns)—has released the first three episodes for fans to binge on. Watch them after the jump!
One Life to Live’s Marnie Schulenburg, former Guiding Light star Grant Aleksander and General Hospital andDays of Our Lives favorite Natalia Livingston were among the soap stars on set for Tainted Dreams’ first week in production. Check out more photos after the jump! READ MORE
Former One Life to Live, Guiding Light and As the World Turns stars gathered at the launch party for Mondon Productions, hosted by Marcia Tovsky and Howie Zeidman, on May 9. Specializing in soap opera events and appearances, Mondon Productions held its kickoff party at NOIR in New York City. See more photos after the jump!
One Life to Live’s Florencia Lozano and As the World Turns’ Martha Byrne were among the soap stars who helped celebrate the Fourth Annual Indie Soap Awards on February 19 in New York City. See more photos of ATWT, Guiding Light, Days of Our Lives and OLTL favorites, and the cast of DeVanity, after the jump. READ MORE
Former Proctor and Gamble soap divas Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara, ATWT) and Crystal Chappell (ex-Olivia, GL; Danielle, B&B) are beginning new ventures in the web series world. Zenk stars as Agnes Snead in Thurston, a western featuring the frontier struggles of the American West. Created by Kathryn O'Sullivan, Thurston is currently in the midst of its second season
The Inn is the brainchild of Steve Silverman, (Pretty: The Series). The series follows Jane's (Chappell) arrival in a new town, where things might not be as they seem. Local diner owner Lola (soap legend Denise Alexander) advises Jane to speak with a man at The Inn, but fails to mention the dwelling's eerie vibe. The Inn premiered Feb. 4.
Chappell is a busy a woman on the web. She also produced and stars in The Grove, a pilot she's shopping for television. With the help of writer Paul Barber (21 Jump Street), The Grove centers on drama between two families, The Moynihans and The Kincaids.
The Grove boasts an all-star soap cast, including: Bob Woods (Bo, OLTL), Jessica Leccia (ex- Natalia, GL), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R), Mark Hapka (ex-Nathan, DAYS), Peter Reckell (ex-Bo, DAYS), Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B), Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS), Bobbie Eakes (ex-Krystal, AMC), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, DAYS), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R), Beth Maitland (Traci, Y&R), and Jordan Clarke (ex-Billy, GL).
Check out Thurston, The Inn and the pilot episode of The Grove after the jump!