INDIE SOAP BEAT: ADULTS ONLY, DRIFTER, PRETTY, DOWNSIZED, OUT WITH DAD, BREAKING POINT & More!

The web series space has been buzzing lately with a number of exciting new episodes, premieres and industry news. Below is a roundup:

* "What would you do if you only had 12 days to live?" An all-star team of web series creators and stars are coming together for DRIFTER, a television format science fiction pilot, including Jeff Koenig, Julie Ann Emery, Darren Le Gallo, Al Thompson, Rachael Hip-Flores and Gary Ploski. You can help make this show happen by donating at mobcaster.com/project/drifter.

* ADULTS ONLY creator/writer Jason M. Burns shares some insight her learned while making the first season of the show in our recent interview: "The biggest lesson I took out of it was you don't have to do everything yourself. It's okay to rely on other people to get things done. Sometimes it's a budgetary thing, but every group that gets together for a project like this has a good core. Delegation is key. You can focus on certain things and not have to focus on everything."

Watch the latest episode of ADULTS ONLY below featuring the debut of Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach:



A special edition one-shot comic book based on ADULTS ONLY is now in the works. Written by Burns and drawn by Armando M. Zanker, the book will be published by Ape Entertainment and tell an untold story that will take place after the season 1 finale.

* The second season of DOWNSIZED was nominated for a 2012 Writers Guild Award earlier this year. Now the show has released a bonus episode.

If you thought Abby Lee Miller got herself in trouble with her dance moms, wait until you see what pageant coach Astrid has to deal with in a financially strapped pageant dad.

Watch it below:



If you thought Abby Lee Miller got herself in trouble with her dance moms, wait until you see what pageant coach Astrid has to deal with in a financially strapped pageant dad.

* Gordon Thompson, best known for his roles on DYNASTY and SANTA BARBARA, is joining the cast of award-winning indie soap DEVANITY for its upcoming third season. You can catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 at devanity.com. You'll find some brand new bloopers as well.

* PRETTY 3: BEHIND THE SEQUINS, a brand new behind the scenes video from PRETTY THE SERIES featuring the entire cast, crew and more is now playing at prettytheseries.com.



* Rib Hillis, Terri Ivens and Massi Furlan are the latest actors to join THE BAY for Season 2 and/or its summer special, DARKSIDE OF THE BAY. They join Fiona Hutchinson, John Reilly, Michael Swan, Gerald Hopkins and Brian Gaskill as new cast members.

* BREAKING POINT kicked off Season 2 this week exclusively on JTS TV.

* We Love Soaps releases the calendar for the 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards. Submit your show today!

* FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES met its Kickstarter goal for Season 2. You can catch up on Season 1 at fumblingthruthepieces.com.

* There is a long list of winners in various categories at this weekend's L.A. Web Festival.  From MISS BEHAVE, PRETTY and DEVANITY to THURSTON, SUNDAYS and ANACOSTIA, the best and brightest were on display.  Here's the list of the "Top 10 Marseille Webfest Selections":
1. HIT MAN 101 (Canada)
2. CLUTCH (Canada)
3. OFF SCREEN (Israel)
4. THE SYNDICATE (England)
5. OUT WITH DAD (Canada)
6. FIGHT NIGHT LEGACY (USA)
7. DIVINE (Canada)
8. GIGI: ALL AMERICAN (USA)
9. THE BOOTH AT THE END (USA)
10. EL PORVENIR (Mexico)

“I am proud that OUT WITH DAD is getting so much recognition in festivals and award shows,” said director, producer and writer Jason Leaver. “The important thing that comes from this recognition is that we are raising awareness of the challenges youth have in coming out and facing homophobia.”

OUT WITH DAD today announces "The Museum Outing Premiere Event," in partnership with the Scarborough Museum, on May 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. This will be an opportunity to screen episode 2×09, “The Museum Outing” which was filmed on location at the museum, while giving you an opportunity to meet the cast and crew. More details at outwithdad.com

* Indie Soap Award nominee Crystal Chappell (Gina, VENICE) signs on to play a new character on CBS-TV's THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. She joins ISA winner Hillary B. Smith in the cast.

* You can listen to ANYONE BUT ME's Susan Miller and THURSTON's Kathryn O'Sullivan in this new WAMU radio interview here. Miller says, people should start to think about web series as indie television.

"Theater, film, television, web," she says. "It's just an expansion of the arts. It's not a substitute."

* Chapter 40 of AVE 43 is now online with John Quale joining the cast. Watch it below:



* Our web series INDIE SOAP BEAT is back on Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the updates. I am enjoying Adults Only.

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