Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Las Vegas Review-Journal Cover Story Features We Love Soaps

Doug Elfman of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote a cover story in Monday's issue about the Daytime Emmys. He felt the show was a "two-hour advertisement for the city of Las Vegas."

We Love Soaps was interviewed for the story, which you can read here.

"Being in Vegas actually gave it a shot in the arm," Roger Newcomb, editorial director of WeLoveSoaps.net, told me.

Quite a few soap writers covered the event, though. They were super into it. Damon L. Jacobs, feature editor for WeLoveSoaps.net, shrieked with joy when certain actors won awards.

Jacobs was glad to see the awards back on a big network that showered shows with earnest reverence.

But with GUIDING LIGHT leaving the air, and AS THE WORLD TURNS perishing in September, the WeLoveSoaps.net guys are hoping for remaining soaps to merely stay on TV.

Newcomb claims one future of soaps are indie-soap shorts, about seven minutes each, and that air just once a week online (like Robert Townsend's DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM.)

"I think the business model for daytime -- a million bucks a week to produce five hours a week -- is almost too much for people to watch," Newcomb said.

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