Monday, October 5, 2015

Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Caitlyn Jenner, Joey McIntyre, Sara Ramirez & More Support LGBTQ Students at Voices on Point Gala

 Actresses Teri Polo (L) and Sherri Saum speak onstage
during the Point Foundation's Annual Voices On Point
Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on October 3, 2015
in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty
Images for The Point Foundation
More than 400 guests attended the fourth annual Voices on Point gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night to support higher education opportunities for LGBTQ students. Caitlyn Jenner presented the Point Horizon Award to two Point Alumni, Rhys Ernst, Co-Producer for Amazon’s “Transparent,” and Zach Zyskowski, Producer on ABC Family and Ryan Seacrest Productions docuseries Becoming Us, and Producer on CBS’ perennial hit Big Brother. The evening celebrated the accomplishments of Point Foundation (Point) scholarship recipients, and included musical performances from Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Stacy Barthe, Tony Award winner and star of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Sara Ramirez, American Idol, Top Five Finalist, Rayvon Owen, and singer/songwriter Joey McIntyre. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, was the most successful Voices on Point event to date for Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit.

Celebrity appearances at Point Honors included Amy Landecker; Camryn Magness; Connor Franta; Gavin Macintosh; Greg Louganis; Hayden Byerly; Our Lady J; Ray Santiago; Sherri Saum; Teri Polo; Bradley Whitford; Utkarsh Ambudkar and more.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Web Series of the Week (September 26-October 2 2015)

In the last Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll, Oh $#%+! I Woke Up in Colorado was voted favorite indie series for the week. It's now time to catch up on latest episodes and vote for your favorite series in this week's poll.

You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple/duo. Voting ends Wednesday, October 7 at 4 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day).

Web series that aired one or more new episodes from September 26-October 2, 2015 are eligible. If a web series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in the name of the show.

Watch this week's indie series below:
- About Us Season 2 Episode 2 "Two Redheads"
- Anyone But Me "Lost Scenes, Part 5"
- Bad Dates "Nicholas"
- Black Season 2 Episode 4 "Contact"
- Brooding "Morning Mishap" (series premiere)
- Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 35 "Not Afraid" & 36 "The Execution of Carmilla Karnstein"
- Classic Alice Episodes 87 "The Bridal of Death" & 88 "Confessional: John Brodribb"
- EastSiders Season 2 Episodes 4 "Thick Like a Lotion", 5 "Open Bar" & 6 "Evolving" (season finale)
- From Mansfield With Love No.86 "Get Well Soon" & No.87 "Taking Advantage"
- The Hollywood Unit Episode 3 "Jackie Doe"
- The Horizon Episode 45
- How I Seize It Episode 183 "Smoking Cessation"
- Jill & Jack Episode 11 "Jill and Jack do Magic Mushrooms"
- Lovers Lane Episode 7
- The Misselthwaite Archives Episode 39 "Lost and Found"
- The Molding Maverick Mason Episode 5
- Not So Union Episode 4 "Ego, The Great Killer"
- Oh $#%+! I Woke Up in Colorado Episode 5 "The Capitalist Pizza"
- The Realm Path 8 "Harbinger"
- Remainder One Episode 12 "So Close"
- Shades of Bad Episode 19 "The Fly"
- The Soliloquies of Santiago Episodes 19 "Make My Fool My Purse" & 20 "Hell and Night"
- The Under 5ers Season 2 Episode 8 "Advice"
- Under InspeKtion Episode 9 "Accessory to Car Theft"
- Where the Bears Are Season 4 Episodes 11 "Butch Bears" & 12 "Bachelor Party Bears"
- The Young and the Undead Episode 2


Submissions Open for 7th Annual Indie Series Awards
Submissions are now open for the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards (#ISA7). The Indie Series Network is once again the charity sponsor for the annual awards show that honors the best in independently produced scripted entertainment for the Web.

The early entry (discounted) period runs from September 10-30, 2015, with regular entry from October 1-November 30, 2015.

The 7th Annual ISAs ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, with the annual nominee pre-party the night before.

Click here to submit your web series for ISA7.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lifetime Movie 'The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story' Premieres Tonight

(L to R) Jesy McKinney (“Luke Perry/Dylan McKay”), Max Lloyd-Jones (“Jason Priestley/Brandon Walsh”), Michele Goyns (“Gabrielle Carteris/Andrea Zuckerman”), David Lennon (“Ian Ziering/Steve Sanders”), Abbie Cobb (“Jennie Garth/Kelly Taylor”), Abby Ross (“Tori Spelling/Donna Martin”), Samantha Munro (“Shannon Doherty/Brenda Walsh”) and Ross Linton (“Brian Austin Green/David Silver”) star in the all-new Lifetime movie The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story, premiering Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT Photo by Sergei Bachlakov Copyright 2015

Lifetime Original Movie The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story premieres Saturday, October 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Dan Castellaneta as Aaron Spelling, Samantha Munro as Brenda Walsh/Shannen Doherty, Abby Ross as Donna Martin/Tori Spelling, Max Lloyd Jones as Brandon Walsh/Jason Priestley, Abbie Cobb as Kelly Taylor/Jennie Garth, Jesy McKinney as Dylan McKay/Luke Perry, Michele Goyns as Andrea Zuckerman/Gabrielle Carteris, Ross Linton as David Silver/Brian Austin Green, and David Lennon as Steve Sanders/Ian Ziering.

An international pop culture phenomenon, Beverly Hills, 90210 ruled the '90s television landscape and reigned as the top teen show for nearly a decade during which Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling became household names. The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story reveals the roller coaster ride behind the show's first four seasons, highlighting the drama between cast members and producers both on and off-set as they journeyed together from near-cancelation to unparalleled fame and success.

Watch a sneak peek below:

Hallmark Movie 'Autumn Dreams' Premieres Tonight, Stars Jill Wagner & Colin Egglesfield

Autumn Dreams premieres September 26 on Hallmark Channel. Photo Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss
Hallmark Original Movie Autumn Dreams premieres Saturday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel. The film stars Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf) as a quintessential country girl, and Colin Egglesfield (Rizzoli & Isles, All My Children) as a former farmhand thriving in the big city.

With big plans to leave their small Iowan town, teenage loves Annie (Wagner) and Ben (Egglesfield) elope. Their big city plans are halted, though, when Annie’s parents have the marriage annulled, and Annie stays behind in Iowa to help her family. Fifteen years later, when Annie is engaged in Iowa and Ben is engaged in New York, they discover that their annulment was never finalized. Annie and Ben reunite to make their divorce legal, but find themselves reminiscing about what could have been if they had stayed together. As romantic feelings resurface, Annie and Ben must decide if their past love could also be their destined future.

Watch a sneak peek below:

Web Series of the Week Poll (September 19-25, 2015)

Oh $#%+! I Woke Up in Colorado was voted favorite web series of the week.
The results are in from the Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll for September 19-25, 2015.

Oh $#%+! I Woke Up in Colorado was voted favorite web series for week. The latest from Con was second, followed by new episodes of Shades of Bad, The Horizon and Where the Bears Are.

The acting favorites were Oh $#%+! I Woke Up in Colorado's Spencer Kane and Elena Rose Davis, and the favorite couple/duo was Nelson & Todd from Where the Bears Are.

Check out the complete results below:

1Oh $#%+! I Woke Up in Colorado23
3Shades of Bad73
4The Horizon81
5Where the Bears Are65
6About Us-0
7Jill & Jack230
8Anyone But Me100
9Drty Diana-0
10Not So Union140
11We Are Stars-0
12The Soliloquies of Santiago-0
15Bad Dates110
16Best Friends!160
17Classic Alice50
18How I Seize It200
19iLove ver. Black-0
20The Under 5ers222
21Lovers Lane210
22From Mansfield With Love240
23The Molding Maverick Mason250

Watch the Top 3 series and see the rest of the poll results below:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

'Youthful Daze' Adds Drew Garrett, Cady McClain, Guy Wilson, Melissa Archer, Bryan Dattilo, Andrew Trischitta and Sean Kanan

Drew Garrett, Cady McClain, Guy Wilson, Melissa Archer, Bryan Dattilo, Andrew Trischitta and Sean Kanan.
Web soap Youthful Daze returns for a new season on February 20, 2016, and a number of cast additions  have now been revealed. Below is a list of new characters:

* Jimmy Lowe, played Drew Garrett (ex-Michael, General Hospital)

* Aunt Kathy, played by Cady McClain (ex-Dixie, All My Children; ex-Rosanna, As the World Turns; ex-Kelly, The Young and the Restless)

* Shane Edmundson, played by Guy Wilson (Will, Days of our Lives)

* Monica Reynolds, played by Melissa Archer (ex-Natalie, One Life to Live; ex-Serena, Days of our Lives)

* Eric, played by Bryan Dattilo (Lucas, Days of our Lives)

* Travis Montgomery, played by Andrew Trischitta (ex-Jack, One Life to Live)

* Cult leader Richie Kingsly, played by Sean Kanan (Deacon, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-AJ, General Hospital)