Tuesday, February 21, 2017

8th Annual Indie Series Awards Spotlight: Best Guest Actress — Comedy

Clockwise from Top Left: Jillian Clare, Johanna Day, Liz Ellis, Sas Goldberg, June Diane Raphael and Emma Thompson.
The 8th Annual Indie Series Awards ceremony is only 43 days away, and this year the always entertaining show moves to The Colony Theatre on April 5. Nominees in all 29 categories will be spotlighted here at Serial Scoop as well as at IndieSeriesAwards.com. Today we are featuring the six talented performers nominated in the Best Guest Actress — Comedy category. They include two former ISA winners (Jillian Clare & Liz Ellis), a two-time Oscar winner (Emma Thompson), a Tony nominee (Johanna Day), a rising actress and comedian (June Diane Raphael), and Broadway's latest sensation (Sas Goldberg).

Check out their nominated performances below.

Jillian Clare, Fame Dogs


Johanna Day, The Pioneers


Liz Ellis, The Bhama Show


Sas Goldberg, He's With Me


June Diane Raphael, The Amazing Gayl Pile

Watch the full performance from Season 3 Episode 1 at seeso.com.

Emma Thompson, High Road


The Indie Series Awards, honoring the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web, first began in 2009. ISA8 will once again provide the backdrop for New Media creators to celebrate their accomplishments and those of their peers.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Indie Series Awards Moving to The Colony Theatre


The Indie Series Awards ceremony has a new home! The 8th Annual ISAs will be held on April 5 in Burbank at The Colony Theatre, which has long been a vibrant center of Los Angeles theatre life.

The Indie Series Awards, honoring the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web, first began in 2009.

“We are so excited to bring the Indie Series Awards to this extraordinary venue,” said Roger Newcomb, founder of the Indie Series Awards. “There's not a bad seat in the house, and the space offers us several new and fun possibilities for the ceremony, including the performances of the six Best Original Song nominees."

Barbara Beckley Artistic Director of The Colony Theatre stated, “It is an honor to be hosting this important and prestigious awards show recognizing the best and brightest in New Media. Director of Development, Heather Provost, added, "It's exactly the kind of fresh and innovative event we want to see in our theatre."

On February 1, a total of 48 series from around the world were nominated for Indie Series Awards in 29 categories.

Tickets for "ISA8" are currently on sale through Eventbrite.

Friday, February 17, 2017

'The Walking Dead' Season 7 Mid-Season Premiere Delivers 15.9 Million Total Viewers


The Walking Dead returned Sunday night for the second half of its seventh season with increases in total viewers and key demos from December's mid-season finale. Sunday night's return delivered 15.9 million total viewers, 9.9 million adults 18-49 and 10 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. Total viewers were up 5 percent from December, adults 18-49 increased 3 percent and adults 25-54 increased 5 percent.

Talking Dead remains television's #1 talk show, returning with 5.6 million total viewers, 3.2 adults 18-49 and 3.4 adults 25-54 in Nielsen live+3 ratings.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

'The Bay' Shatters Indie Series Awards Record with 21 Nominations


The nominations for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed on Wednesday, February 1. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web. Nominations were announced in 29 categories.

The Bay led all series with 21 total nominations. The show will compete in the Best Web Series - Drama category with Best Thing You'll Ever Do, Lemmings, Muck, Out With Dad, People Like Us, Rumuvi and Undetectable.

The Amazing Gayl Pile led all comedies with 16 nominations. The series is joined in the Best Web Series - Comedy field by #Adulting, Break: The Musical, Fame Dogs, Grip and Electric, High Road, Keith Broke His Leg and The Pioneers.

The Bay and The Amazing Gayl Pile each broke the previous record of 13 total nominations.

In all, there are 48 nominated series from around the globe: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. Crystal trophies will be presented to the winners during a gala ceremony on April 5 in Los Angeles. The two-day celebration includes a launch party, red carpet reception, press walk, presentation ceremony and official after party.

Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series.

The Annual Indie Series Awards is an initiative to elevate the entire indie series genre, organized by the nonprofit Indie Series Network, with Serial Scoop as media partner once again.

The nominees are:

Best Web Series — Comedy
#Adulting
The Amazing Gayl Pile
Break: The Musical
Fame Dogs
Grip and Electric
High Road
Keith Broke His Leg
The Pioneers

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Indie Series Awards Expanding Best Comedy & Drama Categories to 8

Indie Series Awards nominees will be announced on Wednesday, February 1.
Big changes are coming to the Indie Series Awards, and one was announced today. The ISAs are expanding the number of nominees in the Best Web Series — Comedy and Best Web Series — Drama categories from six to eight.

The expansion will allow four additional series to be introduced to the audience during the ceremony, a special honor given to the nominees of the evening's final two awards.

More big changes for this year's ISAs are in the works, and will be announced in the coming days.

The nominations will be revealed Wednesday, February 1st, and several daytime favorites are expected to be recognized. The exact time of the announcement will be posted at IndieSeriesAwards.com on Monday.

The nominations in 29 categories will be revealed on Wednesday, February 1st. Join the discussion on Twitter, and be sure to use hashtag #ISA8 so everyone can follow the discussion.

Founded in 2009, the Indie Series Awards celebrate the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web.