Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jen Lilley & Eric Martsolf To Host 7th Annual Indie Series Awards

Jen Lilley and Eric Martsolf will host the 7th Annual ISAs. Photo Credit: Brad Everett Young
Returning to the same stage where he wowed the crowed with his rendition of "Oh Indies" in April, Emmy winner Eric Martsolf has been named host of the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards. Joining Martsolf is his Days of our Lives co-star and former ISA nominee Jen Lilley. The ceremony is set for Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.

The two-hour ceremony will be live-streamed beginning at 8 p.m. PT. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.

With over 3000 episodes of television under his belt, Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" with NBC Daytime for the past 13 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on Passions and currently Brady Black on Days of our Lives have resulted in numerous industry accolades-the zenith being his Emmy win in 2014.

His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, Smallville, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theater repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." He has also starred in the hit web series Acting Dead, The Bay, Venice and Miss Behave.

Virginia native Jen Lilley plays the deliciously devious Theresa Donovan on NBC's Days of our Lives. She previously starred as Maxie Jones on General Hospital. She appeared in Weinstein's critically acclaimed feature film, The Artist, winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. She was also a series regular on MTV's improvised comedy series, Disaster Date. Other recent projects include Lifetime's The Spirit of Christmas, Where Are You Bobby Browning, Crossing Streets, The Book of Esther, Turnaround Jake, and The Olivia Experiment, as well as television appearances on The Crazy Ones, and Home and Family.

Lilley didn't start acting until college (University of VA) when she played the lead in an indie film called The Loss of Life. After that, she fell in love with acting and averaged six indie films a semester. In addition to acting, she is also a talented singer and comedian, performing in many improv casts including the Upright Citizens Brigade.
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Her new Christmas album, "Tinsel Town," will be released on November 24.

Lilley currently lives in Los Angeles.

The Indie Series Network will once again be the charity sponsor for the Indie Series Awards. Nominations for the 7th Annual ISAs will be announced on Wednesday, February 3.

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