The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) is getting quite an impressive makeover that will not only simplify its name, but also spiff up the Emmy statuette logo! But just what other changes will this major overhaul create? Read on to find out!
Because we were working overtime trying to get the re-designed website up while also transferring servers, we didn't get a chance to report on this. For those who may have missed out on it all, E! is debuting a new reality series that actually covers the behind the scenes lives of some of your favorite soap stars for a change and not those "Real Housewives" we've gotten bored with from network sibling Bravo.
In 2012, Soap Opera Network published our own version of the annual TV Guide Magazine "TV's Highest Paid Stars" issue. In the time since it was published we've been quite shocked to see how many of you were curious to know how much some of daytime and primetime's biggest and brightest stars of yesteryear have gone on to make with their current work in primetime dramas and comedies, reality shows, and even daytime talk shows. Although we were unable to continue our report in 2013 due to circumstances beyond our control, we thought it would be a great opportunity to continue producing the soap opera edition of one of TV Guide's best selling issues with the release of the 2014 edition.
CBS' Angelica McDaniel, who in her role as Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment, has overseen the growth in all areas of daytime programming for the network since her promotion to the position in February 2012, will add oversight of first-run programming development for CBS Television Distribution, the syndication arm of CBS Corp., the company announced today.
As we reported yesterday, the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards will take place on Friday, February 6. For the first time in at least 20 years, there will be no representation of daytime as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has removed the Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series categories from the upcoming awards show. When we went to press yesterday, the NAACP was unable to officially comment on the matter. That has since changed.
Hot on the heels of news that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has put out a casting call for the contract role of Finn, a new doctor set to work alongside Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) when he hits Salem later this year, comes word that the daytime drama series has made a shift in ranks behind the scenes. Lisa de Cazotte is out as co-executive producer, a role she took on in October 2011, with veteran "DAYS" director/producer Albert Alarr set to replace her.
Corday Productions has partnered with TruLOVE Network, a BroadLit, Inc. company, to develop original television quality produced programming based on TruLOVE's library of romantic stories, it was announced today by Ken Corday, CEO of Corday Productions, which produces "Days of our Lives" for NBC. The partnership with TruLOVE continues Corday's goal of revitalizing the traditional soap opera format to suit current fans and engage new viewers. TruLOVE is a digital network with a new focus on global romance. It's programming looks to capture the attention of the key female demographic with a wholly owned original library of content developed by an award winning marketing, branding and production management team.
Since its grand return in 2013, in celebration of the soap's 50th anniversary, "General Hospital's" Nurses Ball has become an annual event for not just the characters taking part but a way for the fans of the series to enjoy their favorite stories with a touch of song and dance. Today ABC announced that the Nurses Ball will take center stage in Port Charles beginning Friday, May 1 and running through Tuesday, May 5.
On Tuesday, December 9, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced the nominees for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards. For the first time since at least 1994, when the category was first recognized, no actor or actress from a daytime drama series was nominated in the Outstanding Actor or Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series following the organizations decision not to include the categories this year. Representatives for the NAACP have yet to officially comment on the matter at press time.
Congratulations are in order for former "General Hospital" head writer Ron Carlivati. The writer, along with his team consisting of Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten, took home the WGA Award in the category of Daytime Drama for their writing work on the anniversary episode of the soap opera.