We Love Soaps Announces Additional Celebrity Presenters For 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards

WE LOVE SOAPS ANNOUNCES SEBASTIAN LA CAUSE, MICHAEL O'LEARY, RACHAEL HIP-FLORES AND YVONNE PERRY AS ADDITIONAL CELEBRITY PRESENTERS AT THE THIRD ANNUAL INDIE SOAP AWARDS
Winners will be revealed at a live ceremony
on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT


(New York, NY) January 26, 2012 - We Love Soaps reveals second slate of celebrity presenters for the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards.  The ISAs honor the best dramas and comedies in scripted serialized web series.  The winners will be announced in a gala award presentation ceremony at New World Stages in New York, NY, on February 21, 2012.



We Love Soaps is proud to announce the following celebrity presenters:


Michael O'Leary, longtime star of Guiding Light; nominated actor from Steamboat
Yvonne Perry, longtime star of As The World Turns; actress from Empire
Orlagh Cassidy, star of Guiding Light and Another World; nominated actress from Empire
Julie Ann Emery of TV's Damages, ER and Commander in Chief; nominated actress and producer from Then We Got Help!
Karri Bowman of TV's Grounded for Life; nominated actress from Bandwagon
Sebastian La Cause of Broadway's Rocky Horror Show and Chicago; creator and nominated actor from Hustling
Kevin Earley of Broadway's Tale of Two Cities and Thoroughly Modern Millie; actor from Then We Got Help!
Michael Myracle of action films Violent Zone and Delta Force 2; nominated actress from California Heaven
Catherine Frels of The Academy of Classical Acting at George Washington University; nominated actress from Thurston
Anthony Anderson, nominated actor and ISA winner from Anacostia
Rachael Hip-Flores of the new series Good People in Love; nominated actress and ISA winner from Anyone But Me
Rick Dalton, nominated actor from Ragged Isle
Jason Leaver, nominated creator of Out With Dad
Marion Akpan, actress from Anacostia


"We try to keep the focus on their incredible achievements in the web series medium, but it's just impossible to ignore the fact that we're packing the theater with an incredibly talented and accomplished mix of theater stars, indie filmmakers and daytime soap opera (and other!) TV actors," said We Love Soaps founder, Roger Newcomb.  "Moving the show to New World Stages allows us to do something even bigger and better this year.   We even have a surprise or two planned!"


As previously announced, Kristos Andrews (The Bay), Jodi Britton(Sundays), Michael Caruso (DeVanity), John Colella (Vampire Mob), Jillian Clare (Miss Behave), Patrika Darbo (Miss Behave), Dee Freeman (Pretty), Sid Garza-Hillman (Sundays), Michael Taylor Gray (Pretty), Stacy McQueen (Pretty), Forrest Naylor (Sundays) and Alexis Zibolis (DeVanity) will also be presenting awards during the ceremony.


We Love Soaps has been covering the best in serialized programming since 2007 from television to the web.  The Indie Soap Awards, or ISAs, were developed in 2009 to celebrate the best of serialized content developed for the web.   For more information, including all the nominations, visit http://welovesoaps.com/isa


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First Presenters Revealed For 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards

"2012: The Year of the Soap" continues as we announce the first wave of presenters for the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards, to take place Tuesday, February 21 at New World Stages in New York City's Theater District.



These first twelve are all Indie Soap Award nominees - which is not to say that's the only reason we've chosen them. For example, one of the young men is also an X-Games champion with multiple entries in The Guinness Book of World Records. A certain young woman will make her next appearance on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS January 17, possibly demonstrating some of those crazy handgun (.22, .357, .40 & 9mm), knife and Krav Maga skills. And of course, there's the talented actress who also happens to be a registered nurse!... we could go on and on!



On February 21, however, we focus on one genre: the serialized web series, or indie soap. And so, without further ado, our first 13 presenters, and the outstanding indie soap they represent.



Kristos Andrews (THE BAY)

Jodi Britton (SUNDAYS)

Michael Caruso (DEVANITY)

John Colella (VAMPIRE MOB)

Jillian Clare (MISS BEHAVE)

Patrika Darbo (MISS BEHAVE)

Dee Freeman (PRETTY)

Sid Garza-Hillman (SUNDAYS)

Michael Taylor Gray (PRETTY)

Stacy McQueen (PRETTY)

Forrest Naylor (SUNDAYS)

Alexis Zibolis (DEVANITY)



"We couldn't be more thrilled with the excitement this year's ceremony has generated so far," said We Love Soaps founder Roger Newcomb. "This first wave of Award presenters could not be more fascinating, talented, and emblematic of the Indie Soap world, and we can't wait to reveal more exciting news about the ISA's very soon."



The 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards presented by We Love Soaps will honor the best in scripted serialized programming for the web in 2011. Winners in 22 categories will be revealed on February 21, along with the "Fan's Choice" award winner. Voting for the "Fan's Choice" continues until February 13.



Visit IndieSoapAwards.com to view the latest features and news related to this year's celebration of the web.



RELATED:

- NOMINATIONS: 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards

- Fan's Choice Indie Soap of the Year: Vote Until Feb. 13

- Why 2012 Will Be "The Year Of The Soap" (Part 1)

- Why 2012 Will Be "The Year Of The Soap" (Part 2): DARK SHADOWS, RAGGED ISLE, DALLAS, Univision Telenovelas and More

Fan's Choice Indie Soap of the Year: Vote Until Feb. 13

Voting is now open for the "Fan's Choice Indie Soap of the Year" which will be announced at the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards ceremony on February 21. The 20 web series that received the most votes in 2011 in our weekly poll are eligible. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 13, 2012.



You may vote once per person.



If you would like to support your favorite show in person, then register to come to come to the four hour Indie Soap Awards party in Manhattan, at New World Stages, on February 21st, 2012. For only $69.95 you can come view the ceremony, meet your favorite stars, and enjoy the open bar! 

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RELATED:

- NOMINATIONS: 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards

- Why 2012 Will Be "The Year Of The Soap" (Part 1)

- Why 2012 Will Be "The Year Of The Soap" (Part 2): DARK SHADOWS, RAGGED ISLE, DALLAS, Univision Telenovelas and More
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