Indie Series Awards Locks Date and Venue for West Coast Debut (Press Release)

Indie Series Awards locks date and venue for West Coast debut

Historic theater in the NoHo Arts District to host awards ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 19, 2013 - HOLLYWOOD -- The Indie Series Awards, formerly known as the Indie Soap Awards, are coming to Los Angeles in celebration of its 5th year on April 2, 2014. The Red Carpet Gala will be held at the El Portal Theatre, a historic landmark in the San Fernando Valley located in the heart of North Hollywood. When it first opened in 1926, the theatre was home to Vaudeville shows, then Silent Movies and Academy Award winning films. Today, the 360 seat proscenium house serves for a multitude of functions including staged plays and readings, special events, plus film and television productions.

The Indie Series Awards, honoring the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web, first began in 2009. Doubling in size each year since inception, ISA5 will once again provide the backdrop for New Media creators to celebrate their accomplishments and those of their peers.

“The El Portal Theatre has a long and storied history and I’m so excited to bring the Indie Series Awards to this extraordinary venue,” said Roger Newcomb, founder of We Love Soaps and the Indie Series Awards. “The space also offers us several new and fun possibilities for the ceremony, and there’s not a bad seat in the house.”

Susan Bernhardt, ISA5 Producer added “As in years past, ISA5 is certain to be a memorable evening and amazing experience for everyone that attends. I'm so thrilled we secured El Portal Theatre as our venue which has literally served every platform. Seems fitting to host an awards show there honoring the best in the latest form of entertainment – New Media.”

The ceremony will be hosted by Emmy-nominated actress, and Best-Selling author Carolyn Hennesy, star of General Hospital, True Blood, Cougar Town, and the upcoming indie web series Acting Dead.

Any professional, independently produced scripted web series (drama or comedy) that released at least three NEW episodes between December 17, 2012 and December 31, 2013 may be submitted for the Indie Series Awards. Complete entry instructions are available at http://indieseriesawards.com.

Tickets for ISA5 go on sale February 1st and will be sold through the El Portal Theatre box office.

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Watch The 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards


You can now watch the 4th Annual ISAs online. ISA4 presenters included Colleen Zenk, Kevin Spirtas, Cynthia Watros, Hillary B. Smith, Martha Byrne, Jillian Clare, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Bhama Roget, Brad Bell, Anthony Anderson, Michael Caruso, Sebastian La Cause, Ben Baur, Kayla Olson, Sharon Smyth Lentz and many, many more.  Check out the poignant speeches, the funny moments and all the glamour from the best in independently produced scripted and serialized programming for the Web below.


Indie Series Awards History and Winners Archive

Founded by indie producer and We Love Soaps editorial director Roger Newcomb in 2009 to provide a showcase for the burgeoning genre, the Indie Series Awards celebrate the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web.

The 1st Annual Indie Soap Awards--the official name of the event from 2009-2013, although it was commonly referred to as The ISAs--was a low-tech pre-recorded "ceremony" that aired online the evening of February 1, 2010 (ISA1). Many of the winners created brilliant accept speech videos while others pre-taped speeches and presentations at Shetler Studios in midtown Manhattan. 16 series received nominations.  The live social media buzz was strong, prompting producer Roger Newcomb to promise a live event the following year.

The 2nd Annual ISAs (ISA2) were announced on January 10, 2011, with a ceremony planned for February 21. Once again the indie soap community embraced the idea and the Awards were a smashing success. The event was held at Alvin Ailey Studios in New York.  Around 125 people attended the ceremony, hosted by Emmy winner Martha Byrne.

The 3rd Annual ISAs (ISA3) were presented on February 21 at New World Stages with over 250 attendees. For the first time, many of the awards were divided up into Drama and Comedy categories. Actress Colleen Zenk served as de facto host, opening the ceremony with an original song, and closing the show as the theater filled with bubbles.

The 4th Annual ISAs (ISA4) took place on February 19, 2013, once again at New World Stages in New York. The nonprofit Indie Series Network served as the charity sponsor. Colleen Zenk and Kevin Spirtas, who both landed on web series after attending ISA3, opened the ceremony following a "best of" montage video. Two former ISA winners, Martha Byrne and Hillary B. Smith, closed the show as the theater once again was filled with bubbles. The ceremony was live-streamed for the first time ever.

The 5th Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA5) ceremony was held on April 2, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, hosted by Carolyn Hennesy. The event was presented by We Love Soaps LLC in partnership with the Indie Series Network. Roger Newcomb and Kevin Mulcahy Jr. once again produced the event, along with Susan Bernhardt, who was instrumental in bringing the ceremony to Los Angeles. The event was live-streamed by JTS.TV, who provided a strong support team led by Carter Mason.

The 6th Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA6) returned to the El Portal Theatre, hosted by Emmy winner Eric Martsolf.  Martsolf opened the show with a monologue that quickly turned into an epic musical performance of "Oh Indies!" (to the tune of Barry Manilow's"Mandy").  The ceremony was streamed live by WebVee Guide, in partnership with Happy Little Guillotine Studios. We Love Soaps LLC produced the event, along with Leonian Pictures. The Indie Series Network was once again the charity sponsor, while Serial Scoop became the media sponsor.

The 7th Annual Indie Series Awards ceremony once again was held at the El Portal, hosted by Eric Martsolf and his Days of our Lives co-star, Jen Lilley. The hosts performed "ULB" (to the tune of the Beatles "Let It Be"), along with a 10-person crowd made up of current and former nominees. AfterBuzz TV live-streamed the red carpet and the ceremony, as well as Winner's Circle interviews. We Love Soaps LLC and The Indie Series Network produced the event, along with Leonian Pictures.

The 8th Annual Indie Series Awards are scheduled for April 5, 2017, at Colony Theatre in Burbank. The best comedy and drama categories were expanded from 6 nominees each to 8.

Date VenueHostBroadcastTeam
February 1, 2010Shetler Studios (NYC)Roger Newcomb & Damon L. JacobsPre-taped, We Love SoapsProducing Sponsor: We Love Soaps LLC
Producers: Roger Newcomb & Damon L. Jacobs
February 21, 2011Alvin Ailey
Studios (NYC)
Martha ByrneTaped, We Love SoapsProducing Sponsor: We Love Soaps LLC
Producers: Roger Newcomb, Damon L. Jacobs & Kevin Mulcahy Jr.
February 21, 2012New World
Stages (NYC)
Opening & Closing: Colleen ZenkSFNCharity Sponsor: Indie Series Network
Producing Media Partner: We Love Soaps LLC
Broadcast Partner: SFN
Producers: Roger Newcomb, Damon L. Jacobs & Kevin Mulcahy Jr.
February 19, 2013New World
Stages (NYC)
No formal host.
Opening: Colleen Zenk & Kevin Spirtas
Closing: Martha Byrne & Hillary B. Smith
We Love SoapsCharity Sponsor: Indie Series Network
Producing Sponsor: We Love Soaps LLC
Producers: Roger Newcomb, Damon L. Jacobs & Kevin Mulcahy Jr.
April 2, 2014El Portal Theatre (LA)Carolyn HennesyJTS.TVCharity Sponsor: Indie Series Network
Producing Sponsor: We Love Soaps LLC
Broadcast Partner: JTS.TV
Producers: Roger Newcomb, Kevin Mulcahy Jr. and Susan Bernhardt
April 1, 2015El Portal Theatre (LA)Eric MartsolfWebVee GuideCharity Sponsor: Indie Series Network
Producing Sponsor: We Love Soaps LLC
Media Partner: Serial Scoop
Broadcast Partner: WebVee Guide
Producers: Roger Newcomb, Kevin Mulcahy Jr. and Susan Bernhardt
April 6, 2016El Portal Theatre (LA)Eric Martsolf &
Jen Lilley
AfterBuzz TVCharity Sponsor: Indie Series Network
Producing Sponsor: We Love Soaps LLC
Media Partner: Serial Scoop
Broadcast Partner: AfterBuzz TV
Producers: Roger Newcomb, Kevin Mulcahy Jr. and Susan Bernhardt
April 5, 2017Colony Theatre (LA)TBATBACharity Sponsor: Indie Series Network
Producing Sponsor: We Love Soaps LLC
Media Partner: Serial Scoop
Broadcast Partner: TBA
Producers: Roger Newcomb, Kevin Mulcahy Jr. and Susan Bernhardt


WINNERS BY CATEGORY

Best Web Series
2010: Diary of a Single Mom
2011: Diary of a Single Mom
2012: Ragged Isle (Drama)
          Pretty (Comedy)
2013: Out With Dad (Drama)
          The Bloody Mary Show (Comedy)
2014: Hustling (Drama)
          L.A. Macabre (Comedy)
2015: Hustling (Drama)
          Acting Dead (Comedy)
2016: Arthur (Drama)
          Keith Broke His Leg (Comedy)

Best Lead Actress
2010: Rachael Hip-Flores, Anyone But Me
2011: Monica Calhoun, Diary of a Single Mom
2012: Kate Conway, Out With Dad (Drama)
          Emma Caulfield, Bandwagon (Comedy)
2013: Miriam Pultro, Mythos (Drama)
          Cynthia Watros, Cynthia Watros Gets Lost (Comedy)
2014: Kate Conway, Out With Dad (Drama)
          Bhama Roget, Wrecked (Comedy)
2015: Sarah Brown, Beacon Hill (Drama)
          Jackie Geary, Jon and Jen are Married (Comedy)
2016: Lilly Melgar, The Bay (Drama)
          Melissa Archer, Viral (Comedy)

Best Lead Actor
2010: Craig Frank, Compulsions
2011: Anthony Anderson, Anacostia
2012: Sebastian La Cause, Hustling (Drama)
          John Colella, Vampire Mob (Comedy)
2013: Sebastian La Cause, Hustling (Drama)
          Brad Bell, Husbands (Comedy)
2014: Peter Halpin, 3some (Drama)
          Brad Bell, Husbands (Comedy)
2015: Sebastian La Cause, Hustling (Drama)
          Ben McEwing, Altruman (Comedy)
2016: Adam Henry Garcia, Conversations From the Afterlife (Drama)
          Keith Powell, Keith Broke His Leg (Comedy)

Best Writing
2010: Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, Anyone But Me
2011: Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, Anyone But Me
2012: Anthony Anderson, Anacostia (Drama)
          Jason Vitteri-Lewis, Trailer Made (Comedy)
2013: Michael Caruso, DeVanity (Drama)
          Brad Bell & Jane Espenson, Husbands (Comedy)
2014: Lisa Gifford, 3some (Drama)
          Rob Raffety, Andrew Heaton and Satya Thallam, Cap South (Comedy)
2015: Moshe Mones, Small Miracles (Drama)
          Brian Beacock, Acting Dead (Comedy)
2016: Michael Caruso, Winterthorne (Drama)
          Zac Hug & Jim Rash, These People (Comedy)

Best Directing
2010: Kai Soremekun, Chick
2011: Gregori J. Martin, The Bay
2012: Barry Dodd, Ragged Isle (Drama)
          Henryk Cymerman & Tim Russ, Bloomers (Comedy)
2013: Barry Dodd, Ragged Isle (Drama)
          Liz Ellis, Wrecked (Comedy)
2014: Jonathan Robbins, Clutch (Drama)
          Mike Fly and Simon Fraser, Versus Valerie (Comedy)
2015: Matt Eastman, Whatever, Linda (Drama)
          Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray, The Amazing Gayl Pile (Comedy)
2016: Adam Kosh, The Banks (Drama)
          Behn Fannin, F'd (Comedy)

Best Editing
2010: Michael Darrow, Compulsions
2011: Wiley Abbas, In Between Men
2013: Nate Locklear, Once You Leave
2014: Phil Bucci, Destroy the Alpha Gammas
2015: Aaron Garcia, Acting Dead
2016: Julian Stamboulieh, LARPs

Best Use of Music
2010: Venice
2011: Out With Dad
2012: Miss Behave

Best Soundtrack
2013: Hunting Season
2014: Scott Thomas, Professional Friend
2015: Kieran Turner and Michael Turner, Wallflowers
2016: Brandon Russell & DJ Amen Ra, The Beat & Path: Walk of Shame

Best Original Score
2013: Rob Gokee, Cost of Capital
2014: Aaron Tsang, Pete Winning and the Pirates
2015: Aaron Tsang, Pete Winning and the Pirates
2016: Robb Padgett, Hollywood Wasteland

Best Sound Design
2010: Tom Boykin, Compulsions
2011: Cell
2016: Matt R. Sherman, LARPs

Best Ensemble
2010: Anacostia
2011: Pretty
2012: Sundays (Drama)
         Pretty (Comedy)
2013: Hustling (Drama)
          The Bloody Mary Show (Comedy)
2014: EastSiders (Drama)
          Fumbling Thru the Pieces (Comedy)
2015: Anacostia (Drama)
          39 to Go (Comedy)
2016: EastSiders (Drama)
          Hunting Season (Comedy)

Best Supporting Actress
2010: Taryn O'Neill, Compulsions
2011: Hillary B. Smith, Venice
2012: Michael Myracle, California Heaven (Drama)
          Diane Delano, Fumbling Thru the Pieces (Comedy)
2013: Pasha Diallo, Anacostia (Drama)
          Dee Freeman, Pretty (Comedy)
2014: Jillian Clare, Clutch (Drama)
          Jessica Martin, Wrecked (Comedy)
2015: Sharon Washington, Hustling (Drama)
          Alexandra Paul, Mentor (Comedy)
2016: Jodie Hirst, Night School (Drama)
          Darcie Siciliano, He's With Me (Comedy)

Best Supporting Actor
2010: Joshua Holland, Anyone But Me
2011: Jordan Clarke, Venice
2012: Timothy Olin, The RAs (Drama)
          Blake Hammond, Then We Got Help! (Comedy)
2013: Adam Henry Garcia, Mythos (Drama)
          Robert Bergin, Wrecked (Comedy)
2014: Gerald McCullouch, Hustling (Drama)
          Christian Blackburn, Professional Friend (Comedy)
2015: Judd Hirsch, Small Miracles (Drama)
          Chris Galya, Acting Dead (Comedy)
2016: Raymond Ablack, Teenagers (Drama)
          Brennan Murray, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy (Comedy)

Best Guest Performance/Guest Star
2010: Billy Dee Williams, Diary of a Single Mom
2011: Liza Weil, Anyone But Me
2012: Martha Byrne, Anacostia (Drama)
          Joan Van Ark, Pretty (Comedy)
2013: Terri Garber, Miss Behave (Drama)
          Michele Lee, Fumbling Thru the Pieces (Comedy)
2014: Charlene Tilton, DeVanity (Drama)
          Amy Acker, Husbands (Comedy)
2015: Richard Hatch, Pairings (Guest Actor – Drama)
          Andrea Evans, DeVanity (Guest Actress – Drama)
          Peter Allen Vogt, Acting Dead (Guest Actor – Comedy)
          Megan Duffy, Dating Pains (Guest Actress – Comedy)
2016: Kevin Spirtas, Winterthorne (Guest Actor – Drama)
          Kym Whitley, The Bay (Guest Actress – Drama)
          Stephen Guarino, Life's a Drag (Guest Actor – Comedy)
          Cady Huffman, He's With Me (Guest Actress – Comedy)

Breakthrough/Breakout Performance (tie)
2010: Preston Davis, Buppies (tie)
          RenĂ©e Olbert, Seeking Simone (tie)
2011: Pasha Diallo, Anacostia
2012: Lynn Wactor, Bandwagon
2013: Caitlynne Medrek, Out With Dad

Best Cinematography
2012: Barry Dodd & Derek Kimball, Ragged Isle
2013: Paul Awad, Thurston
2014: Boa Simon, Progress
2015: Paul Awad, Thurston
2016: Arnaud Dumas, The Banks

Best Costume Design
2013: Kathryn O’Sullivan, Thurston
2014: Kathryn O’Sullivan, Thurston
2015: Harmony Arnold, Capitol Hill
2016: Zak Thriepland, LARPs

Best Makeup
2013: Jamey-Leigh Weber & Julia Coleman, The Bloody Mary Show
2014: Angelle Clarke, Bloomers
2015: Kate Dixson, Still
2016: Erik Warren, Bek Harvey & Pakio Galore, Capitol Hill

Best Visual/Special Effects
2013: Pranjal Verma, Hitman 101
2014: Philip Cook, Malice
2015: George Canzaniello, Milgram and the Fastwalkers
2016: Jake Jarvi & Ryan Wolff, The Platoon of Power Squadron

Best Production Design
2014: David King, Progress
2015: Michael Caruso and Barbara Caruso, DeVanity
2016: Michael Caruso and Barbara Caruso, Winterthorne

Best Original Song
2016: "Happily Ever After" from Or So the Story Goes (by Judith Avers)

Best Opening Sequence
2013: Gay Nerds

Best Crossover Performance
2012: Michael O'Leary, The Bay/Steamboat

Best Storyline
2010: Vivian adjusts to her new life, Anyone But Me
2011: Theodora takes over Empire, Empire

Best Performance in a Comedic Role
2010: Chante Frierson, Buppies

Best Indie Web Series (Comedy)
2010: Then We Got Help!

Fan's Choice Award
2010: Venice
2011: The Bay
2012: The Bay

Special Editor's Awards:
2010: Marketing/Publicity: Venice
2010: Business Model: High Rise
2010: Main Title Design/Opening Sequence: Lumina
2010: Scene Transition: Empire
2010: Future Hit: Gotham
2011: Song of the Year: "Gumdrop the Unicorn" from Pretty
2011: Innovative Marketing & Fundraising: Anyone But Me

TOTAL WINS BY SERIES
7 Anacostia
7 Anyone But Me
7 Hustling
6 The Bay
6 Pretty
5 Out With Dad
5 Venice
4 Acting Dead
4 Compulsions
4 DeVanity
4 Diary of a Single Mom
4 Husbands
4 Ragged Isle
4 Thurston
4 Wrecked
3 The Bloody Mary Show
3 Fumbling Thru the Pieces
3 LARPS
3 Professional Friend
3 Progress
3 Winterthorne
2 3some
2 Bandwagon
2 The Banks
2 Bloomers
2 Buppies
2 Capitol Hill
2 Clutch
2 EastSiders
2 Empire
2 He's With Me
2 Hunting Season
2 Keith Broke His Leg
2 Miss Behave
2 Mythos
2 Pete Winning and the Pirates
2 Small Miracles
2 Then We Got Help!
1 39 to Go
1 The Amazing Gayl Pile
1 Altruman
1 Arthur
1 Beacon Hill
1 The Beat & Path: Walk of Shame
1 California Heaven
1 Cap South
1 Conversations From the Afterlife
1 Cost of Capital
1 Cynthia Watros Gets Lost
1 Cell
1 Chick
1 Dating Pains
1 Destroy the Alpha Gammas
1 F'd
1 Gay Nerds
1 Gotham
1 High Rise
1 Hollywood Wasteland
1 Hitman 101
1 In Between Men
1 Jon and Jen are Married
1 L.A. Macabre
1 Life's a Drag
1 Lumina
1 Malice
1 Mentor
1 Milgram and the Fastwalkers
1 The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy
1 Night School
1 Once You Leave
1 Or So the Story Goes
1 Pairings
1 The Platoon of Power Squadron
1 Seeking Simone
1 Steamboat
1 Sundays
1 The RAs
1 Still
1 Teenagers
1 These People
1 Trailer Made
1 Vampire Mob
1 Versus Valerie
1 Viral
1 Wallflowers
1 We Are Angels
1 Whatever, Linda

TOTAL NOMINATIONS BY SERIES (10 or more)
54 The Bay
44 Out With Dad
43 Anacostia
24 Anyone But Me
34 Hustling
30 Pretty
27 DeVanity
24 Anyone But Me
24 Thurston
23 Diary of a Single Mom
23 Ragged Isle
20 The Amazing Gayl Pile
20 Miss Behave
38 Fumbling Thru the Pieces
18 Husbands
17 Venice
16 EastSiders
15 Empire
14 Wrecked
13 Buppies
13 Keith Broke His Leg
13 Winterthorne
12 High Road
11 Hollywood Wasteland
10 Acting Dead
10 Capitol Hill

TOTAL INDIVIDUAL NOMINATIONS (ACTING CATEGORIES)
16 Anthony Anderson (5 Lead Actor — Drama, 7 Ensemble — Drama, 2 Guest Actor — Comedy, 1 Ensemble — Comedy, 1 Comedic Performance)
10 Martha Byrne (1 Lead Actress — Drama, 3 Guest Actress — Drama, 5 Ensemble — Drama, 1 Ensemble — Comedy)
10 Pasha Diallo (2 Supporting Actress — Drama, 1 Breakthrough Performance, 7 Ensemble — Drama)
9 Hillary B. Smith (2 Lead Actress — Comedy, 1 Supporting Actress — Drama, 3 Ensemble — Comedy, 2 Ensemble — Drama, 1 Comedic Performance)
9 Marion A. Akpan (1 Supporting Actress — Drama, 1 Breakout Performance, 7 Ensemble — Drama)
8 Kate Conway (7 Lead Actress — Drama*, 1 Ensemble — Drama)
8 Jillian Clare (3 Lead Actress — Drama, 1 Lead Actress — Comedy, 1 Supporting Actress — Drama, 1 Guest Actress — Comedy, 1 Ensemble — Drama, 1 Ensemble — Comedy)
8 Lilly Melgar (3 Lead Actress — Drama, 5 Ensemble — Drama)
8 Kristos Andrews (2 Lead Actor — Drama, 1 Breakout Performance, 5 Ensemble — Drama)
7 Sebastian La Cause (5 Lead Actor — Drama, 2 Ensemble — Drama)
7 Nicolas Coster (2 Supporting Actor — Drama, 5 Ensemble — Drama)
7 Patrika Darbo (3 Guest Actress — Drama, 3 Ensemble — Drama, 1 Ensemble — Comedy)
6 Andrew Glaszek (3 Supporting Actor — Drama, 3 Ensemble — Drama)
6 Carolyn Hennesy** (2 Guest Actress — Comedy, 1 Guest Actress — Drama, 1 Supporting Actress — Comedy, 1 Ensemble — Drama, 1 Ensemble — Comedy)
6 Stephen Guarino (1 Supporting Actor — Drama, 1 Guest Actor — Comedy, 1 Guest Actor — Drama, 3 Ensemble — Drama)
5 Crystal Chappell (2 Lead Actress — Drama, 1 Supporting Actress — Drama, 2 Ensemble — Drama)
5 Ben Baur (3 Lead Actor — Comedy, 2 Ensemble — Comedy)
5 Kevin Spirtas (2 Guest Actor — Comedy, 3 Ensemble — Drama)

* Conway has been nominated for her performance of Rose in Out With Dad for seven years in a row, the longest consecutive nomination streak in ISAs history (including non-acting categories).
** Hennesy has been nominated four years in a row (2014-2017) for performances in four different series. Jillian Clare is the only other actor who has been nominated for roles on four different show, but not in consecutive years.


TOTAL INDIVIDUAL NOMINATIONS (NON-ACTING CATEGORIES)
23 Jason Leaver (4 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Writing — Drama, 5 Directing — Drama, 1 Cinematography, 2 Editing, 2 Special/Visual Effects, 2 Soundtrack 2 Use of Music)
16 Barry Dodd (2 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 3 Directing — Drama, 2 Writing — Drama, 2 Cinematography, 2 Soundtrack, 3 Editing, 2 Special/Visual Effects)
13 Tina Cesa Ward (2 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Directing — Drama, 4 Writing — Drama, 1 Editing, 1 Storyline, 1 Innovative Marketing & Fundraising [Editor's Award])
12 Michael Caruso (5 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Writing — Drama, 3 Production Design)
10 Kathryn O'Sullivan (3 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 3 Writing — Drama, 3 Costume Design, 1 Production Design)
10 Paul Awad (3 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Directing — Drama, 1 Writing — Drama, 2 Cinematography)
8 Sebastian La Cause (3 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 1 Directing — Drama, 1 Directing — Comedy, 3 Writing — Drama)
7 Gregori J. Martin (2 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Directing — Drama, 1 Writing — Drama)
5 Keith Powell (2 Best Web Series — Comedy (creator), 2 Writing — Comedy, 1 Directing — Comedy)
5 Brad Bell (2 Best Web Series — Comedy (creator), 3 Writing — Comedy)
4 Anthony Anderson (3 Writing — Drama, 1 Storyline)

TOTAL INDIVIDUAL NOMINATIONS (ALL CATEGORIES)
23 Jason Leaver (4 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Writing — Drama, 5 Directing — Drama, 1 Cinematography, 2 Editing, 2 Special/Visual Effects, 2 Soundtrack 2 Use of Music)
20 Anthony Anderson (Acting: 5 Lead Actor — Drama, 7 Ensemble — Drama, 2 Guest Actor — Comedy, 1 Ensemble — Comedy, 1 Comedic Performance; Other: 3 Writing — Drama, 1 Storyline)
16 Barry Dodd (2 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 3 Directing — Drama, 2 Writing — Drama, 2 Cinematography, 2 Soundtrack, 3 Editing, 2 Special/Visual Effects)
16 Michael Caruso (Acting: 1 Lead Actor — Drama, 3 Ensemble — Drama; Other: 5 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Writing — Drama, 3 Production Design)
15 Sebastian La Cause (Acting: 5 Lead Actor — Drama, 2 Ensemble — Drama; Other: 3 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 1 Directing — Drama, 1 Directing — Comedy, 3 Writing — Drama)
13 Tina Ceas Ward (2 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Directing — Drama, 4 Writing — Drama, 1 Editing, 1 Storyline, 1 Innovative Marketing & Fundraising [Editor's Award])
10 Kathryn O'Sullivan (3 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 3 Writing — Drama, 3 Costume Design, 1 Production Design)
10 Paul Awad (3 Best Web Series — Drama (creator), 4 Directing — Drama, 1 Writing — Drama, 2 Cinematography)
10 Martha Byrne (Acting: 1 Lead Actress — Drama, 3 Guest Actress — Drama, 5 Ensemble — Drama, 1 Ensemble — Comedy)
10 Pasha Diallo (Acting: 2 Supporting Actress — Drama, 1 Breakthrough Performance, 7 Ensemble — Drama)
9 Hillary B. Smith (Acting: 2 Lead Actress — Comedy, 1 Supporting Actress — Drama, 3 Ensemble — Comedy, 2 Ensemble — Drama, 1 Comedic Performance)
9 Marion A. Akpan (Acting: 1 Supporting Actress — Drama, 1 Breakout Performance, 7 Ensemble — Drama)
9 Brad Bell (Acting: 3 Lead Actor — Comedy; 1 Ensemble — Comedy ; Other: 2 Best Web Series — Comedy (creator), 3 Writing — Comedy)
8 Kate Conway (Acting: 7 Lead Actress — Drama, 1 Ensemble — Drama)
8 Jillian Clare (Acting: 3 Lead Actress — Drama, 1 Lead Actress — Comedy, 1 Supporting Actress — Drama, 1 Guest Actress — Comedy, 1 Ensemble — Drama, 1 Ensemble — Comedy)
8 Lilly Melgar (Acting: 3 Lead Actress — Drama, 5 Ensemble — Drama)
8 Kristos Andrews (Acting: 2 Lead Actor — Drama, 1 Breakout Performance, 5 Ensemble — Drama)
7 Keith Powell (Acting: 2 Lead Actor — Comedy; Other: 2 Best Web Series — Comedy (creator), 2 Writing — Comedy, 1 Directing — Comedy)

THE ISA AWARD
2010: None
2011: In a playful nod to the origin of the art form we honored, each Indie Soap Award winner received a one-of-a-kind, 500g block of Savon de Marseille Bonne Mere from L'Occitane.
2012-13: So many series, so many stories; so many stars. What is it our winners have in common? They take ingredients available to everyone--anecdotes, friends, the Internet--and create original and lasting works of art.

Armando Ramirez fashioned each Indie Soap Award specifically for We Love Soaps, LLC by hand, from discarded car parts. Under his care, a spark plug, a potentiometer, and some nuts and bolts become beguiling, unique statuettes. Like our winning indie soaps, the Award itself is a testament to craftsmanship and whimsy, inspiration and perspiration, beauty and wit.

2014-present: A large octagon crystal award. The elegant design included the ISA logo, "Indie Series Awards", the winner's name, winning series and year.

PHOTOS: 4th Annual ISAs


Gotham/Anacostia/Super Knocked Up/Thurston - Photo: Sue Coflin/Max Photos
(As the World Turns reunion)

The stars of the indie web series world came out on Tuesday, February 19 to pack New World Stages in New York for the 4th Annual ISAs. Check out more cast/group photos from ISA4 below.

WINNERS: 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards

The 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards (ISA4) were held on Tuesday, February 19 at New World Stages in New York. THE BLOODY MARY SHOW took home three ISA statues including Best Web Series (Comedy). OUT WITH DAD won two including Best Web Series (Drama).

The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced, scripted and serialized entertainment created for the Web.

A total of 18 web series received at least one Indie Soap Award.

Check out a complete list of winners below:

BEST WEB SERIES (DRAMA)
OUT WITH DAD

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Miriam Pultro, MYTHOS

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
Sebastian La Cause, HUSTLING

ISA4: 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards Livestream


Join us on Tuesday, February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for the livestream of ISA4: the 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards.



If you would like to attend ISA4 in person, there are still guest passes available for purchase.

You can follow the event on Twitter using hashtag #ISA4.

ISA4: What You Need To Know


The 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards: ISA4
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
at New World Stages
340 West 50th Street
New York, New York

Schedule of Events
6:00-7:45 p.m.
Great Hall, New World Stages
Red Carpet & International Press Walk.
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Great Hall, New World Stages
Welcome! Deluxe open bar featuring a selection of red wine, white wine, domestic beer, imported beer, and soft drinks.  This hour will also include sponsor Riazul tequila.
8:00-10:00 p.m
Theater Two, New World Stages
Award Presentation Ceremony.
10:00-11:00 p.m.
Great Hall, New World Stages
Winner's Circle and Networking. Meet the winners and form new partnerships. Deluxe open bar continues.

Pre-party & After-party
Monday, February 18, 2013
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Official ISA4 Pre-party at Vlada Lounge with cash bar and surprises.
331 West 51st Street

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Official ISA4 After-party at Hardware Bar with cash bar and dancing.
697 Tenth Avenue (between 47th & 48th Street)

Register for an All-Access Guest Pass (everyone must purchase a guest pass):
http://isa.welovesoaps.com/p/registration.html

Livestream:
ISA4 will be livestreamed starting at 8:00 p.m. on February 19 at http://welovesoaps.com.

Nominees:
http://www.welovesoaps.net/2012/12/4th-indie-soap-award-nominations.html

Celebrity Presenters:
http://isa.welovesoaps.com/2013/02/presenters-announced-for-isa4-4th.html

Sponsors & Partners:
http://isa.welovesoaps.com/2013/02/isa4-sponsors.html

Questions:
Roger Newcomb editor@welovesoaps.com
Kevin Mulcahy Jr. kevin@welovesoaps.com

Media Inquiries:
Want to cover the red carpet?  Other press questions?
Contact Enve Public Relations at envepr@gmail.com

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ISA4 REVEAL: Support Favorite Soap & Indie Stars, Share Official Poster

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Official Poster of the 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards!

This poster belongs to anyone and everyone who helped create the series nominated this year for an Award, and everyone who enjoys their work! It's the banner under which all the visionaries and talents of this new era of independently produced and distributed television - TV that you just can't get on TV - march into the future of entertainment!

Feel free to share with all your friends, followers etc. to support your favorite ISA4 stars, like Cynthia Watros, Kevin Spirtas, Colleen Zenk, Signy Coleman, Martha Byrne, Yvonne Perry, Ellen Dolan, Vincent Pastore... and on and on! All those stars of "regular soaps" (they also star in indie soaps) will be celebrating the best of the genre one week from tonight, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at New World Stages, near Times Square in New York City. Learn more (including how you might be able to join them!) here: http://isa.welovesoaps.com/p/registration.html.

Remember to use the hashtag #ISA4 on Twitter. This will be especially effective for those following the ceremony livestream. More details on that later.

Finally, a great big shout-out to pro artist superstar Craig Johnson II, who provided the concept and the awesome graphic translation of the ISA trophy statuette. Learn more about him here: http://craigj2.blogspot.com.

Presenters Announced For ISA4: 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards

We Love Soaps is proud to announce the presenters for ISA4: the 4th Annual Indie Soap Awards, to take place Tuesday, February 19 at New World Stages in New York City's Theater District.

The ISAs honor the best in scripted, serialized programming on the web. Featuring a mix of daytime and primetime Emmy® award-nominees and winners, Broadway stars and rising newcomers from the web community, the ISAs have become a cutting edge event that unites all media platforms.

"And the ISA4 presenters are..."

Martha Byrne, Emmy winner from AS THE WORLD TURNS, nominated star from ANACOSTIA**
Cynthia Watros, Emmy winner from Guiding Light; star of LOST; nominated actress from CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST
Colleen Zenk, three-time Emmy nominee and longtime star of AS THE WORLD TURNS, actress from THURSTON
Jillian Clare, star of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, nominated actress from MISS BEHAVE
Signy Coleman, longtime star of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; nominated actress from RIVER RIDGE
Sebastian La Cause of Broadway's "Rocky Horror Show" and "Chicago"; creator and nominated actor, writer and writer from HUSTLING**
Susan Miller, producer and writer from ANYONE BUT ME**
Daphne Rubin-Vega of Broadway's "Rent"; nominated actress from HUSTLING
Lauren B. Martin, star of AS THE WORLD TURNS; nominated actress from EMPIRE
Kevin Spirtas, star of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, actor from HUSTLING
Anthony Anderson, nominated writer and actor from ANACOSTIA and PRETTY**
Ben Baur, nominated actor from HUNTING SEASON
Brad Bell, nominated actor, writer and producer from HUSBANDS
Katie Caprio, nominated actress from DEVANITY
Michael Caruso, nominated actor, writer and producer from DEVANITY
Pasha Diallo, nominated actress from ANACOSTIA**
Barry Dodd, nominated producer, director and writer from RAGGED ISLE**
Ben Fritz, nominated director from CYNTHIA WATROS GETS LOST
Erin Gould, nominated director from CASTERS
Michael Taylor Gray, nominated actor from PRETTY
Dane Joseph, nominated actor from DRAMA QUEENZ
Sam Martin, nominated actor from COST OF CAPITAL
Kayla Olson, nominated actress from ONCE YOU LEAVE
Yvonne Perry, star of AS THE WORLD TURNS, nominated actress from SUPER KNOCKED UP
Jessica Press, nominated actress from HUSTLING
Miriam Pultro, nominated actress from MYTHOS and CASTERS
Ed Robinson, nominated actor from PAIRINGS
Bhama Roget, nominated actress from WRECKED
Michael Teh, nominated actor from BREAKING POINT
Cotton Wright, nominated actress from INTERSECTION
Tamieka Chavis, actress from ANACOSTIA
Richard Cutting, actor from MILGRAM AND THE FASTWALKERS
Rick Dalton, actor from RAGGED ISLE
Catherine Frels, actress from THURSTON
Kena Hodges, actress from ANACOSTIA
Momona Komagata, actress from HITMAN 101
Kelsey Robinson, actress from FUMBLING THRU THE PIECES
Marc Sinoway, actor from HUNTING SEASON
Sharon Smyth Lentz, actress from DARK SHADOWS
Alexis Zibolis, actress from DEVANITY
Dominika Zybko, actress from HITMAN 101

** Previous ISA winner

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