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


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

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

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