5th Annual Indie Series Awards Inks Partnership with JTS.TV for Live Stream


5th Annual Indie Series Awards Inks Partnership for Live Stream

Exclusive broadcast provided by JTS.TV will happen on April 2, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 20, 2014)
– A deal has been made to bring ISA5, the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards, to a global audience on April 2, 2014. JTS.TV, a premium digital network offering its subscribers an ad-free, multi-platform viewing experience of the best short-form series and films distributed via the Internet, will host the live stream of the ceremony. The broadcast will also be archived and available via JTS.TV's mobile apps, Smart TV channels, and website for viewers to watch.

"I am so excited for this opportunity to partner with the Indie Series Awards and for JTS.TV to provide access to the awards show for those around the globe who cannot be there in-person," said Carter Mason, CEO of JTS.TV. “These awards feature the best digital series from around the world, and we are honored to be a part of this fantastic event!”

"One of our goals this year was to have a first class live stream, and we found the perfect broadcast partner in JTS.TV," said We Love Soaps LLC's Roger Newcomb, founder of the Indie Series Awards. "We are honoring some remarkable talent this year, and streaming the ceremony live via JTS.TV will allow more people than ever to see what incredible series are being produced in the indie web series space."

In their fifth year, the Indie Series Awards honor the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web. Featuring a mix of daytime and primetime Emmy® award-nominees and winners, Broadway veterans and film stars plus rising newcomers from the web community, the ISAs have become a cutting edge event that unites all media platforms. A record breaking 56 shows received at least one nomination this year. After hosting the gala event in New York City for the previous four years, the ceremony has relocated to Los Angeles at the beautiful, historic El Portal Theatre in the heart of North Hollywood.

To watch the live stream of ISA5 on April 2nd, visit: http://jts.tv/ISA5.  The 5th Annual Indie Series Awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET, hosted by Carolyn Hennesy.

Next Round of Presenters Revealed for the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards

We Love Soaps and the Indie Series Network are excited to reveal the next round of presenters for the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards, which celebrate the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web. Stars from Television, Film, Broadway and the Internet are coming together to celebrate the very best of the World Wide Web.

The Indie Series Awards, hosted by Carolyn Hennesy, will take place on April 2, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.

Previously announced presenters include Charlene Tilton, Christine Lakin, Colleen Zenk, Sebastian La Cause, Eric Martsolf, Kyle Lowder, Jillian Clare, Rachael Hip-Flores, Van Hansis and Walt Willey.

The next 10 presenters are listed below:

Anthony Anderson
Anderson is the most-nominated individual in ISA history, with 16 total nominations for his work as a producer, writer and actor on Anacostia, and including a nomination for his guest appearance in Pretty. He won in 2010 (Best Ensemble), 2011 (Lead Actor) and 2012 (Best Writing - Drama). Anderson is currently finishing production on his new reality series, City Boyz.

Brad Bell
Bell won in 2013 in the Best Lead Actor - Comedy and Best Writing categories for his work on Husbands, and is up for those awards again this year. He is also executive producer of Husbands, which received six nominations this year including Best Web Series - Comedy. Bell has received nine total nominations in the past three years.

Darin Brooks
Brooks is nominated for his work in Bloomers. He is currently starring as "Wyatt Fuller" in CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful. He received two Daytime Emmy nominations for his work on Days of our Lives, winning in 2009. Brooks starred for three seasons as "Alex Morgan" in the TBS sitcom Blue Mountain State. His other credits include Super Fun Night, Castle, CSI: Miami and the hit teen drama Miss Behave.

First 10 Presenters Revealed for the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards

We Love Soaps and the Indie Series Network are excited to reveal the first round of presenters for the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards, which celebrate the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web.  Stars from Television, Film, Broadway and the Internet are coming together to celebrate the very best of the World Wide Web.

The Indie Series Awards, hosted by Carolyn Hennesy, will take place on April 2, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.

The first 10 presenters are listed below:

Charlene Tilton
Tilton is nominated for her work in DeVanity.  She is best known for playing the role of "Lucy Ewing" on the smash primetime hit Dallas.  Her many television appearances include The Love BoatEight is EnoughFantasy Island and Murder, She Wrote. Film credits include Edge of Salvation, Hemingway and Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker.  In 2012, she appeared as a contestant on the British ice-skating show, Dancing on Ice

Christine Lakin
Lakin made her film debut at age 11 in TNT’s The Rose and The Jackal.  She is still remembered fondly for her work as “Al” in the sitcom Step By Step, which ran for a successful 7 seasons. Lakin voices multiple roles on FOX’s Family Guy, most notably as news anchor “Joyce Kinney”.  She also stars in a recurring role on ABC Family’s Melissa & Joey.  Other TV credits include True Blood, Breaking In, The Hard Times of RJ Berger.   Her film credits include New Year’s EveValentine’s DayReefer Madness, You Again and the feature adaption of Veronica Mars.  She will be appearing in the upcoming zombie comedy web series Acting Dead.

5th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations (ISA5)

Nominees for the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed in a special episode of We Love Soaps TV earlier today. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced, scripted entertainment created for the Web.

Hustling led all web series with 9 nominations. Out With Dad was next among Dramas receiving 8 nominations, followed by DeVanity and Progress with 7, with EastSiders and Thurston earning 6.

Among Comedies, Wrecked led with 7 nominations, followed by Bloomers and Husbands with 6. Noirhouse and Professional Friend each received 5.

A record-breaking 56 web series received at least one nomination.

"We had an all-time high number of shows submitted this year," said Roger Newcomb, founder of the Indie Series Awards and editorial director of We Love Soaps.  "The shows that have been nominated in the past keep getting better and the new series blew us away."

The 5th Annual ISAs will take place on April 2 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, hosted by Carolyn Hennesy, who received a nomination in the "Best Guest Star - Comedy" category for her work on Single Siblings.

Check out the complete list of nominees below:

Indie Series Awards Nominees Revealed on a Special Episode of WE LOVE SOAPS TV

We Love Soaps editorial director Roger Newcomb, founder of the Indie Series Awards, and Indie Series Network director Kevin Mulcahy Jr. host a special episode of WE LOVE SOAPS TV, revealing the nominees for the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards. The ISA5 ceremony is being held on April 2, 2014 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Watch the episode below to find out which shows and stars are nominated.

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

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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.