Kudos to Zach Arnold, who took home an award at yesterday's Streamys Craft Awards for Best Editing in a Web Series. Arnold netted the accolade for his work on the insanely hot, well-written, directed and acted Crackle.com web series The Bannen Way. This is no doubt the first of many Streamys Mark Gantt and Jesse Warren's breakthrough web serial— which costarred three of my fav-o-rite sudser alums, One Life to Live's Brynn Thayer, General Hospital's Vanessa Marcil and The O.C.'s Autumn Reeser— will take home this Streamys Weekend, as the soap opera for boys is nominated for seven awards! (Pick up your Video On Demand copy of The Bannen Way here.) READ MORE
The 2010 Streamy nominations were announced today and many web projects with connections to the daytime soap community received recognition. Venice co-creator/star Crystal Chappell was nominated for Best Actress in a Web Drama, alongside Buppies lead Tatyana Ali. Chappell and Ali will face off against Zoe Bell (Angel of Death), Rachael Hip-Fores (Anyone But Me) and Sophie Tilson (OzGirl). May the best daytime-to-webtime diva win! READ MORE
Okay, it is so not fair to compare The Bannen Way to any of the other web series we cover, considering the sleek, sexy serial got a $1 million investment from Sony, but a hella hot story doesn't cost much, and The Bannen Way definitely has one! Series creators Jesse Warren and Mark Gantt (who also stars as Neal Bannen, the coolest thief since Danny Ocean) definitely have a winner on their hands with this soap for guys about a thief who finds himself between the Mob and a hard place. General Hospital sex bomb Vanessa Marcil as the cunning Madison, certainly doesn't hurt the situation! Check out episodes 4-9 of The Bannen Way, then for more on the red hot series, visit my new favorite website for original, scripted content, Crackle.com! READ MORE
Check out these scorching images of General Hospital and Las Vegas alum Vanessa Marcil from the set of her new Crackle.com web serial The Bannen Way. Marcil plays Madison, a sexy, street smart thief, who proves a ready match for series protagonist Neal Bannen (Mark Gantt). Here's what the Crackle.com PR peeps have to say about Marcil's character:
"Madison is a beautiful street thief and brilliant con-artist. No one can be sure what she's up to, where she's from, or if her name is even Madison. She proves to be Bannen's match when he tries to recruit her for a job but his manipulative tactics don't work on her. Their relationship is a constant chess match that usually ends in a stalemate. She can be his greatest asset but often times turns out to be his foil."
This show looks FIYA! Take a look at the pics below. READ MORE
Uh, wow! Check out this ridiculously-hot trailer for The Bannen Way, an upcoming web series from Crackle. com, costarring General Hospital alum Vanessa Marcil! The series stars Mark Gantt (who also serves as co-writer and executive producer) as Neal Bannen, a "charming con-man with a police chief for a father, a mob boss for an uncle and a weakness for fine women, who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal lifestyle for the straight and narrow. But after gambling away the funds he had earmarked to pay off his final debts, Bannen must accept one more job working for his uncle, Mr. B, to retrieve a mysterious black box."
Inspired by Babs and Chris Goutman's recent casting coup, I got to thinking about what the next ultimate casting power move should be for the best soap not currently airing on television —As The Executives Turn. Since I don't see Eric Braeden leaving The Young and the Restless to play a new German mob boss, or Mikkos Cassadine on General Hospital anytime soon, I came up with the next best thing. What if Babs, Auntie Ri Ri and Uncle Paul convinced Bob Guza's muse herself, Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) to join daytime's hottest show in the role of Victoria Newman McNeil Howard Carlton Hellstrom?
I'm sorry, licensing fees be damned, I can count six people right off the top of my head who could be shown the door in order for Ms. Marcil to make her way to Genoa City. When she last returned to GH, 800,000 viewers returned with her. Name another soap star who can spike numbers like that? Y&R should get Marcil's people on the horn ASAP! READ MORE