The Wide World of Web Soaps
February 3, 2012
Hosted by Dan J. Kroll
The number of soap operas on network television may be at an all-time low, but interest in the serialized storytelling format is at an all-time high. As soap fans look for ways to fill the voids left by the departure of their favorite daytime soaps, many are turning to the world of web-based soaps. This week, Soap Central Live delves into the world of web series to find out how they go from an idea in a creator's mind to the pages of the World Wide Web. Steve Silverman, the creator of Pretty, and Anacostia's Anthony Anderson, visit SCL to provide insight into what goes on behind the scenes at web soaps, the challenges that web series face, and the reward in seeing their projects posted online. Plus, Marcello Lanfranchi chats about the web series he's starting up, Tomorrow Waits For No One. Then, Roger Newcomb drops by to preview this year's Indie Soap Awards, the premiere awards ceremony honoring the best of online entertainment.
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Hosted by Dan J Kroll, KROLL CALL is a weekly, multi-platform infotainment show that features everything from celebrity interviews to expert advice. Listen to fun and engaging interviews with your favorite stars of film, television, and music, and then stick around for expert advice and tips on topics ranging from parenting to relationships, fashion trends to saving money, food to workouts, and more. KROLL CALL also allows the audience to become part of the show and come away with not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk to their favorite stars, but also the chance to receive a makeover, incredible advice, or some amazing surprise gifts. The show will also feature video clips to help listeners delve even further into detail on each episode’s topics.
Dan J. Kroll
For more than 15 years, Dan J Kroll has been covering the ins and outs, and the ups and downs of your favorite soaps on the soapcentral.com web site. Now, he’s taking those experiences and bringing them to you every week on Soap Central Live.
Dan has had the opportunity to talk to the biggest names in daytime and he’s gone behind-the-scenes of all your favorite shows. When the stars have something to say, you can be sure that Dan is there to get you, the soap fans, the whole story – it isn’t just about being first, it’s about being fair and accurate.
When media outlets need a soap expert, they call on Dan. Because more than just being someone who talks about the soaps, Dan truly is a soap fan. Mixing praise, critique, and laughs, Dan provides the perfect way for soap fans to wrap up the work week and kick-off the weekend.