Susan Lucci announced as one of the presenters for the Daytime Emmy Awards

51052111VB034_emmynomPresenters for the “36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards” have been announced. The ceremony will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 on the CW network. Vanessa Williams is the host. There will be a one hour Red Carpet Pre-show right before the ceremony, hosted by Lara Spenser and Kevin Fraiser.

The presenters include: Kristin Alderson (“One Life to Live”), Bradford Anderson (“General Hospital”), Tyra Banks (“The Tyra Banks Show”), Brandon Buddy (“One Life to Live”), Patrick Duffy (“The Bold and the Beautiful”),Melissa Claire Egan (“All My Children”), Colin Eggelsfield (“Melrose Place”), Jennie Garth (“90210”) and Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”).

Other presenters include Van Hansis (“As the World Turns”), Elizabeth Hendrickson (“The Young and the Restless”), Bindi Irwin (“Bindi the Jungle Girl”), Jay Kenneth Johnson (“Days of Our Lives”), Katherine Kelly Lang (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Lori Loughlin (“Melrose Place”),Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Gilles Marini (“Dancing with the Stars”), Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven”) and Chris Massey (“Zoey 101”).

And finally there is Cameron Mathison (“All My Children”), Dr. Phil McGraw (“Dr. Phil”), Billy Miller (“The Young and the Restless”), Ronn Moss (“The Bold & the Beautiful”), Robert Newman (“Guiding Light”), Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Rachael Ray (“The Rachael Ray Show”), James Scott (“Days of Our Lives”), Jake Silbermann (“As The World Turns”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”), Dr. Travis Stork (“The Doctors”), Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy”), Betty White, Montel Williams and Kim Zimmer (“Guiding Light”).

Andrew Miller’s “Imaginary Bitches” starring Eden Riegel to play at the ITVfest in Los Angeles

Eden Reigel and Elizabeth Hendrickson in 'Imaginary Bitches'

Eden Riegel and Elizabeth Hendrickson in 'Imaginary Bitches'

Imaginary Bitches on the big screen? Sort of,  kind of. The popular web series Imaginary Bitches will play in movie theaters as part of the ITVfest next week.  Join creator Andrew Miller as he, Eden Riegel (All My Children) and some of the cast will be doing a Q &A following the screenings of episodes 1, 4 & 11 on Monday, August 3 @2pm. On Thursday August 6, Andrew and Eden will be back to introduce the show as the episodes will screen again @4pm.

Imaginary Bitches was a labor of love for Miller that quickly turned into the little show that could, garnering a Daytime Emmy Nomination along side staples such as All My Children and The New York Times. “This nomination is beyond our wildest dreams”, said Miller when asked about the shows Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding New Approaches In Daytime. “When I asked our friends to come over and shoot some raunchy videos with my wife and me, the main reaction I got was fear. I only wish I could’ve told them they might win a Daytime Emmy award for their troubles”. (The Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, August 30 on the CW @8pm.)

Eden Riegel, who grew up in front of audiences on stage in “Les Miserables” and on our television screens as Erica Kane’s daughter Bianca on All My Children,  hopes that this appearance at the festival will give the show more exposure. Says, Riegel, “Imaginary Bitches is my proudest creative experience and I hope the ITV Festival will introduce the show to an even wider audience– I just want more people to see the Bitches!”

Here is a summary of the episodes to be shown:
Episode 1: “It not easy making new imaginary friends”– When Eden’s girlfriends are all too busy with their boyfriends to talk about the details of her amazing one night stand, she decides to create a a new friend to celebrate with.

Episode 4: “A New Leper in the Colony”–Jealousy erupts when Eden meets a new, single friend who’s very real.

Episode 11: “Only Crazy Girls Quife”–Eden thinks she’s found The One. The sex is amazing. But the part where she tries to keep him from thinking she’s crazy…not so great.

For more information on Imaginary Bitches: Imaginary Bitches For tickets to the ITVfest screening followed by the Q &A on August 3 or to the August 6th screening, visit: ITVfest tickets.

The Independent Television Festival is a festival for independently produced, original and innovative television pilotsItvfest and webseries. The only festival for independently produced television pilots in Los Angeles, ITVFest prides itself on being for and about the pilotmakers.

At ITVFest, creative people can not only showcase their work, but also gain notoriety and opportunity through their independent television efforts. Pilotmakers showcased at ITVFest have gone on to get script deals with NBC, web deals with atomfilms.com, development deals at Leverage and Starz!, representation from UTA, 3 Arts and others and much more.

The ITVfest runs July 31st through August 6th at The Laemmle’s Sunset 5 at Sunset and Crescent Heights in West Hollywood.

For more information on the ITVfest:  ITVfest Website

SOAPnet Honor’s Father’s Day With A Y & R Billy vs Cane Daddy War Marathon

SOAPnet plans to look at Father’s Day in traditional soap opera fashion when it airs a five hour marathon of Young & The Restless. The episodes will follow Genoa City residents Billy (Billy Miller), Cane (Daniel Goddard), Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Lily (Christel Khalil)as they re-live the saga of who’s the daddy and who gets custody of baby Delia.

Episodes air on Saturday, June 20th, starting at 4PM!

(JPI photo of Elizabeth Hendrickson and Billy Miller as Y & R’s Chloe and Billy Abbott)