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Emmy Award Winning Web Series “Venice The Series” Season 3 Premieres This Coming Wednesday

November 21, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Crystal Chappell brings season 3 of this groundbreaking Web Series on Nov. 23. Two-time Emmy® Award Winner, Executive Producer and Creator, Crystal Chappell (NBC’s “Days of Our Lives and CBS’s “Guiding Light”) and Open Book Productions, premiers Season 3 of her Online SeriesVenice The Series“, Wednesday, November 23rd at 3:00pm EST on www.venicetheseries.com. “Venice The Series” won a first-ever 2011 Emmy® for Outstanding Special Class Short Format.

The cast includes Dot Marie Jones of Fox’s “Glee,” Nadia Bjorlin and Galen Gering of E!’s “Dirty Soap,” Jessica Leccia, also from Guiding Light’s “Otalia” storyline, and Hillary B. Smith of ABC’s “One Life To Live,”. In Addition, guest director Susan Flannery of CBS’s “The Bold and The Beautiful”.

What is intriguing about “Venice The Series” is the size of its audience and loyalty. With each subscriber paying $10.00, the show is self-sustaining and “literally sponsored by the fans,” says Crystal. The “Venice The Series” web series site is a multi-dimensional portal that features the show, community board, v-blog, and interactivity with Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The show has been featured in The New York Times, Backstage, on CNN International, TV Guide, Good Day LA, GO! Magazine, and The Advocate. Tune in Wednesday, November 23rd at 3:00pm EST at www.venicetheseries.com for Season 3!

About Open Book Productions

“Venice The Series” is part of Open Book Productions, helmed by six-time Emmy® nominee and two-time winner, Crystal Chappell, who is considered a pioneer in the new digital media. She created “Venice The Series” after garnering great attention and praise for her role as Olivia on CBS-TV’s “Guiding Light.” Her character was part of “Otalia”, a storyline in which two women unexpectedly fall in love. Crystal understood the need to continue these stories and took “Venice” to the web. The show revolves around a group of diverse people living in Venice Beach. In addition to “Venice The Series,” Crystal is developing and writing another web series entitled “The Grove,” as well as other new projects. For further information, please contact Leslie Penny of SPL Public Relations at 212-307-6846.

SOURCE Open Book Productions

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