Michael O’Leary, the wonderful Guiding Light actor and creator of the online soap ‘Steamboat’ has some great news for fans of the hilarious comedy starring Michael, “Steamboat” is “The Office” meets “All My Children” in a behind-the-scenes look at the desperate, dying days of a daytime soap opera.
Starring: Michael O’Leary, Beth Chamberlin, Jacquelina DeMarco, Michael Park, Kurt McKinney, Kim Zimmer, Justin Deas, Tuck Mulligan, and Orlagh Cassidy
Directed by Scott Bryce
Written by Michael O’Leary
Line Produced by Ben Churchill
Edited by Francis Sheehan
This has been a much missed web soap and the promise of more episodes is a welcome one to fans of this tongue in cheek look at a soap on it’s last legs.
Here is the latest Steamboat news straight from Michael.
Studio 47 Productions with ConvergTV’s, The Venture Channel; is proud to announce distribution of their award winning, brand integration, comedy soap spoof, “Steamboat” now available on Roku and NetTalk. This is phase one of a global roll out for the network and the show.
This is true Global distribution.
A NAPTE “Best In Branded Entertainment” nominee, “Steamboat” is a behind the scenes mock-umentary look at the last dying days of a well loved soap.
Studio 47 Productions is very proud of the ensemble cast of “Steamboat”. Most of the remarkably talented actors are Soap Stars with established careers in long running and current daytime soaps from ABC, NBC and CBS. Well known shows such as The Young And The Restless, General Hospital, Guiding Light and As The World Turns, their combined international fan base easily reaches into the millions. Studio 47 Productions has delivered 2 episodes of “Steamboat” so far and is in pre-production with 11 more.
More exciting to sponsors, “Steamboat” is designed for Brand Integration. Well beyond product placement, the shows writers integrate the sponsors brand into the plot and dialogue of the script. This allows for multiple mentions and scene placements in a comedy setting, while still carefully protecting the brand image. The show can be written in a tier system to integrate up to a maximum of three brands or serve as a message delivery for a single brand, as negotiated.
Studio 47 Productions also has one “reality” show slated to commence production summer 2013 and has three more comedies in development. All are designed for Brand Integration and all are designed for Global, Cross Platform Distribution.
Studio 47 Productions creative team, led by Michael O’Leary and Scott Bryce, operates out of Palace Digital Studios in South Norwalk, CT. “Steamboat” is produced under an AFTRA/SAG new media contract
I will keep you apprised of the latest news on the soap’s comeback.