New York, NY, August 20, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Gianna Palminteri and Valerie Smaldone have inked a deal to host and produce an upcoming web talk show, "Girls Night Out New York." Antonio Saillant, CEO of Angel Light Pictures will executive produce.
Media personality Valerie Smaldone, an award winning radio professional is known for hosting the most listened to midday music show in American on NY's 106.7 Lite Fm. She is also a celebrity interviewer (having conversed with such superstars as Elton John, Paul McCartney, Liza Minelli, Tony Bennett, and hundreds more), an on camera host, producer and actor. Valerie has added media and talent coach to her roster of accomplishments.
Girls Night Out New York is a perfect project for Actor, Writer, Producer, Gianna Palminteri who was involved as the first host of the Travel Channel. Palminteri recently produced "Tracks of Color," her credits include "A Bronx Tale," in which she appeared with her husband, Chazz Palminteri. In addition, she has produced and acted in a film called Ghetto Dawg for HBO and Obscure Brother which was filmed in Italy.
Girls Night Out New York is a talk show series hosted by these female entertainment professionals, and will feature special celebrity guest co hosts, male and female, and one talented newcomer per week. The friendly, nurturing environment will encourage guests to candidly discuss their challenges, fears, and frustrations as well as to share their creative visions. Girls Night Out will focus on how women can improve the employment and depiction of women in films and television and how women in the industry can take personal responsibility for the ways in which they are portrayed in media and in real life.
With the proliferation of plastic surgery, the television makeover shows that bombard the airwaves and the cultural obsession with looking young, how does a female talent not get caught up in the mania?
Dancer, choreographer, actor Tony Dovolani of Dancing With the Stars has already committed to co-host one of the episodes. Having danced with and trained dozens of women of all ages, including his DWTS partners Stacy Keibler, Sara Evans, Susan Lucci, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Melsisa Rycroft, Tony will contibute a unique understanding about some of these issues.
Executive producer Saillant states: "I strongly believe that the Girls Night Out audience will grow with each episode because the subject matter is completely relevant to our times and the industry. Where are the fabulous women actors who have turned 50? Why are we not celebrating them and their timeless beauty and talent instead of ridiculing them for "aging." GNO will have a very interactive on line community to give our audience an opportunity to be heard. Gianna, Valerie and Saillant are committed to this vision and want to hear from our "viewers."
Written and produced for the web, which will premiere in Fall of 2010. Season 1 with new episodes every week.
Further details about the upcoming talk show, including guest and targeted release date, will be revealed in the months ahead.