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article imageEmmy winner Celeste Fianna talks about 'The Bay' on Amazon Prime Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 13, 2019 in Entertainment
Multi-Emmy award-winning producer Celeste Fianna chatted with Digital Journal about the hit digital drama series, "The Bay," on Amazon Prime.
At the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, The Bay was up for seven awards, including "Outstanding Digital Drama Series." Sean Patrick Flanery won the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Performer in a Digital Drama Series" for his portrayal of Ty Garrett.
Fianna also stars as Tamara Garrett on the show, who is the daughter of Flanery's character. "I like that Tamara is trying to do the right thing most of the time, such as trying to find real love, but she gets herself in a ton of trouble without realizing it most of the time," she said.
She had nothing but the greatest remarks about working with Emmy-nominated actor Brandon Beemer (Evan Blackwell) on the award-winning digital drama series, The Bay. "We have a lot of exciting things coming up on the show," she said. "The rest of season four is going to be pretty good," she hinted.
Brandon Beemer (Evan Blackwell) and Celeste Fianna (Tamara Garrett) in  The Bay
Brandon Beemer (Evan Blackwell) and Celeste Fianna (Tamara Garrett) in "The Bay"
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Fianna also enjoys working with The Bay's executive producer Gregori J. Martin and executive story editor Wendy Riche. "They are both awesome," she said. "They are so smart, so sharp and I love all of the storylines they come up with. It just keeps getting better and it is very exciting.Kristos Andrews is also my brother. They are family to me."
She also noted that she does not mind being dialogue-heavy, where she has to memorize many pages of script. "The more pages, the merrier. I just love it," she said. "The longer you've done acting, the easier it gets to memorize lines."
Digital transformation of the entertainment industry
On the impact of technology and streaming on the entertainment business, Fianna said, "Technology and streaming have changed it quite a lot. Within the past five years, there have been so many changes, and they have restructured everything. When we started five years ago, our category was the last one announced in the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and now, we are in the main event on Sundays. It has taken a big turn, which is really nice."
In the past, Fianna won four Daytime Emmy Awards as a producer on The Bay. "It was an amazing experience to take home the Emmy for 'Outstanding Digital Drama' for four years in a row, a truly riveting experience which I will be forever grateful to have the honor of," she admitted, about taking home the Emmy Awards.
Fianna acknowledged that she is very self-motivated and she likes to work hard. "I am motivated by living a happier, better life. Success feels good as things progress and grow. It's wonderful watching things evolve when you see the hard work and passion come together," she said.
For young and aspiring actors, Fianna encouraged them to "never give up" and to "not take rejection hard," especially since it's a part of the business. "Everybody deals with it," she said. "Keep going and don't give up. Have faith in yourself, be smart and innovative. Look at this career as a business and really go for it."
In 2016, she was also nominated as a producer for This Just In, which was up for "Outstanding Children's or Family Viewing Series." "It was a great experience working on a sitcom, very different from The Bay, a total family show"
"That was a lot of fun," she admitted. "Filming that sitcom was fun."
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"We love our fans so much. We thank them for all the love and support," she said, about The Bay fans. "The fans keep us going and they keep us motivated. It makes us feel like we are doing something good and important. We couldn't be happier with them. They have been so sweet over the years."
Fianna defined the word success as contentment in her life. "If you are happy with who you are, that's very important, and it should likely lead to self-improvement and better things in life," she said.
For more information on The Bay, check out its official homepage and Facebook page.
To learn more about multi-Emmy winner Celeste Fianna, follow her on Twitter and on Instagram.
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