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THE BAY The Series Goes for the Gold This Friday with Their Second EMMY Nomination

THE BAY The Series Goes for the Gold This Friday with Their Second EMMY Nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in the NEW APPROACHES Category

Apr. 21, 2015 / PRZen / LOS ANGELES -- With a second nomination under their belt, LANY Entertainment offers serious competition for a Daytime Emmy® this week when its highly acclaimed drama series, THE BAY the Series vies yet again for the most coveted award in the television industry, in the extremely competitive Category 2: Outstanding Drama Series New Approaches. THE BAY was previously nominated in 2012.

LANY Entertainment includes a team of experienced and young Hollywood professionals who collectively specialize in all areas of today’s entertainment industry. Founded and helmed by award-winning and record-breaking director Gregori J. Martin, LANY Entertainment is an independent bi-coastal entertainment company known for creating quality content of all scripted media from inception to completion. Martin, whose diverse talents also include writing and producing, serves as CEO and president. Kristos Andrews, star of THE BAY and allegedly the youngest producer ever nominated for an Emmy®, serves as Executive Vice President. Carol C. Hedgepeth fills the position of Chief Operating Officer and as THE BAY’s coordinating producer. A recent addition to LANY’s executive branch is actress and entrepreneur, Celeste Fianna, who will be undertaking the position of a producing partner. "I've been a part of the producing team of The Bay for a while and am excited to now join the LANY team as a producing partner," Celeste expresses. “We are elated by our second nomination and the Academy’s recognition.”

Created, written and directed by Martin, THE BAY stars an iconic roster of daytime and primetime TV stars. In addition to Andrews, who’s widely recognized for his X Games skateboarding championship and two Guinness World Records, the impressive cast includes Mary Beth Evans, the infamous “Kayla Brady” on NBC’s Days of our Lives, Ronn Moss, ex Ridge Forrester of CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful and member of the popular band “Player”, Karrueche Tran, noted model and celebrity host turned actress, and more.

In an exclusive seaside community, the wealthy and elite Bay City characters indulge their lifestyles with forbidden lust, malicious lies and never-ending scandals. Having raised the bar for dramatic serialized storytelling, THE BAY boasts impressive numbers in viewership and is one of the first internet shows to receive an Emmy® nomination. “We’re thrilled our show continues to receive praise from both industry professionals and growing number of viewers," states Andrews. "The statement 'hard work pays off' rings true."

Production team members nominated for this year’s Emmy® include Executive Producers Gregori J. Martin and Kristos Andrews, Supervising Producer Nadine Aronson, Coordinating Producer Carol C. Hedgepeth, and Producers Anthony Aquilino, Andre Bauth, Braxton Davis, Devin DeVasquez, Mary Beth Evans, Celeste Fianna, Jade Harlow, Lilly Melgar, Ronn Moss, Eric Nelsen, Sainty Nelsen, Jared Safier, Derrell Whitt, and Salvatore V. Zannino.

“The LANY team is deeply honored to receive our second Emmy nomination,” states Martin. “Just to be in contention for such a prestigious award is a win in itself and we are ecstatic!”

Emmy Nominees and Partners-  Gregori J Martin, Celeste Fianna, Kristos Andrews

Martin and his team are also excited to be gearing up for THE BAY’s much anticipated Season 4. Noted for its signature approach in ending with a dramatic cliffhanger, viewers are clamoring to find out what happens next in Bay City. Last season’s "MUST-SEE" episodes that have left Bay Watchers on the edge of their seats are currently available on Blip.TV. Season 3’s two-minute promo can be viewed at: http://blip.tv/thebaytheseries/the-bay-the-series-promo-2014-6912790.

In addition to THE BAY, LANY’s extensive portfolio includes independent feature motion pictures, commercials, music videos, various short films, and quality web content. Currently in post-production, LANY’s most recent feature motion picture, A PLACE CALLED HOLLYWOOD, is a satire that tells the cutting-edge story of a young man who pursues his dream in becoming a famous actor and gives a glimpse of the harsher side of Hollywood. The official trailer can be viewed at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2509482/.

THE SOUTHSIDE, LANY’s first independently produced feature motion picture, is based on the true story of the life and untimely death of 19 year old Robert Areizaga Jr. View the official IMDb page at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1894622/.

LANY Entertainment is presently in development on a new "epic" cable TV mini-series and has recently completed a sitcom pilot for a major television network. LANY is also in talks for a new drama series slated to go into production this summer. LANY acquired the film rights to the acclaimed off-Broadway stage production of “The Columbine Project”, a tragic true story of the Columbine shooting, with plans to begin pre-production later this year.

Find LANY Entertainment on IMDb at: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0284693/.

* The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be shown on POP Network Live Sunday, April 26th, 8PM ET/ 5PM PT http://poptv.com/daytime_emmys.  However the New Approaches Category Winners will be announced this Friday at the Creative Emmys.

PHOTO CAPTION- The Bay Logo and Cast Members Above: Mary Beth Evans, Ronn Moss, Kristos Andrews and Karrueche Tran

For interviews with THE BAY cast members or producing team in regards to THE BAY, please contact Carol Hedgepeth at carol@lanyentertainment.com
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Source: LANY Entertainment

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