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Monday, August 30, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS: THE BAY The Series Interviews - Matthew Ashford Part One

WE LOVE SOAPS interviews the multi-talented Matt Ashford.

You have seen him play roles on daytime that have shocked, amused, and even disgust. But one thing we can safely say about Matthew Ashford is that he is one of the most fascinating, unpredictable, and compelling actors to ever embrace the soap landscape. Fortunately, he will be starting in the new and original series THE BAY this coming Fall. In this rare interview, We Love Soaps delves into the thoughts and spiritual beliefs behind the actor's craft, as well as his excitement about the new landscape of Indie Soaps.

Read Part One of the interview HERE.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

LANYFilms announces THE BAY approved for broadcast television

LANYFilms Productions announces that The Bay (2010) has been approved for broadcast television in 19 countries in Europe, including but not limited to the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Sweden. An iPhone App will be available shortly of "Confessions" and the upcoming episodes, premiering Sept 15th. Gregori J. Martin is also in talks for an additional television distribution deal that can put The Bay in over 25 millions homes throughout the U.S. Also stated is that THE BAY The Series will always be available as a web series online as well.

We still have several more episodes to produce. Please help by making your pledge via our kickstarter campaign and be a part of "television" history! Only 6 days to go and over $4,000 needed to reach our goal;) We can do this folks!

On behalf of Lanyfilms Productions, thank you as always for your continued support! - Gregori J. Martin

Monday, August 23, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS: THE BAY The Series Interviews - Lane Davies, Part Four

WE LOVE SOAPS concludes their interview with Lane Davies.

In Parts One and Two, and Three of our interview with Lane Davies, the critically acclaimed and beloved actor discussed his career on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and SANTA BARBARA, as well as thoughts about the dumbing down of daytime. In the final part below, Davies discusses his time on GENERAL HOSPITAL, his new role on THE BAY, and making peace with Nancy Lee Grahn. Plus, who did he almost play on GUIDING LIGHT? Find out here!

Read the entire article HERE.

DAYTIME CONFIDENTIAL: The Bay's Mary Beth Evans and Gregori J. Martin

Soap superstar Mary Beth Evans may just be the hardest working woman in daytime. On the heels of recently reprising the role of Sierra on As The World Turns, one last time, Evans is set to return to her breakout role as Days of Our Lives' beloved Kayla this fall, but that isn't the only thing she'll be doing as the leaves begin to fall. Evans is also starring in and producing one of the most highly anticipated web soaps ever—The Bay.

On today's episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey talk with Evans and Gregori J. Martin, the prolific creator of The Bay...

Read the entire article here.
Listen to the podcast DC#571 HERE.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS: THE BAY The Series Interviews - Lane Davies, Part Three

WE LOVE SOAPS continues with interviewing the talented Lane Davies.

In Parts One and Two of our interview with Lane Davies, the critically acclaimed and beloved actor shared memories of his early career, his stint as Evan on DAYS, and his indelible role as Mason on SANTA BARBARA. In Part Three below, Davies discusses his decision to leave the show, his never having been nominated for an Emmy, and the dumbing down of network televsion.

Read the entire article HERE.

Casting News: Jacklyn Zeman & Lesli Kay

We'd like to welcome two lovely soap veterans to the cast of THE BAY. Lesli Kay (Felicia THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL; Molly AS THE WORLD TURNS; Lois GENERAL HOSPITAL) will make her appearance in the 7th Chapter in the role of Belinda Madison, the money hungry daughter of Mayor Jack Madison (Nicolas Coster). Jacklyn Zeman (best known to daytime for her role as Bobbie Spencer) will also be joining the cast for the season finale. Details on her character TBA.

We excitedly welcome both actresses to the canvas.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

LA TALK - COMBAT RADIO: Ethan Dettenmaier interviews Gregori J. Martin

Ethan Dettenmaier and co-hosts Camden Toy and Mark Hester of LA TALK - COMBAT RADIO interview Gregori J. Martin and Kristos Andrews.

Listen to the interview HERE.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS: THE BAY The Series Interviews - Lane Davies, Part Two

WE LOVE SOAPS continues their interview with soap royalty Lane Davies.

In Part One of our interview with Lane Davies, the acclaimed actor, who will be appearing on the new web series THE BAY, discussed his drive to perform, and how that led to his first daytime role on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. In this revealing second part, Davies shares aspects of his time as Mason on SANTA BARBARA, as well as a turbulent relationship with his costar Nancy Lee Grahn.

Read the entire article HERE.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

'CONFESSIONS OF THE GARRETTS' makes BLIP.TV's first featured episode

Lanyfilms Productions extends a congratulations to THE BAY The Series: Confessions of the Garretts - Part 1, starring Mary Beth Evans, has made the FIRST FEATURED EPISODE on BLIP.TV. Also, featured in the video are Dylan Bruce, Martha Madison, and Kristos Andrews. The featured clip is directed by Gregori J. Martin.

Monday, August 16, 2010

OutTakes via BlogTalkRadio interviews Nicolas Coster

OutTakes via BlogTalkRadio interviews Nicolas Coster about his upcoming guest appearance in Gregori J. Martin's webseries, THE BAY, as well as different highlights of his iconic acting career, including his role as "Lionel Lockridge" in the gone-but-not-forgotten soap, SANTA BARBARA.

Listen to the interview HERE.

WE LOVE SOAPS: THE BAY Series Interviews: Lane Davies, Part One

Lane Davies is beloved by soap fans for his brooding, complex, and hysterical portrayal of Mason Capwell on SANTA BARBARA. He is also regarded by critics as one of the greatest actors in daytime history. But how does this acclaimed thespian perceive his life and career? Please join us for this interviewed in which Lane Davies discusses his roles on stage, daytime, and the exciting new web series THE BAY.

Read the entire article HERE.

Casting News: Tristan Rogers - Producer and Cast Member of THE BAY

We are happy to announce Tristan Rogers (Lex Martin) will not only be gracing the screen with his presence on "The Bay" (2010), but he will also be joining us behind the scenes, wearing his producer hat once again! We welcome his talents back to the production team!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

NY Soap Opera Examiner: Gregori J. Martin Interview

Gregori J. Martin was interviewed by the NY Soap Opera Examiner for a feature published on August 14, 2010.

Once again it's all about the money. We offer wonderful sponsorship and marketing. Opportunity to all businesses World Wide. This helps us pay to produce episodes. If we don't find a significant amount of sponsors than unfortunately we can't continue to produce future episodes. Everyone has to make a living. As long as we have backers we will continue to bring you the ART.
Read the full interview here.

Soap Opera Digest & Weekly: THE BAY Fundraiser Photos

Photos from THE BAY's Fan Fundraiser party appeared in the August 24, 2010 issues of Soap Opera Weekly and Soap Opera Digest. View them here: Weekly / Digest

Friday, August 13, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS TV: Career Retrospective with Mary Beth Evans

Mary Beth Evans recently spoke with WE LOVE SOAPS TV's Damon L. Jacobs about her illustrious career as well as her latest role on THE BAY. You can read the interview in four parts: here, here, here and here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stardish Radio: Gregori J. Martin and "The Garretts"

Gregori J. Martin, Mary Beth Evans, Dylan Bruce, Martha Madison and Kristos Andrews appeared on "Stardish Radio" on August 10, 2010. Listen here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS TV: Martin, Rogers & Whitt

On Episode #64 of WE LOVE SOAPS TV, Stephen Seidel goes on location to the recent fan fundraising event party for THE BAY at Henry's Hat and speaks with several people from show including creator Gregori J. Martin and stars Tristan Rogers and Derrell Whitt.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Soap Opera Weekly: Spend the fall by The Bay

The August 17, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Weekly featured an interview with THE BAY creator Gregori J. Martin who previewed the series. Read it here.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

On Air | On Soaps: The Bay Fan Fundraiser Coverage

On Air | On Soaps has photos, interviews and more from THE BAY's Fan Fundraiser event at Henry's Hat featuring Gregori J. Martin and much of the cast.
I want an Emmy. I want that Emmy! (Laughs) We are in negotiations with a deal for syndication. If we can find the financing, and produce enough episodes that would be the equivalent of 30 minute episodes, and to have it on television, that would be the ideal.
Check out the complete coverage here.

WE LOVE SOAPS TV: Ashford, Madison & Andrews

On Episode #63 of WE LOVE SOAPS TV, Stephen Seidel goes on location to the recent fan fundraising event party for THE BAY at Henry's Hat and speaks with several actors from the show including Matthew Ashford, Martha Madison and Real Andrews.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS TV: Evans, Shaughnessy, Melgar, Stenovitch & Littlefield

On Episode #62 of WE LOVE SOAPS TV, Stephen Seidel goes on location to the recent fan fundraising event party for THE BAY at Henry's Hat and speaks with several actors from the show including Mary Beth Evans, Charles Shaughnessy, Lilly Melgar, Nadine Stenovitch and John Littlefield.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

LANYFilms Announces No Subscription Fee for THE BAY

LANYFilms Productions announces no subscription fee for THE BAY:

A big questions that fans continuously ask, will viewers have to "pay"to watch episodes of "THE BAY" online? Will there be a "Subscription Fee"? The answer to that question is NO! THE BAY will be available for the public beginning Sept 15th on BLIP TV and our OFFICIAL WEBSITE, and it's ABSOLUTELY FREE. Anyone who has access to the internet can freely watch new episodes and episodes they've missed for a limited, but ENOUGH time on our website or on Blip TV. If an episodes is no longer available online, there will be a link to a special edition DVD that you may purchase on our website if you wish. But rest assured, you will (once again) have plenty of time to watch the series free on our official website and/or on Blip TV. Thank you for your continuous and growing support! -Gregori J. Martin (Creator) THE BAY

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Michael Fairman - On Air | On Soaps: THE BAY cast fundraiser event photo gallery!

This past weekend, the new web soap garnering the most attention, The Bay, threw a fundraiser/fan event and get together with the cast at Martha Madison’s, Henry’s Hat restaurant and pub in Los Angeles. Madison, is also one of the co-stars of the new series set to premiere this fall on blip.tv. Many performers recognizable to daytime audiences are part of the series, and they showed up in full to support The Bay’s fundraising and awareness efforts including: Tristan Rogers, Mary Beth Evans, Lilly Melgar, Marie Wilson, Real Andrews, Dylan Bruce, Charles Shaughnessy, Matthew Ashford, Matt Borlenghi, and Jade Harlow.

Read the full article HERE.