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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DAYTIME CONFIDENTIAL Exclusive: The Bay Creator on Moving Poems and Letters From ATWT Fans, Mary Beth Evans and Being Praised by TV Guide!

The Bay returns this Wed., Sept. 29 at 3 pm EST, with not one, but two soapgasmic webisodes back-to-back! I recently caught up with creator Gregori J. Martin to discuss his buzz-generating, dream sudser come to life. In part one of a two-part chat, Martin reacts to The Bay being named one of the "Shows Worth Watching" by TV Guide Magazine. He also shares a moving account of all the letters and poems he's received from fans of the recently-cancelled CBS sudser As The World Turns, thanking him for offering them a new soap home.

Martin then reveals what's coming up for three former World Turners, who happen to play pivotal roles on The Bay—Marie Wilson (ex-NutMeg, ATWT), who will appear near the end of the first season as the mysterious Claire, Dylan Bruce (ex-Chris Hughes, ATWT), as troubled golden boy Brian Nelson and of course, one of daytime's most beloved superstars— Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, DAYS; ex-Sierra, ATWT; ex-Katherine, GH) as The Bay's central antiheroine Sara Garrett.

Read the entire article HERE.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Matthew Ashford, best known for his role as "Jack Deveraux" on Days of Our Lives, speaks about his upcoming role as "Steve Jensen" on the webseries, The Bay. He also talks about the state of the entertainment industry and his various projects, including the release of the "Matt's Musings Month By Month" calendar for his favorite charity, Retinoblastoma International.

Previously recorded earlier this week, the interview will be broadcast on Blogtalkradio this Sunday, September 26th, at 10 PM EST.

Listen to the interview HERE.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Reviews Are In: THE BAY Is A Hit

The first webisode of THE BAY premiered on Wednesday, September 15, and critics and fans have strongly approved. Here's a sampling of what we're hearing in the press.

"...dishes out enough drama to thrill you, your evil twin and the man you both love."
- TV Guide Magazine (#9 What to Watch show)

"The show looks stunning"
- We Love Soaps TV

"...you will surely want to see more"
- Examiner.com

"....very impressed"
- OutTakes

WE LOVE SOAPS TV 2.02: Melgar & Zeman + Andrea Evans

On Episode 2.02 of WE LOVE SOAPS TV, Damon L. Jacobs travels to the premiere party of indie soap opera THE BAY at Henry's Hat in Los Angeles and speaks with stars Lilly Melgar and Jacklyn Zeman, and veteran soap actress Andrea Evans.

Watch the interviews HERE.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS: Some Objective First Thoughts on THE BAY & Indie Soaps

An article requesting objective critique on the premiere episode of 'The Bay' has been posted by Roger Newcomb at WE LOVE SOAPS.

I have mostly seen positive feedback from fans who have contacted me and from what I've read around the web. That is a good sign for the show. The show was not perfect by any means but excelled in several areas, and some (aesthetics look like a film) better than I have seen from any other indie soap before. The cast is wonderful and diverse and interesting. I think they will only get better and gel as we see more episodes and they've worked together more. Mary Beth Evans is going to be terrific as the complex Sara Garrett. Other excellent first impressions were made my several cast members including Sandra Dee Robinson (Real Housewife of New Jersey-esque, Tristan Rogers (the police commissioner), Derrell Whitt (says a lot with expressions beyond the script) and Martha Madison (intriguing relationship teased between her Marly and her mother, Sara).
Read the entire article and post comments HERE.

Michael Fairman - On Air | On Soaps: “The Bay” Premiere Party… Who was there and what went down!- Watch the Video

Michael Fairman: News - Soap Buzz

Last night, the stars of Gregory J. Martin’s new web soap, The Bay showed up in full force for a special screening the night before you the fans see the first webisode!

On-Air On-Soaps was there and can report back to you that in attendance were The Bay stars: Mary Beth Evans, Tristan Rogers, Lilly Melgar, Martha Madison, Nicolas Coster, Camden Toy, Kristos Andrews, Lane Davies, Matthew Ashford, Diego Serrano, Marie Wilson, Mackenzie Westmore, Claire Sedgley, Derrell Whitt, and more.

Read the entire article HERE.

LANYFILMS PRODUCTIONS: The Bay - Chapter 1 (the pilot) Webisode 1

Gregori J. Martin of LANYFilms Productions announced the release of the pilot episode of THE BAY The Series on Blip.TV.

Following the life of socialite Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans) and the people around her, THE BAY is a new indie drama in the vein of Aaron Spelling's 1980s classic prime-time hit, DYNASTY with the feel of a fast paced daytime soap . Filled with sex, lies, scandal and everything required to make a hot dramatic series, THE BAY airs every Wednesday 3:15pm ET / 12:15pm PT. Produced, Written & Directed by Gregori J. Martin

Available episodes of THE BAY The Series can be seen HERE.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Martha Madison, who many fans loved as Belle Black from NBC Daytime's "Days of our Lives," will be making an appearance on BuzzWorthy Radio to chat about her new role on the webseries, "THE BAY." Madison plays Marly Nelson-Foster on the THE BAY. Following the life of socialite SARA GARRETT and the people around her, THE BAY is a new web series in the vein of Aaron Spelling's 1980's classic primetime soap opera, DYNASTY.


As posted by Damon L. Jacobs at WE LOVE SOAPS:

"I had the profound honor of attending a private industry screening of THE BAY at Martha Madison's fabulous restaurant Henry's Hat in Los Angeles last night. Much of the current cast there. The energy was festive, hopeful, and very loving, as new friends met and old friends reconnected. The cast and crew watched the first chapter and fans will get their first glimpse today as THE BAY premieres online."

See photos HERE.

Monday, September 13, 2010

tristanrogers.com: Lilly Melgar - Making a Splash in The Bay

Lilly Melgar has jumped into "The Bay" with both feet. She plays the fiery Janice Ramos in "The Bay", an up and coming web series by Producer/Writer/Director Gregori J. Martin. This exciting cast is full of daytime notables such as Mary Beth Evans, Martha Madison, Kristos Andrews, Matthew Ashford, Matthew Borlenghi, Nicolas Coster, Ilene Kriston, and many others including Tristan Rogers, who also serves as a Producer. With fans anticipating the September 15th premiere, Lilly takes a moment to share her thoughts about "The Bay" and gives us a peek at what is to come.

Read the entire article HERE.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

tristanrogers.com: Nicolas Coster Sails into "The Bay"

I had the pleasure of speaking with Nicolas Coster about his thoughts on the soon to be premiered web soap "The Bay", as well as what was going on in his life these days. He had just finished an evening session working on a screenplay which he has been writing for several years and stopped long enough to share his thoughts and say hello to his fans.

Read the entire article HERE.

Friday, September 10, 2010

tristanrogers.com: THE BAY- A New Commish in Town

The new webs series "The Bay" has been making quite a mark as of late, especially with its much anticipated premiere right around the corner. Tristan Rogers is on board as both actor and a producer, and gives us a little insight about the web series as well as his character, Commissioner Lex Martin.

Read the entire article HERE.

Monday, September 6, 2010

THE BAY the Series conducts a preliminary survey

Gregori J. Martin announces that a preliminary survey is being conducted for THE BAY the Series.

As you all know, Lanyfilms Productions and the entire THE BAY The Series team truly value your opinion/input. Please take a few moments to answer the questions in this brief survey, to help us provide you with the content you are all looking for. Thanks in advance for your time.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS: THE BAY Reaches Kickstarter Goal!

Congratulations to THE BAY! As of today at 12noon, EST, THE BAY achieved its goal of raising $15,000 in order to produce the "explosive" season finale.

As of today, 109 backers made this effort possible. Many of these supporters we recognize as We Love Soaps readers and for that we want to thank you. At We Love Soaps we have been counting down to the September 15th premiere by taking with Mary Beth Evans and Lane Davies, Matthew Ashford, and are looking forward to our talk with Nicolas Coster.

Read the entire article HERE.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

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

WE LOVE SOAPS continues with part 4 of their interview with Matt Ashford.

In Parts One, Two, and Three of our unique interview with Matthew Ashford, this exceptionally talented and outspoken actor reflected on the importance of Indie Soaps, his early role on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, and discussed the inner and outer evolution of Jack Deveraux on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. In this part, Matthew shares the thoughts behind Jack's "quirks," as well as what happened to his character when James Reilly became headwriter of DAYS. Why was Jack always dying? Find out below.

Read the entire article HERE.

Friday, September 3, 2010

WE LOVE SOAPS: THE BAY The Series Interviews: Matthew Ashford, Part Three

WE LOVE SOAPS continues its interview with Matt Ashford.

In Parts One and Two of our interview with THE BAY's Matthew Ashford, the actor shared his thoughts on the importance of indie soaps, and his roles on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. In the next part below, Ashford discusses the impact of his work on DAYS, as well as learning to "play" with his costars. Which beloved DAYS veteran did he make mad? Find out below.

Read the entire article HERE.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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

WE LOVE SOAPS continues its interview with Matt Ashford.

In Part One of our interview with Matthew Ashford, this legendary daytime actor discussed the coming together of talent for THE BAY, as well as how Buddhism has effected his craft. In Part Two below, Ashford reflects on his unforgettable roles on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. From what Broadway musical did he draw inspiration during Jack's reign of terror on DAYS? Find out below!

Read the entire article HERE.

Casting News: Matt Ashford - Cast Member and Producer of The Bay

Matt Ashford announces via his Facebook page that he has joined the production team of The Bay the Series:

I wish to let you know that I have agreed to join the producing team of "The Bay". Along with Mary Beth, Tristan, Martha, Charley, Gregori, and all of his producing team, I hope to contribute to this series from behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera. This is an exciting new development for me and I hope it will be for you as well! Please standby for up coming announcements from me- thank you. - Matt

In response to this announcement, Gregori J. Martin is quoted as saying:

I'm very excited to have Matt join our producing team! I'm certain that he will help contribute some wonderful things to the show both before and behind the camera! Once again, welcome aboard buddy!