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Friday, April 7, 2017

HUFFINGTON POST: “The Bay, The Series” wins Best Drama Series at 8th annual Indie Series Awards!

“The Bay, The Series” continued its winning streak last night at the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA8), where it won the prestigious and highly coveted “Best Drama Series” Award.

Executive Producers Gregori J. Martin, Wendy Riche, and Kristos Andrews accepted the award for “Best Drama Series” at that star studded awards ceremony in Burbank, California.

Read the entire HUFFINGTON POST article HERE. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

INDIE SERIES AWARD: 8th Annual Indie Series Awards Winners

The winners of the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards were announced on Wednesday, April 5 at The Colony Theatre. The Bay took home five awards, including Best Web Series – Drama, while Fame Dogs was named Best Web Series – Comedy. The ceremony was hosted by EastSiders producers and stars John Halbach and Kit Williamson.

Read the entire INDIE SERIES AWARD article HERE.

BLACK AMERICA WEB: Kym Whitley Lands Daytime Emmy Nomination For ‘The Bay’

Congratulations to comedian and actress Kym Whitley who landed a Daytime Emmy nomination for her role on the web-based series The Bay.

Whitley picked up the nod for “Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series” for her role as Big Candi.

Read the entire BLACK AMERICA WEB article HERE.

Monday, April 3, 2017

SOAP CENTRAL: Digital Series Emmy nominees feature familiar soap faces

The Daytime Emmys expanded the number of categories devoted to digital drama series. We chatted with the nominated stars to learn more about the series they star in and to get their reactions to landing Emmy nominations.

It probably isn't too much of an overstatement to say that when the Daytime Emmy nominations are announced each year, the bulk of our readers are mostly -- if not only -- interested in the nominations in the daytime drama categories. That isn't to say that the nominees for talk shows, game shows, cooking shows, court shows, and the countless other daytime programming options are any less important. For whatever reason, most other genres fail to elicit the fervent support that soaps do.

Read the entire SOAP CENTRAL article with quotes HERE.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THE HUFFINGTON POST: The Bay, The Series sets Daytime Emmy® Record!

“The Bay, The Series” set a record this morning when nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards were announced with 10 nominations in the Digital Daytime Drama Series categories. In 2015 and 2016 “The Bay, The Series” won the Outstanding Digital and New Approaches Series Awards at the Daytime Emmys®. Created by showrunner Gregori J. Martin over the past 5 years “The Bay, The Series” has become a global hit, thrilling audience and fans around the world.

Read the entire HUFFINGTON POST article HERE.

TV SOURCE MAGAZINE: 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations

“The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to be presenting the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “With an outstanding roster of nominees, we are looking forward to an extraordinary celebration honoring the craft and talent that represent the best of Daytime television.”

Read the entire TV SOURCE MAGAZINE article HERE.

SOAPS.COM: 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations

Daytime’s most celebrated night is just around the corner for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, where winners in each category will be announced on Sunday, April 30.





Outstanding digital drama series nominees:
"The Bay The Series"
"Red Bird"
"Tainted Dreams"
"Tough Love Web Series"
"Venice The Series"

Outstanding actor in a digital drama nominees:
"Anacostia's" Anthony Anderson (Sean Williams-Grey)
"The Bay The Series'" Kristos Andrews (Pete Garrett/Young Jack Madison)
"Conversations in L.A.'s" Gustavo Velasquez (Gus Borrero)
"Tainted Dreams'" Michael Lowry (Jordan Bradford)
"Red Bird's" Michael McShane (Sam)

Outstanding actress in a digital drama nominees:
"The Bay The Series'" Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett) and Lilly Melgar (Janice Ramos)
"Conversations in L.A.'s" Anne Marie Cummings (Michelle Macabee)
"Red Bird's" Alexandra Goodman (Kitty Mae)
"Tainted Dreams'" Kelley Menighan Hensley (Veronica Ashford)

Outstanding supporting or guest actor in a digital drama nominees:
“The Bay The Series’” Matthew Ashford (Steve Jensen), Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison) and Ronn Moss (John Blackwell)
“Red Bird’s” Armin Shimerman (Max)
“Tainted Dreams’” Anthony Wilkinson (Anthony DiGiacomo)

Outstanding supporting or guest actress in a digital drama nominees:
“The Bay The Series’” Jade Harlow (Lianna Ramos), Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell) and Kym Whitley (Big Candi)
“Conversations in L.A.’s” Vanita Harbour (Nicole Hampstead)
“Tainted Dreams’” Natalia Livingston (Liza Park)

Read the entire SOAPS.COM article HERE.

RED CARPET REPORT: Nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Announced, Full List #ByTheNumbers #DaytimeEmmys #NomineeList Find out more at: http://www.redcarpetreporttv.com/2017/03/22/nominations-for-the-44th-annual-daytime-emmy-awards-announced-full-list-bythenumbers-daytimeemmys-nomineelist/

Earlier today, the nominees in 70 categories for the upcoming 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences were announced – we’ve posted them below. Network Nominees by the Numbers The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, April 28th, 2017, which is also where the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

Read the entire RED CARPET REPORT article HERE.

ABC SOAPS IN DEPTH: Daytime Emmys 2017 Nominations Announced!



Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
THE BAY THE SERIES
RED BIRD
TAINTED DREAMS
TOUGH LOVE WEB SERIES
VENICE THE SERIES

Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Mary Beth Evans (Sara, THE BAY)
Anne Marie Cummings (Michelle, CONVERSATIONS IN L.A.)
Alexandra Goodman (Kitty, RED BIRD)
Lilly Melgar (Janice, THE BAY)
Kelley Menighan Hensley (Veronica, TAINTED DREAMS)

Outstanding Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Anthony Anderson (Sean, ANACOSTIA)
Kristos Andros (Pete, THE BAY)
Michael Lowry (Jordan, TAINTED DREAMS)
Michael McShane (Sam, RED BIRD)
Gustavo Velasquez (Gus, CONVERSATIONS IN L.A.)

Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Jade Harlow (Lianna, THE BAY)
Vanita Harbour (Nicole, CONVERSATIONS IN L.A.)
Carolyn Hennesy (Karen, THE BAY)
Natalia Livingston (Liza, TAINTED DREAMS)
Kym Whitley (Big Candi, THE BAY)

Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series
Matthew Ashford (Steve, THE BAY)
Nicolas Coster (Jack, THE BAY)
Ronn Moss (John, THE BAY)
Armin Shimerman (Max, RED BIRD)
Anthony Wilkinson (Anthony, TAINTED DREAMS)

Read the entire ABC SOAPS IN DEPTH article HERE. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

STEVEN BERGMAN PHOTOGRAPHY: 'The Bay' 6th Annual LANY Mixer

Photos from the 6th Annual LANY Entertainment Mixer by STEVEN BERGMAN PHOTOGRAPHY can be viewed HERE

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SOAP OPERA DIGEST: The Stars Came Out for the LANY Mixer

Photos from the 6th Annual LANY Entertainment Mixer in the OUT AND ABOUT section in SOAP OPERA DIGEST can be viewed HERE.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

SOAP OPERA DIGEST: ICYMI KARRUECHE TRAN INTERVIEW

As a “regular, normal kid” growing up in Los Angeles, Karrueche Tran didn’t have dreams of making it big in Hollywood. “It’s funny,” she reflects. “A lot of people grow up wanting to be an actress or a singer. I used to be kind of shy, so I never expected to get into acting.”

Read the entire SOAP OPERA DIGEST article HERE.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Q&A w LANY Entertainment Emmy® Winners Gregori J. Martin & Kristos Andrews

One of the great things about being a freelance writer is getting to interview and meet amazing artists. This past week I was blessed to catch up with the dynamic multiple Emmy® winning team from LANY Entertainment (THE BAY, THIS JUST IN) Producer, Writer, and Director Gregori J. Martin (G) and Actor and Producer Kristos Andrews (K). Their candor and joie de vivre (enjoyment of creating art and life) are inspiring and insightful.

Read the entire THE HUFFINGTON POST article HERE.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

BRAVO: What's the Real Deal Behind An On-Screen Hookup?

Kristos Andrews stars as Pete Garrett on the digital drama series The Bay, where he gets to kiss his leading lady Karrueche Tran (yes, Chris Brown’s ex) on the regular.

“A kiss can feel quite real,” shares Kristos, who won a Daytime Emmy for his work in 2016 (we’re sure those realistic liplocks played a part). “I feel like any good actor who really cares about his work will fully commit himself to the kiss. So for the moment, you do feel sparks.”

Read the entire BRAVO article HERE.

Friday, February 3, 2017

MICHAEL FAIRMAN: Evans, Ashford, Melgar, Beemer, Lindstrom, Score Indie Series Award Nominations; The Bay Leads All Nods!

On Wednesday, nominations for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards were announced. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the web. Nominations were revealed in 29 categories.

Some very familiar names received recognition including soap stars; Nicolas Coster, Jade Harlow, Lauren B. Martin, Brandon Beemer, Kevin Spirtas, Mary Beth Evans, Lilly Melgar, Carolyn Hennesy, Elizabeth Hubbard, Jon Lindstrom, and Patrika Darbo.

However, it was Gregori J. Martin’s The Bay which led all nominations scoring 21.  The Bay along with The Amazing Gay! Pile bested the previous record of 13.

Read the entire MICHAEL FAIRMAN article HERE. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

BROADWAY WORLD: 8th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominees Revealed

The nominations for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed on Wednesday, February 1. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web. Nominations were announced in 29 categories.

The Bay led all series with 21 total nominations. The show will compete in the Best Web Series - Drama category with Best Thing You'll Ever Do, Lemmings, Muck, Out With Dad, People Like Us, Rumuvi and Undetectable.

Read the entire BROADWAY WORLD article HERE.

SOAP OPERA DIGEST: INDIE SERIES AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

The nominations for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards, which celebrate the best in independently-produced scripted entertainment created for the web, were announced today, and feature a host of familiar soap faces. THE BAY led the pack with 21 total nominations, and Mary Beth Evans (Sara, THE BAY; Kayla, DAYS), Matthew Ashford (Steve, THE BAY), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) and Patrika Darbo (Nancy, DAYS/Shirley, B&B) all got nods. Here’s the full list:

Read the entire SOAP OPERA DIGEST article HERE.

WE LOVE SOAPS: 8th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominees Include Many Daytime Stars

The nominations for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed on Wednesday, February 1. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web. Nominations were announced in 29 categories.

Nominated soap opera stars included Nicolas Coster, Jade Harlow, Lauren B. Martin, Brandon Beemer, Kevin Spirtas, Mary Beth Evans, Lilly Melgar, Carolyn Hennesy, Elizabeth Hubbard, Jon Lindstrom, Jillian Clare and Patrika Darbo.

The Bay led all series with 21 total nominations. The show will compete in the Best Web Series - Drama category with Best Thing You'll Ever Do, Lemmings, Muck, Out With Dad, People Like Us, Rumuvi and Undetectable.

Read the entire WE LOVE SOAPS article HERE.

INDIE SERIES AWARDS: 8th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations

29 Categories Honor Social Relevance, Artistic Merit, Excellence in Craft

NEW YORK, NY, February 1, 2017 – The nominations for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed on Wednesday, February 1. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web. Nominations were announced in 29 categories.

The Bay led all series with 21 total nominations. The show will compete in the Best Web Series - Drama category with Best Thing You'll Ever Do, Lemmings, Muck, Out With Dad, People Like Us, Rumuvi and Undetectable.

Read the entire INDIE SERIES AWARDS article and see the list of nominees HERE. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

TV INSIDER: Victoria Rowell Joins Amazon Prime's Emmy-Winning Soap 'The Bay'

Order in the court! Former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell has joined the cast of Amazon Prime’s Emmy-winning digital drama The Bay. Her role: Iris Hopkins, a hard-as-nails judge who will preside over the trial of accused killer Sara Garrett (Days of Our Lives’ Mary Beth Evans). Rowell will appear in Season 3, which is set to stream this spring.

Read the entire TV INSIDER article HERE.

Monday, January 9, 2017

DAYTIME CONFIDENTIAL: The Bay Hunks to Appear on The Real January 10

Stars of Daytime Emmy-winning series The Bay are taking a trip to The Real's couch. Kristos Andrews (Peter Garrett), Erik Fellows (Damian Blackwell), and Derrell Whitt (Will Campbell) will kick it with the ladies on Tuesday, January 10.

Read the entire DAYTIME CONFIDENTIAL article HERE.

THE REAL: Cast of 'The Bay' & Co-Host Mel B

This Tuesday, the cast of the popular web series “The Bay” is in the house! Tune in for a special interview with stars Kristos Andrews, Erik Fellows and Derrell Whitt.

View THE REAL website HERE.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

BUZZWORTHY RADIO: “General Hospital” Star CHAD DUELL Joins Amazon Prime’s “The Bay”

Chad Duell joins THE BAY in Season 3 in the role of “Adam Kenway,” a mysterious young man who comes to Bay City with an agenda and wreaks havoc in the lives of Pete Garrett (Andrews) and Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans).  Martin revealed Duell has already taped his Season 3 episodes over the winter.
“I’m excited for Chad’s fans to see him in a role very different from what he’s played before,” Martin stated.  “He did a stellar job in bringing the character of Adam to life.”
When asked how it is it working on THE BAY, Duell described a great experience. “I heard a lot about the show and had been wanting to be a part of it. I knew they had a great cast and crew, so I was really looking forward to working with them,” Duell stated. “I had a ton of fun on set and am looking forward to working more on the project in the future.”

Read the entire BUZZWORTHY RADIO article HERE. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

TV SOURCE MAGAZINE: General Hospital’s Chad Duell Joins The Bay

Emmy winner Chad Duell joins the hit Amazon Prime series The Bay in Season 3 in the role of Adam Kenway. Adam is described as a mysterious young man who comes to Bay City with an agenda and wreaks havoc in the lives of Pete Garrett (Kristos Andrews) and Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans).

Read the entire TV SOURCE MAGAZINE article HERE.

Friday, January 6, 2017

ABC SOAPS IN DEPTH: GENERAL HOSPITAL's Chad Duell Joins the Cast of THE BAY — Get the Exciting Details!

Chad Duell (Michael, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is joining the cast of THE BAY in season three as the mysterious Adam Kenway who arrives in Bay City to wreak havoc in the lives of Pete and Sarah Garrett!

“I heard a lot about the show and had been wanting to be a part of it,” Duell said. “I knew they had a great cast and crew, so I was really looking forward to working with them. I had a ton of fun on set and am looking forward to working more on the project in the future."

Read the entire ABC SOAPS IN DEPTH  article HERE. 

SERIAL SCOOP: Chad Duell Joins the Cast of 'The Bay' as Adam Kenway

Emmy Winner Chad Duell, who currently stars as Michael Corinthos on General Hospital, has joined the cast of The Bay as Adam Kenway.

The character is described as a "mysterious young man who comes to comes to Bay City with an agenda and wreaks havoc in the lives of Pete Garrett (Kristos Andrews) and Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans).

Duell is excited to play his new character.

Read the entire SERIAL SCOOP article HERE.

DAYTIME CONFIDENTIAL: General Hospital's Chad Duell to 'Wreak Havoc' on The Bay

Get ready to see soap heartthrob Chad Duell in a new light. The General Hospital star and Daytime Emmy winner has booked a juicy role on The Bay.

Duell has been cast as Adam Kenway, a "mysterious young man who comes to Bay City with an agenda and wreaks havoc in the lives of Pete Garrett (Kristos Andrews) and Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans)".

Read the entire DAYTIME CONFIDENTIAL article HERE.

MICHAEL FAIRMAN: Chad Duell Joins The Bay As Dark And Complex New Character, Adam Kenway!

General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) had joined the Daytime Emmy-winning digital series, The Bay for its upcoming Season 3.

Duell, who is also a Daytime Emmy winner, will play the role of “Adam Kenway,” a mysterious young man who comes to Bay City with an agenda and wreaks havoc in the lives of Pete Garrett (Andrews) and Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans).

Read the entire MICHAEL FAIRMAN article HERE. 

SOAPS.COM: Chad Duell joins season 3 of 'The Bay' as new mysterious character

From Port Charles to Bay City.

Soaps.com readers will soon be seeing double the Duell as "General Hospital's" Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) will be appearing in Bay City along with Port Charles. Duell has been cast in season 3 of "The Bay" as Adam Kenway, a mysterious man who causes big problems for Pete Garrett (Kristos Andrews) and Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans, Kayla Brady on "Days of our Lives"). Series creator and executive producer Gregori J. Martin said about Duell's performance that, "He did a stellar job in bringing the character of Adam to life." Chad Duell won a Daytime Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Supporting Actor on a daytime series.

Read the entire SOAPS.COM article HERE.

SOAP CENTRAL: GH's Chad Duell to “wreak havoc” as new character on The Bay

General Hospital's Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) has been cast in a mysterious new role on The Bay.

Emmy-winning General Hospital actor Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) is about to bring his talents to the digital drama The Bay, currently streaming on Amazon.

The Illinois native has been cast as Adam Kenway, a “mysterious young man who comes to Bay City with an agenda and wreaks havoc in the lives of Pete Garrett [Kristos Andrews] and Sara Garrett [Mary Beth Evans].”

Read the entire SOAP CENTRAL article HERE. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

SOAP OPERA NEWS: General Hospital's Chad Duell Joins the Cast of The Bay - Details Here!

'General Hospital' actor Chad Duell [Michael Cortinthos] has reportedly joined the cast of THE BAY in the role of Adam Kenway for season 3 according to Soap Opera Digest.  SOD reports that Adam is "a mysterious young man who comes to Bay City with an agenda and wreaks havoc in the lives of Pete Garrett [Kristos Andrews] and Sara Garrett [Mary Beth Evans]."

Read the entire SOAP OPERA NEWS article HERE. 

SOAP OPERA DIGEST: GH’S CHAD DUELL JOINS THE BAY

Emmy-winner Chad Duell (Michael, GH) is joining THE BAY in Season 3 in the role of Adam Kenway, a mysterious young man who comes to Bay City with an agenda and wreaks havoc in the lives of Pete Garrett (Kristos Andrews) and Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans). “I’m excited for Chad’s fans to see him in a role very different from what he’s played before,” Creator/Executive Producer Gregori J. Martin stated in a release. “He did a stellar job in bringing the character of Adam to life.”

Read the entire SOAP OPERA DIGEST article HERE.