LANY Entertainment, (aka LANYfilms), is an Emmy® Award-winning and two-time Emmy®-nominated independent bi-coastal entertainment company, creating quality productions of all media from start to finish. These projects may include feature motion pictures, short films, documentaries, behind-the-scenes coverage, and quality web content.
Our company helps pioneer professionalism in the world of new media, defining the true meaning of ‘new age’ entertainment. Helmed by an award-winning and record-breaking director, Gregori J. Martin, the team consists of young Hollywood professionals who collectively specialize in all areas of today’s entertainment industry.
Differentiating ourselves from most entertainment companies, LANY Entertainment can efficiently work with various budget ranges from micro to multi-million dollar budgets. Our ultimate goal is to give our clients the highest production value possible for the lowest costs.
We at LANY Entertainment strive to provide our clients with a successful and highly profitable timeless masterpiece! It’s the quality of the workflow and enthusiasm of our team that consistently attracts some of Hollywood’s greatest!
GREGORI J. MARTIN
Gregori J. Martin is the founder and CEO/President of the Emmy® winning film and television production company LANY Entertainment, an independent production company he founded in 2010. In addition to being a multiple award-winning producer and writer, Martin is a record-breaking director, having directed nearly a dozen feature films by the age of 35.
A reputable ‘actors’ director, Martin has directed a slew of iconic film and television stars and is best known for his work on the Emmy® winning indie drama series THE BAY, and the theatrically released independent vampire thriller, RAVEN, produced by GruntWorks Entertainment where he originally served as director and president for approximately four years. Martin is currently at the helm of a new “epic” cable miniseries expected to be released by Sony Entertainment and has recently completed the first season of an EI sitcom titled THIS JUST IN for a major television network.
An X-Games Champion and two-time Guinness record holder for skateboarding, Kristos Andrews is an Emmy® winning producer and the Executive Vice-President of the film and television production company LANY Entertainment. An established TV and film actor as well, Andrews received an Emmy® nomination for his lead role as “Pete Garrett” on THE BAY.
With several credits under his belt, some of Andrews’ projects include lead roles in the indie features A PLACE CALLED HOLLYWOOD and THE SOUTHSIDE. Andrews also appeared on Nickelodeons SPORTLETS, iCARLY, and various national commercials, including WENDY’S and BEST BUY and was featured in the biggest Ethiopian film of all time, TRIANGLE. He is now currently serving as a full-time producer and EVP for LANY Entertainment and is currently producing and starring in the role of teen heartthrob ‘Tyler’ in THIS JUST IN, a situation comedy for a major television network.
CAROL C. HEDGEPETH
Chief Operating Officer
An Emmy® winning Coordinating Producer in the multiple-nominated and award-winning film and television production company LANY Entertainment, Carol C. Hedgepeth currently serves as LANY’s Chief Operating Officer. Hedgepeth joined the LANY Entertainment team in March 2010 in the position of Executive Assistant. In 2012 and after working extensively on the feature films THE SOUTHSIDE and A PLACE CALLED HOLLYWOOD, Hedgepeth was named as LANY Entertainment’s Corporate Secretary. Hedgepeth’s duties expanded to serving as Associate Producer to the Emmy® winning digital drama series THE BAY. In 2013, Hedgepeth was advanced to the position of Coordinating Producer for THE BAY, which garnered her an Emmy®, and then to her current position as Senior Producer where she and the LANY Entertainment team are again nominated for their work on THE BAY.
Hegepeth’s personal portfolio includes success in writing fiction where she placed as one of the top three winning finalists in two national writing competitions. Hedgepeth is also a recipient of “The President’s Call to Service Lifetime Award” and has been named “Who’s Who Women in Business.”
Partner / Producer
Also noted for her expertise in various professions including financial and real estate specialist, CELESTE FIANNA is an Emmy® winning producer and partner in the multiple-nominated and award-winning film and television production company LANY Entertainment. With multiple credits, Fianna production projects in addition to THE BAY include Destination X: California, an extrememe action sports program, and Visions: The Art of Catherine Andrews, an insightful documentary exploring the paintings and music of noted artist Catherine Andrews.. Fianna‘s acting credits include roles in the Emmy® winning digital drama series THE BAY and in the indie feature films A PLACE CALLED HOLLYWOOD and BEYOND where she co-starred with Dee Wallace and directed by Rob Walker.
In addition to her position as Co-Producer for THE BAY, Fianna also serves as Associate Producer for THIS JUST IN, a situation comedy for a major television network.