GREGORI J. MARTIN
Gregori J. Martin is an Emmy® Award winning producer and the founder, CEO and president of LANY Entertainment.
Martin is best known for his Emmy® winning and twice Emmy®-nominated indie drama series THE BAY The Series, as well as the theatrically released independent vampire thriller RAVEN, a feature film produced by GruntWorks Entertainment where he originally served as a producer, director and as president for approximately four years. Martin is in development on a six-hour miniseries titled THE DISCIPLES that was sold to Sony Entertainment. He serves as co-executive producer and head writer of the made-for-TV miniseries. Martin also serves as co-executive producer and director of the new situation comedy THIS JUST IN for Associated Television International (ATI).
In April 2015, Martin received an Emmy® Award for THE BAY. Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Martin has been nominated three times as the Executive Producer of THE BAY. In May of 2012, THE BAY received its first nomination for Outstanding Special Class Short Format and in 2016, for Outstanding Digital Drama Series. Martin was also awarded the 2011 Indie Series Award for Outstanding Directing for his work on THE BAY and again nominated in 2016.
In 2006, Martin directed, wrote and produced three feature motion pictures, His first film MARy, an indie horror film based on the urban legend Bloody Mary, was shot on location in Los Angeles County. Relocating to the East Coast, he began production as a producer, director and co-writer of MANHATTANITES, a feature dramedy starring several stars from the ABC and CBS daytime serial dramas. In 2007, Martin moved back to Los Angeles, where he wrote, produced and directed a passion project titled SKELETONS IN THE DESERT. It was this project that brought Martin to collaborate with GruntWorks Entertainment where he helped manage and control all aspects of production for four years.
With GruntWorks, Martin directed and co-produced the film JACK RIO, screened at the Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA. Additional Gruntworks collaborations include THE INTRUDERS and SEBASTIAN.
Martin recently completed his tenth feature film, THE SOUTHSIDE, based on a true story and tragic death of his cousin, Robert Areizaga Jr. Currently in post-production, Martin’s eleventh feature film, 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. In 2013, Martin served as a story consultant and behind the scenes producer for the TV Guide Network (TVGN) documentary WHO SHOT THE DAYTIME SOAP?
An X-Games Champion and two-time Guinness record holder for skateboarding, Kristos Andrews is an Emmy® winning producer and the Executive Vice-President for LANY Entertainment. An established TV and film actor as well, Andrews received an Emmy® nomination in 2016 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 where he is also nominated for an Indie Series Award for best actor. 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 new situation comedy and co-production with Associated Television International (ATI).
CAROL C. HEDGEPETH
Chief Operating Officer
An Emmy® winning Coordinating Producer for LANY Entertainment, Carol C. Hedgepeth currently serves as LANY’s Chief Operating Officer. Hedgepeth joined the LANY Entertainment team in March of 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 of 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 in 2016 she and the LANY Entertainment team are again nominated for their work on THE BAY. Hedgepeth also serves as a producer for THIS JUST IN, a new situation comedy and co-production with Associated Television International (ATI).
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 as a financial and real estate specialist, CELESTE FIANNA is an Emmy® winning producer and partner at LANY Entertainment. Being an entrepreneur from a young age, Celeste started in real estate as an Escrow/Transaction Coordinator at 17 and was closing deals by the time she received her license at age 18. Celeste began producing television and film shortly thereafter.
Fianna’s projects in addition to THE BAY include Destination X: California, an extreme action sports and travel program where Fianna had the opportunity to travel around the world. She is also a producer on Visions: The Art of Catherine Andrews, an insightful documentary exploring the paintings and music of noted artist Catherine Andrews. Fianna‘s acting credits include a recurring role in the Emmy® winning digital drama series THE BAY, a supporting role in the indie feature film A PLACE CALLED HOLLYWOOD and in one of the lead roles in BEYOND, directed by Rob Walker and co-starring Dee Wallace. In addition to her position as Co-Producer for THE BAY, Fianna also serves as associate producer for THIS JUST IN, a new situation comedy and co-production with Associated Television International (ATI).