The Bay Creator Working on Gritty Biopic The Southside, Starring Kristos Andrews and Dr. Dre's Son Curtis YoungBy Jamey Giddens on April 12, 2011
Gregori J. Martin is one busy man. When he isn't writing, directing and producing the latest chapter of scandalous web soap opera The Bay, he's working on a project that's quite close to his heart, a film about a slain family member.
Martin is currently in New York City working on The Southside a biopic inspired by the unsolved murder of his cousin Robert Areizaga, Jr. Starring The Bay's breakout star Kristos Andrews in the lead role, The Southide also counts Latin hip hop sensation Cuban Link and Curtis Young—son of rap icon Dr. Dre— among the cast. Shooting on the film will begin in mid-April. Look for The Southside to premiere on January 20, 2012.
Days of our Lives’ Eric Martsolf and The Bay’s Jade Harlow let loose during their stint on ACME’s Celebrity Improv Mashup at the ACME Comedy Theatre, in Los Angeles. Check out more photos from their March 11 show after the jump and be sure to read Daytime Confidential’s interview with the hilarious duo.
Holy, Sharlene Hudson, Batman! A near-all soap star cast has been assembled for Far From The Bay, a prequel to Season 2 of the juicy web sudser that follows Sara Garrett's (Mary Beth Evans) troubled youngest son Peter (Kristos Andrews) on a quest to find Claire Andrews (Marie Wilson), the woman who adopted him and raised him for several years while Sara, suffering from amnesia, forgot she had given birth to a future abs machine spokesperson. READ MORE
The Bay's Gregori J. Martin has done it again. The indie showrunner just cast C.C. Capwell himself, Jed Allan as Harold Johnson, patriarch of the Johnson clan on his smash hit web series The Bay! Harold is the father of Mackenzie Johnson, played by Lane Davies, who portrayed incorrigible, drunken, Shakespeare-quoting, barrister Mason Capwell—son of Allan's C.C.—on my beloved Santa Barbara. Allan will begin airing in Season 2 this September. READ MORE
There was a mini Guiding Light reunion at the 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards last night. Tina Sloan, Michael O’Leary, Orlagh Cassidy and Jordan Clarke (pictured above with One Life to Live’s Hillary B. Smith) , as well as Kim Zimmer, all turned out for the festivities.
Hosted by former As the World Turns star, Gotham The Series creator and Outstanding Lead Actress nominee Martha Byrne, the 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards were held at The Ailey Studios in New York City Sunday night.
The 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards were held last night in New York and several of our favorite webisoaps took home awards. Gregori J. Martin's steamy, throwback sudser The Bay took home the Fans' Choice Award, as well as Oustanding Directing (Martin). Major props to Martin, as well as all the peeps who have made The Bay so red-hot. Is it really any wonder ATI decided to back the serial?
Crystal Chappell's popular webisoap Venice took home two acting wins. One Life to Live's Hillary B. Smith (Guya) won for Outstanding Supporting Actress, while former Guiding Light star Jordan Clarke (John) won Outstanding Supporting Actor.
Gregory Turner and Brian Hewson's campy webisoap Empire, took home the award for Best Storyline for the arc that saw villaness Theodora (Guiding Light alum TIna Sloan) taking over her family's magazine.
Now for the biggies. The award for Indie Soap of the Year went to Robert Townsend's Diary of a Single Mom. The serial's star, Monica Calhoun (Ocean), also took home the win for Oustanding Lead Actress.
Outstanding Lead Actor went to the uber-talented Anthony Anderson, creator and star (Sean) of what I call the "Black Knots Landing" Anacostia. Congrats to all the winners and nominees! For the complete list of winners for the 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards see below: READ MORE