MARTIN BELL PRODUCTIONS
"Lauralee Bell Wins Emmy", Soap Opera Digest June 21, 2014
Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R) snagged a golden girl last night at the Creative Craft Emmys for Outstanding Special Class – Short Format Daytime Program as executive producer of the web series mI promise. Other winners include Denyse Tontz (ex-Miranda, AMC) for Outstanding Original Song — Drama as composer and lyricist of "Parachute". GH Casting Director Mark Teschner took home his sixth award in the category. Tim Goodmanson won for both AMC and OLTL in the Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design category. B&B won or Hairstyling, Costume Design, and tied with GH for Makeup.
"Lauralee Bell's mI promise Honored by Webby Awards", Daytime Confidential, April 10, 2014
Bill Bell is smiling down from Soap Heaven this morning. His talented daughter Lauralee Bell continues to make impressive strides with her online programs. The writer/actress/producer's powerful texting-and-driving web soap, mI promise, has received an honorary Webby Award. "I am so proud that mI promise has impressed the selection committee for the Webby Awards," said Bell. "That's the icing on the cake for our mI promise team. Our entire goal was to reach teens, pre-teens and adults about what can happen when you text and drive at the same time. If we've helped to make people consider the consequences by providing a dramatic example, then we accomplished what we set out to do."
"Watch, Click, -And Buy", by Emili Vesilind, Los Angeles Times, Februaruary 27, 2011
"Just Off Rodeo," a comedic Web series Bell first conceptualized more than a decade ago, features merchandise that users can buy that's built into the creative content of the show. So if an actress is wearing a great top, users can click to buy the exact item and have it in their hands within a few days. And the story is so far, darned amusing. It revolves around the characters: an affluent Beverly Hills brat, an earnest fashion graduate and parody of a hairdresser, who find out, hasn't actually been hired by the store's proprietor."
"Leaders In The Arts, The Producers, by Tommy Garrett", Canyon News, December 13, 2009
Lauralee, who many compare to the late Ida Lupino and the dynamic Lee Grant, has created an internet sensation in the Web-series "Family Dinner," which she stars in as well as produces with her handsome and talented husband, Scott Martin. Bell has been smart enough to get Emmy winning actor Aaron Lustig, who also starred on "Y&R" to join her cast, along with funny lady Phyllis Dinner and Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman in her cast as well. "Family Dinner" is the most hilarious sitcom in television history. It's "All in the Family" meets "Roseanne". This series is perfect for the CW Network, VH1, E!, or even Showtime. It's not reality, it's much better.
"Lauralee Bell Welcomes Cloris Leachman to "Dinner", by Michael Logan, September 17, 2009, TV Guide Magazine
"Who are the hot new Internet Moguls? Soap Chicks! Eden Riegel (All My Children) has a smash hit on her hands with the Web Series "Imaginary Bitches". Crystal Chappell (Days of Our Lives) is about to launch her much anticipated "Venice". And, Lauralee Bell (The Young and the Restless) is really kicking ass with "Family Dinner".