Roger Lay, Jr. and Eric Carnagey are the principals of Lay-Carnagey Entertainment. LCE is an innovative film and media company specializing in the development and production of commercially viable projects based on proven literary brands and intellectual properties. The company also focuses on content for the home media market as well as licensing and consumer products.
LCE holds film and media rights to classic and beloved intellectual properties including Simon & Schuster’s best-selling children’s book series Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol from acclaimed author Bruce Coville (over 16 million copies sold world-wide), Scholastic’s The Forgotten Door from legendary author Alexander Key (Escape from Witch Mountain), two young adult best-sellers from rising star Jennifer E. Smith: The Geography of You and Me and This Is What Happy Looks Like, and Image Comics’ critically-acclaimed historical fantasy Rasputin from New York Times Best-Seller Alex Grecian just to name a few.
The first production in this initial slate of properties is the film adaptation of book one in the Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol saga: Aliens Ate My Homework, produced by Lay-Carnagey Entertainment for Universal Pictures and premiering on Netflix in March 2018. Lay-Carnagey is also producing the upcoming film adaptation of Alexander Gordon Smith’s YA best-seller Escape From Furnace.
In concert with All American Licensing, LCE manages the licensing and consumer products program for the cult-classic TV properties Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Skeleton Warriors, and the best-selling preschool brand Snugglebumms. All 3 brands have been successfully re-launched in recent years with products ranging from action figures & collectibles, apparel, and home media releases including soundtracks and DVD collections.
ERIC CARNAGEY has been in executive positions for several entertainment and financial small-scale start-ups over the last decade, including online video gaming, photojournalism, and a long/short energy equities hedge fund. His producing credits include Universal Pictures upcoming feature Aliens Ate My Homework (based on Simon & Schuster’s best-selling book series by Bruce Coville), and special content for DVD releases of cult classic television series including Kindred: The Embraced, Wolf Lake, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, and Skeleton Warriors, as well as special features for the award-winning Star Trek: The Next Generation re-mastered Blu-Ray collection.
Over the last decade, he has served on the executive team for numerous entertainment projects, including the Galaxy Macau Resort & Casino, Six Flags’ Glow in the Park Parades, Shenfu Ring of Life Icon, Studio City Macau Resort & Casino, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival, Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Escape From Wonderland live music festivals.
Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business Management.
ROGER LAY, JR. studied film and television production at the University of Southern
California’s School of Cinema-Television, and The Los Angeles Film School. He began his
career working for the production staff of the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
His producing credits include Universal Pictures upcoming feature Aliens Ate My Homework
(based on Simon & Schuster’s best-selling book series by internationally acclaimed
children’s author Bruce Coville), HBO/ThinkFilm’s 95 Miles to Go starring Ray Romano, and
eOne’s sci-fi feature Chrysalis -- based on the short story by legendary author Ray
He is the Saturn Award-winning producer/director of
multiple projects for CBS Home
Entertainment, including Reunification – 25 Years After Star Trek: The Next Generation,
Star Trek: Enterprise – First Crew, Kindred: The Embraced – Last Will and
Testament, Star Trek: The Journey to the Silver Screen, and the Star Trek 50th Anniversary
project -- Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault.
Roger has also served as a segment producer for the annual Los Angeles Holiday
Celebration on PBS, and has produced & directed music videos and promotional pieces for
such clients as eOne, SONY/BMG, VSC, Hershey’s, Universal Music Group Latin,
Manhattan Regional Center, Inception Media, Broadway 4D Theaters, and
In recent years, Roger has produced over 60 hours of supplementary/promotional content
for CBS/Paramount including comprehensive multi-part documentaries, cast reunion
specials, featurettes for home video releases & NCM Fathom special theatrical events for
such titles as Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. Star Trek:
Enterprise, and the 6 classic Star Trek films featuring the original series cast.
His vast knowledge of the Star Trek Universe and its production history have allowed his
professional relationship with CBS and Paramount to extend beyond content creation. He
has hosted and moderated official Star Trek events at venues and shows as diverse as San
Diego Comic Con, The American Cinematheque, Reed Pop’s Star Trek - Mission: New
York, and the annual Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas presented by Creation
Entertainment. He has also contributed articles to startrek.com and other Trek-related
outlets and publications. As a Blu-Ray special features producer for CBS/Paramount he has
conducted hundreds of hours of interviews and commentary sessions with cast members
and production personnel from multiple eras of the Star Trek franchise.