LCE is a media production company that creates innovative content for film, television, streaming platforms, home video, and themed entertainment attractions across the globe.
Our productions run the gamut of genres, formats, and exhibition outlets — from feature films based on proven intellectual properties such as Universal’s Aliens Ate My Homework to award-winning specials such as Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault and The Twilight Zone: Remembering Rod Serling, to high-impact 3D films for theme park attractions such as the recently opened Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike experience. LCE serves as a turnkey production entity guiding and supervising all aspects of a show from development to delivery of final masters.
LCE holds film and media rights to classic and renowned intellectual properties including Scholastic’s The Forgotten Door from legendary author Alexander Key (Escape from Witch Mountain), Image Comics’ critically-acclaimed historical fantasy Rasputin from New York Times best-selling author Alex Grecian, as well as two YA hits from author Jennifer E. Smith: The Geography of You and Me and This Is What Happy Looks Like.
In recent years LCE acquired 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 worldwide) and has developed and produced a series of films based on the beloved book series in partnership with Universal. The first film in the series, Aliens Ate My Homework, was released on Netflix in the spring of 2018 and the sequel Aliens Stole My Body will be released in the summer of 2020. LCE also represents film and TV rights to Alexander Gordon Smith’s dystopian YA best-selling Escape From Furnace book series and iconic science fiction author Jerry Pournelle’s Janissaries saga.
The company’s most recent project in the themed entertainment attractions arena is Legendary’s Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “jaw-dropping”, this immersive experience features an action-packed 3D large format film produced by Lay-Carnagey Entertainment. LCE’s work in location-based entertainment media production continues with Road Rage: Wasteland Escape, which opened at Trans Studio Bali in December 2019. The high-octane ride features pulse-pounding 3D action sequences that will put guests behind the wheel on a thrilling escape mission in a dangerous post-apocalyptic world.
LCE also oversees the licensing and consumer products program for multiple intellectual properties including the cult classic sci-fi drama Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, the CBS Saturday morning animated series Skeleton Warriors, and the best-selling Snugglebumms preschool product line. All 3 brands have been successfully re-launched in recent years with products ranging from action figures and collectibles to apparel and home media releases, including soundtracks and best-selling DVD collections.
ROGER LAY, JR. is a founding partner at Lay-Carnagey Entertainment. Some of his recent film producing credits include Universal Pictures’ Aliens Ate My Homework (based on Simon & Schuster’s best-selling children’s book series), HBO/ThinkFilm’s 95 Miles to Go starring Ray Romano, eOne’s award-winning sci-fi feature Chrysalis — based on the short story by internationally-acclaimed author Ray Bradbury, and the award-winning indie drama The Year I Did Nothing.
He directed the large format 3D ride film at the heart of Legendary Pictures’ groundbreaking Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike theme park attraction, which Entertainment Weekly described as “jaw-dropping” and is currently producing and serving as a second unit director on Universal’s Aliens Stole My Body. His most recent project as director/producer is The Twilight Zone’s 60th-anniversary special: Remembering Rod Serling, which celebrates 6 decades of the landmark television series and explores the life and legacy of its creator. It premiered in theaters nationwide on November 14, 2019, via Fathom Events, and will be released on home video in February 2020 by CBS Home Entertainment.
Roger is also the Saturn Award-winning producer/director of various other specials for CBS including Reunification – 25 Years After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Enterprise – First Crew, Kindred: The Embraced – Last Will and Testament, Wolf Lake: The Original Werewolf Saga, and the Star Trek 50th Anniversary projects — Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault and Star Trek: The Journey to the Silver Screen.
Roger also directed the pulse-pounding 3D ride film for Trans Studio Bali’s Road Rage: Wasteland Escape attraction. He has also produced & directed dozens of documentaries, music videos, and promotional pieces for clients such as eOne, Sony/BMG, Hershey’s, Cirque Du Soleil / Vidanta, Universal, Manhattan Regional Center, Broadway 4D Theaters, KCET, and CBS/Paramount. He is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America and a moderator/host at various media events and venues throughout the year, including San Diego Comic-Con, The American Cinematheque, and the official CBS Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, to name a few.
ERIC CARNAGEY is a founding partner at Lay-Carnagey Entertainment and has been in executive positions for several entertainment and financial start-ups over the last decade, including media production and location-based attractions, entertainment design and production services.
Eric has served on the executive management team for the development and production of world-class entertainment projects such as Six Flags’ Glow In The Park Parades, Galaxy Macau Resort & Casino, Studio City Macau Casino Resort, Lotte World’s Let’s Dream! Nighttime Parade, Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Expansion, Hengdian World Studios Dream Bund, Vingroup’s SeaShell Aquarium, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival, Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland and Escape from Wonderland live music festivals, as well as the recently opened Trans Studio Cibubur and Trans Studi Bali Indoor Theme Parks. Recently, Eric served as Executive Producer for both the Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike attraction at Trans Studio Cibubur, which opened in August 2019, and the Road Rage: Wasteland Escape attraction at Trans Studio Bali.
For LCE, Eric oversees the development and production of animation and live-action media projects for theme parks, SVOD, theatrical, TV series, and other platforms. In the Location Based Entertainment space, he has facilitated IP licenses and acquisitions between Rights Holders/Studios and Developers/Operators and helped successfully produce new entertainment offerings and experiences for existing brands in new markets. Eric also served as producer on Aliens Ate My Homework, the live action film franchise adaptation of the best-selling book series for Netflix via Universal 1440 Entertainment. He is currently producing the sequel, Aliens Stole My Body, set to release in 2020. Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.