Open Book Productions was established by actress and producer Crystal Chappell in 2009, following her ten year run as Olivia Spencer on Guiding Light. Her goal was to produce original first run online programming for the changing way people view media. Their first series, Venice The Series, now in its fifth season, received the first Daytime Emmy for online content – the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime – and recently won a second, the 2014 Emmy for “Outstanding new approaches – Drama series”.
Open Book Productions has also produced an hour long pilot The Grove, and their latest series, LGBT themed political drama Beacon Hill The Series, produced in collaboration with Bella Books, was nominated for the 2015 “Outstanding New Approaches – Drama Series” Emmy.