Andrew Walker Signs Multi-Picture Deal

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Andrew Walker Signs Multi-Picture Deal

Crown Media Family Networks and Andrew Walker (“My Christmas Family Tree,” (“The 27-Hour Day”) have agreed to an exclusive, multi-picture overall deal.

“Andrew has a special talent and charm that shines through in every role,” shared Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “He’s become a favorite among our viewers for good reason. We couldn’t be happier to continue our partnership with Andrew and can’t wait to see him in his next role.”

“I’m humbled and grateful to have been a part of the Hallmark family for a decade now. I love diving into each character, to create quality films with positive content that make people feel good,” Walker enthused. “The impact this network is making on its viewers is infectious and I’m thrilled to be continuing our collaboration.”

Walker was first seen on Hallmark Channel in the 2012 original movie, “A Bride for Christmas.” Since that time, he has become a regular presence on the network having starred in “Bridal Wave,” “The Perfect Catch,” “My Secret Valentine,” and “Bottled with Love” For Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Walker has starred in “Wedding Planner Mystery,” “Christmas Tree Lane” and most recently, “Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate.”

New Summer Nights Movie, Two Tickets to Paradise

Hallmark Channel has announced start of production on a new original movie as part of this year’s “Summer Nights” programming event, “Two Tickets to Paradise”. Ashley Williams (“Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday”), Ryan Paevey (“Christmas at the Plaza”) and Mary-Margaret Humes (“A Valentine’s Match”) star in the film which is being shot on location at the iconic Royal Hawaiian Resort on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Two strangers meet on what feels like the worst day of their lives. Hannah Holt (Williams) and Josh Wyatt (Paevey) have both just been stood up at the altar, and as chance would have it, sit down next to each other in the park. Meeting each other turns out to be the morale boost they need to commit to taking their honeymoon vacations as they try to turn lemons into lemonade. Soon after they embark, they realize they have landed at the same honeymoon resort and keep crossing paths in tropical paradise. Josh introduces Hannah to his friend from the past, Alice (Humes), who lives on the island and shares her wisdom with the heartbroken duo. Seeing the futility of fighting fate, Hannah and Josh eventually join forces and help learn from one other to enjoy their vacations.

Taylor Cole Inks Multi-Picture Overall Deal

Crown Media Family Networks and Taylor Cole (“Making Spirits Bright”) have signed an exclusive multi-picture overall deal, the company announced.

“We are thrilled to have Taylor on board to star in multiple movies for Hallmark,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “She brings so much joy and positivity to the Hallmark family and we look forward to continuing our work with her to create heartfelt stories that will touch our viewers.”

“I am beyond excited for what is in store next,” said Cole. “Being able to continue creating such amazing stories is something that I hold near and dear to me. I am forever grateful for the work I get to do with Hallmark.”

Taylor Cole can be seen starring in a number of Hallmark original movies, most recently “Making Spirits Bright” and “South Beach Love” for Hallmark Channel along with “One Winter Proposal” and “One Perfect Wedding.”

Luke Macfarlane Signs Multi-Picture Deal

Crown Media Family Networks and Luke Macfarlane (“Christmas in My Heart") have signed a multi-picture deal, the company announced today.

“Luke is an actor whose ability to bring to life characters with heart makes him a fan favorite and we are lucky to work with him,” remarked Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks.

“I’m excited to be part of the joy that Hallmark brings to their viewers – not only for Christmas but to be able to participate in telling these heartfelt stories all year long,” Macfarlane said. “I’m really grateful to have this opportunity.”

Luke Macfarlane made his feature debut in Bill Condon’s Kinsey. And was recently seen in the Netflix feature, Single All the Way, and next appears in the Universal Pictures film BROS. Known for his memorable role as Scotty Wandell, on the hit ABC series “Brothers & Sisters,” Macfarlane was previously in the Syfy series “Killjoys” for five seasons, in the PBS critically acclaimed series “Mercy Street” for Scott Free productions, FX’s “Over There,” and NBC’s “Smash.”

Macfarlane is set to star in “Moriah’s Lighthouse,” a new original premiering in June, on Hallmark Channel.

In theatre, he has appeared on Broadway in The Normal Heart (Drama Desk award for best ensemble) and off-Broadway in plays including The Busy World of Hushed, Where Do We Live and Juvenilia.

Macfarlane’s most recent credits for Hallmark Channel include “A Valentine’s Match,” “Chateau Christmas” and “Taking a Shot at Love.”