Candence Cameron Bure to star and executive produce Christmas… Real holiday film, her first project with Great American Media since signing with the company (then GAC Media) earlier this year. The film is slated to premiere on the Great American Family network in November.
The new film will be part of The Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise, which returns on October 21st. It will feature new original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday, as well as Christmas movies all day and all night until the end of 2022. .
AT Christmas … Gift, Bure plays Maggie Larson, an overscheduled real estate agent and Type A mom who takes her family to spend Christmas with her widowed brother and his daughter. Maggie and her brother have very different expectations for the holiday. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to understand the reason for this season. Written by Rick Garman, directed by Leslie Demetriades.
Bure, Jeffrey Brooks, Ford Englert and Gerald Webb are producing on behalf of Candy Rock Entertainment. Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarbo, Amanda Phillips, Amy Krell, Lorenzo Nardini, Susie Belzberg Krevoy and Jimmy Townsend are executive producers. Brent Ryan Green is producing. Michael Shepard and Bradley M. Goodman are directing the producers. Produced by Marlisa Fryhauf. Thalia Bella is a line producer.
Bure signed with Great American Media, then GAC Media, in April after leaving the Hallmark Channel. Under the agreement, Bure will develop, produce and star in films and television for Great American Family and Great American Living.
“Candice is an incredibly talented and collaborating director with whom I have had the pleasure of working for over 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media. “I’m very excited to start our collaboration with a film that you can’t miss. Christmas … Gift, which will delight our fans this holiday season and is a testament to the unforgettable movies and family entertainment that Great American Media is looking forward to creating with Candice and the Candy Rock team.”