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Cut and Print! Hallmark Channel Casts Sweepstakes Winners in Original Movie

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]


Winners Awarded Walk-On Roles and Observe Filming of �Mystery Woman� Original Movie

Hallmark Channel welcomed nine walk-on role winners from various Hallmark Channel sweepstakes to the set of the Hallmark Channel Mystery Movie Mystery Woman �Game Time� on May 11. They were treated to a tour of the set, introduced to the movie�s cast -- including Kellie Martin and Clarence Williams III -- and given a chance to appear in the movie standing in line for a book signing at the �Mystery Woman� bookstore. �Game Time� will premiere during the second season of the Mystery Woman franchise, which begins Sunday, June 5 (7/6 c).

The participating winners are as follows:

Winner Hometown Cable Provider

Barbara Glynn El Dorado Hills, Calif. Comcast

Julia Habeeb Romeoville, Ill. Comcast

Michele Hallinan Altoona, Pa. Atlantic Broadband

Patricia Livesay Ballwin, Mo. Charter

Lance Rakovan Damascus, Md. Comcast

Greg Robinson Phoenix, Ariz. Cox

Kathy Schancer Albuquerque, N.M. Comcast

Lorraine Smith Maple Heights, Ohio Cablevision

Dyani Waldrop Rapid City, S.D. (Does not subscribe to cable)

The Hallmark Channel Mystery Movie franchises are Mystery Woman, starring Kellie Martin and Clarence Williams III, McBride, starring John Larroquette and Jane Doe, starring Lea Thompson.

Mystery Woman, which originally premiered as a single two-hour movie and instantly became a viewer favorite, was created in 2003 by Michael Sloan. But it is acclaimed �Diagnosis Murder� creator, Joyce Burditt, who fashioned the concept into a limited series and helms it today. Emmy�-nominated actress Kellie Martin (�Life Goes On�) is Samantha Kinsey, an amateur sleuth who inherits her uncle�s mystery book store and discovers that crime speaks volumes when she uses clues from the books to solve real-life crimes. Three-time NAACP Image Award-nominee (�The General�s Daughter�) Clarence Williams III (�Mod Squad�) is Philby, Samantha�s mysterious crime-solving partner. Mystery Woman also stars Nina Siemaszko (�The West Wing�) and Casey Sander (�Grace Under Fire�).

Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 68 million subscribers. The program service is distributed through 4,800 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWNE) owns and operates Hallmark Channel. In 2004, Crown launched its second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel. Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from its award-winning collection of movies, miniseries and films for exhibition in a variety of television media including broadcast, cable, Video-on-Demand and High Definition Television.


For more information please visit www.hallmarkchannel.com or www.hallmarkmoviechannel.com.

  [may 2005]  


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