HALLMARK CHANNEL WRAPS PRODUCTION ON "THE VIEW FROM HERE"; ORIGINAL MOVIE SET TO AIR IN 2009
Angie Dickinson and Laura Leighton Headline Cast
Hallmark Channel has just wrapped production on "The View From Here," an original movie set to air in late 2009 starring Angie Dickinson ("Ocean's Eleven") and Laura Leighton ("Melrose Place").
Laura Leighton stars as Kelly Grant, a hard-nosed television journalist who is turned down for a big promotion at work. Angie Dickinson stars as Ruth Hanson, Kelly's estranged mother, who lives and works on the family's farm in the small town of Santa Ynez.
One day, Kelly is visited by an old friend who tells her of Ruth's failing health and urges her to visit. When she arrives on the farm she finds out that the town is suffering from a severe water drought and that an out-of-state company is buying up neighboring farms to build a casino. Kelly uses her investigative skills to uncover a plot against the town and its residents. She also does some much-needed soul searching and comes face-to-face with the reasons she left home years ago and why her relationship with Ruth has since been strained. With the help of her feisty young daughter, Kamilla (Shanley Caswell, "Zoey 101"), Kelly charts a path to help the town, her mother � and ultimately, herself.
"The View From Here" is a Hallmark Channel presentation of a Larry Levinson Production. Larry Levinson is the executive producer; Kyle Clark and Steve Niver are the producers.
Steven Bridgewater directed from a script written by Donald Martin and Mitchell Gabourie.
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 86 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the top 10 ad-supported cable networks in Prime Time and Total Day household ratings and is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel which plays the greatest family movies of all time, Hallmark Movie Channel, and launched Hallmark Movie Channel HD in April, 2008.