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[02/13/12 - 05:55 PM]
"Lake Effects," A Hallmark Movie Channel Original With a Star-Studded Cast, Makes Its World Premiere May 19
The cast incldues Scottie Thompson, Jane Seymour, Madeline Zima, Jeff Fahey, Ben Savage, Eyal Podell, Sean Patrick Flanery and Casper Van Dien.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

A WOMAN SEARCHING FOR LIFE'S PURPOSE FINDS PASSION AND PEACE WHEN SHE RETURNS HOME TO SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, "LAKE EFFECTS," A HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL ORIGINAL WITH A STAR-STUDDED CAST, WORLD PREMIERE MAY 19

Scottie Thompson, Jane Seymour, Madeline Zima, Jeff Fahey, Ben Savage, Eyal Podell, Sean Patrick Flanery and Casper Van Dien Star

Hallmark Movie Channel announces the World Premiere of the Hallmark Movie Channel Original film "Lake Effects," starring Scottie Thompson, Jane Seymour, Madeline Zima, Eyal Podell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Ben Savage, Jeff Fahey and Casper Van Dien premieres on the network, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C.

"Lake Effects" is the story of a high powered attorney Sara (Thompson) who while on her way to the top reluctantly returns to her childhood home on the enchanting Smith Mountain Lake to attend her father's (Fahey) funeral and help her sister Lily (Zima) and mother Vivian (Seymour) settle the family estate. While there, Sara's love for the lake and the townspeople is reignited, and with the help of her father's ever present spirit, Sara looks inward, discovers the importance of love and family, and gives her all to save the family's beloved home.

The inspiration for "Lake Effects" comes from the real community of Smith Mountain Lake in Southwest Virginia where the film was shot. Because Smith Mountain Lake residents were instrumental in the making of the film, producers of the film have pledged a significant giveback program which includes donations to clean and restore the lake and preserve its rich history.

LIFE OUT LOUD Films presents "Lake Effects," a Sara Elizabeth Timmins Production. Written by Scott Winters. Directed by Michael J. McKay. Music by Kazimir Boyle. Executive Producers Bart and Lynn Wilner. Produced by Sara Elizabeth Timmins.

Hallmark Movie Channel, the second linear channel from Crown Media Holdings, Inc., simulcast in SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition), is a 24-hour cable network dedicated to bringing viewers family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events. In today's crowded television landscape, the network is a unique and captivating entertainment experience, providing programming families can watch together. It is now available in over 46 million homes. Crown Media also operates Hallmark Channel which provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 87 million subscribers.





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