PRODUCTION BEGINS ON 'HAILEY DEAN MYSTERY: MURDER, WITH LOVE,'
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY NANCY GRACE AND BASED ON CHARACTERS
FROM HER NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING NOVELS
Starring Kellie Martin, Movie Premieres October 23 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
STUDIO CITY, CA, September 7 - Production is underway in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on Nancy Grace's movie installment of "Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love." Based on characters from Grace's New York Times best-selling series of Hailey Dean Mystery novels, the movie stars Kellie Martin ("Mystery Woman," "ER"), with a special on-screen appearance by Grace.
"We are thrilled to partner with Nancy Grace, one of television's most respected and admired personalities, to bring her uncanny vision of justice through an original movie that stars one of our favorite actresses Kellie Martin," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "Her passionate storytelling resonates with her readers and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is the perfect home for her intricately woven mysteries that viewers will love."
Nancy Grace said, "For years, Hallmark has been a destination channel for my family. Little did I know that, one day, 'Hailey Dean' would spring off the pages of my books and into the Hallmark family! There's something about Hailey...wherever she goes, people drop like flies! I can't wait to see if audiences can figure out 'whodunit' before Hailey does."
In "Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love," Hailey Dean (Martin) is a bright, disciplined and acutely observant former prosecutor who has found a new way to help others when she becomes a therapist. Always motivated to get to the heart of the matter, Hailey suspects foul play when one of her patients' parents tragically dies. Hailey finds herself invested in seeking justice and discovering the truth, while aided by her two secret weapons: telegenic good looks and a generous supply of charm.
"Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love" is a Hailey Dean Films Inc. production. Howard Braunstein, Nancy Grace, Kellie Martin and Josh Sabarra are executive producers. Dawn Knight is the supervising producer. Christian Bruyere is the producer. Terry Ingram directs from a script written by Jonathan Greene based on characters from Nancy Grace's novels.
ABOUT HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
With sister cable television network Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is the second 24-hour linear channel under the Crown Media Family Networks umbrella. Distributed in both (HD) and standard definition (SD) in 68 million homes across the United States, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is one of the fastest growing networks in cable and a leading destination for quality, family friendly entertainment. Launched in 2008 as Hallmark Movie Channel, the network was re-branded in fall of 2014, transitioning into Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. True to its name, the channel brings the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres into focus with rich, dramatic, and thought-provoking storytelling. The network's programming lineup features a unique mix of new, original movies, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, and such time-honored acquired series as "Murder, She Wrote," "Matlock," "Hart to Hart" and "Diagnosis Murder." The channel is also home to the annual, eight-week holiday programming event "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," which helps viewers celebrate the season with new, original movies and beloved holiday classics, including "A Christmas Carol," "Holiday Affair," "Babes in Toyland," and "Christmas in Connecticut."
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