HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES ANNOUNCES POPPY MONTGOMERY TO GUEST STAR IN “SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED FROM PARIS, WITH LOVE” (wt) FROM “TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL” EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARTHA WILLIAMSON A HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES ORIGINAL WORLD PREMIERE JUNE 14
Written By Sara Bibel
February 17th, 2015
via press release:
Production Is Under Way In Vancouver
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces Poppy Montgomery will guest star in a highly anticipated role in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered From Paris, With Love” (wt), a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original premiering Sunday, June 14 at
9pm ET/PT, 8C. Montgomery plays Holly, the estranged wife of lead postal detective Oliver (Eric Mabius), who suddenly returns from Paris the same day he and his Postables team, Shane (Kristin Booth), Rita (Crystal Lowe) and Norman (Geoff Gustafson), deliver divorce papers to a happy couple. “Signed Sealed Delivered” continues its exploration of the mystery of love as three unique stories converge in its newest two-hour movie from Martha Williamson.
“We are beyond thrilled to have tremendously talented Poppy Montgomery guest star in ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered From Paris, With Love’ and we look forward to having her bring Martha Williamson’s vision to life,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity for Crown Media Family Networks.
“Our loyal fans have waited a year and a half to meet Holly, and they’re not going to be disappointed,” said Series Creator and Executive Producer Martha Williamson.
Poppy Montgomery currently stars in the hit drama “Unforgettable” where she plays opposite Dylan Walsh, which has been recently renewed for a 13-episode season four by A&E. Prior to “Unforgettable,” Montgomery transformed herself to portray J.K. Rowling, the belovedauthor of the Harry Potter series of books, in the biopic “Strange Magic: The J.K. Rowling Story.” For seven seasons, Montgomery graced the small screen as FBI agent Samantha Spade in the popular drama “Without a Trace.” Montgomery received critical acclaim for her edgy breakout performance as Marilyn Monroe in the television movie “Blonde.” Montgomery’s film credits include “Between,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” “The Other Sister” and the Eddie Murphy comedy “Life.”
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered From Paris, With Love” (wt) is the first of three “Signed Sealed Delivered” movies being produced for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The movies are a Muse production in association with MoonWater Productions. Executive Producers are Martha Williamson (“Touched By An Angel”), Joel S. Rice (“Northpole”) and Michael Prupas (“The Kennedys”). Harvey Kahn (“The Haunting Hour”) is the producer. Kevin Fair will direct and serve as an Executive Producer of the movie. Story by Martha Williamson and Brandi Harkonen. Written by Martha Williamson.
ABOUT HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
Recently rebranded from Hallmark Movie Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a 24-hour digital cable network featuring a unique mix of content, including all new original movies that are dramatic, cinematic and thought-provoking; new original mystery movies that focus on the lighter side of the suspense genre, as well as classic acquired series such as Murder She Wrote, Matlock, and Perry Mason. The network is also home to annual holiday programming franchise, the Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, as well as presentations from the award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame library. One of television’s leading destinations for compelling family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries can be seen in 56 million homes in SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition) and remains one of the fastest-growing networks in cable. Along with sister network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is the second linear channel from Crown Media Holdings, Inc.
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ABOUT MUSE ENTERTAINMENT
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company and international distributor known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse Entertainment has won over 100 awards and garnered over 300 international award nominations. Muse Entertainment recently completed production on the 6-hour event series Tut and the second season of Sony Pictures’ sci-fi series Helix and is currently producing multiple mystery movies for Hallmark’s Movies and Mysteries channel as well as a reality series for A&E. Muse produced four seasons of the Supernatural dramatic series Being Human, the dramedy series Signed, Sealed, Delivered, two seasons of the wartime dramatic series Bomb Girls and several TV movies for Disney and Hallmark channels. Muse’s 8-hr. historical drama The Kennedys, sold to networks around the world by Muse Distribution International, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations, winning four, as well as the DGA award for best director. Its 8-hour event series Pillars of the Earth also won an Emmy and many other awards. Muse Entertainment maintains production and development operations in Montreal, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information, please visit www.muse.ca
ABOUT MARTHA WILLIAMSON
Martha Williamson made television history when her CBS series “Touched By An Angel” set a new standard for an inspirational family drama when it grew to a weekly audience of 25 million viewers during its initial nine year run. As Executive Producer of the ground-breaking series, she was the visionary who guided the series into previously uncharted territory with her unique brand of storytelling that produced more than strong ratings; it changed lives. She went on to seal her place in history when she became the first woman to solely executive produce two one-hours simultaneously with “Promised Land,” which aired for three years on CBS. She began her career in comedy with the producing teams for Carol Burnett and Joan Rivers and went on to write and produce situation comedies such as “The Facts of Life,” “Family Man” and “Jack’s Place” for all the networks before making the transition to one-hour drama. Her work has been inducted into the Television and Radio Hall of Fame and honored with numerous awards, including the Edward R. Murray Responsibility in Television Award, the Templeton Prize Epiphany Award and nine Emmy(R) nominations.
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