Candace Cameron Bure Set to Set First Holiday Movie in Great US Media Deal


Candace Cameron Bure is set to star and executive produce A Christmas… a gift holiday movie, his first project with Great American Media since signing his contract with the company (then GAC Media) earlier this year. The film is set to premiere on the Great American Family Network in November.

The new film will be part of Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise which returns on October 21. It will feature a fresh slate of original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday, and Christmas movies all day and night through the end of 2022.

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In A Christmas… a gift, Bure plays Maggie Larson, an overworked realtor and Type-A mom who takes her family to spend Christmas with her widowed brother and daughter. Maggie and her brother have decidedly different expectations for the holidays. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the reason of the season. The film is written by Rick Garman and directed by Lesley Demetriades.

Bure, Jeffery Brooks, Ford Englerth and Gerald Webb are producing the project for Candy Rock Entertainment. Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Amanda Phillips, Amy Krell, Lorenzo Nardini, Susie Belzberg Krevoy and Jimmy Townsend serve as executive producers. Brent Ryan Green produces. Michael Shepard and Bradley M. Goodman oversee the producers. Product Associate Marlisa Fruehauf. Talia Bella is executive producer.

Bure signed a deal with Great American Media, then GAC Media, in April following her Hallmark Channel exit. As part of the pact, Bure will develop, produce and star in films and television shows in Great American Family and Great American Living.

“Candace is an incredibly talented and collaborative filmmaker who I’ve had the pleasure of working with for over 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media. “I am delighted to launch our partnership with a must-see film like A Christmas… a gift, which will delight our fans this holiday season and is indicative of the memorable movies and family entertainment Great American Media is looking forward to creating with Candace and the team at Candy Rock.

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