Lacey Chabert Inks Exclusive Deal with Hallmark Networks
The Christian actress will see increased opportunities both in front of and behind the camera.
Already one of the biggest stars at Hallmark's family of channels, Lacey Chabert signed an exclusive multi-picture deal that will have her both acting in and executive producing movies and other content. The agreement with Crown Media Family Networks, Hallmark's parent company, runs for two years and includes the flagship Hallmark Channel and other platforms like Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
The Mississippi native has been headlining productions for the Hallmark entities for more than a decade now and recently gotten involved in executive producing, writing and even development, including of The Wedding Veil trilogy from earlier this year, which we covered here. Chabert calls her time at Hallmark "wonderful" and "beyond rewarding," and is pleased they are helping her broaden her role.
"I'm also incredibly grateful to Crown's programming team for supporting me as a producer and empowering me to develop and star in projects that bring my passion and creative vision to life. I am so excited for what's next and to continue connecting with Hallmark's audience."
This deal comes after a recent wave of Hallmark stars, including Danica McKellar, signed with upstart channel GAC Family, which is run by former Crown Media Family Networks CEO Bill Abbott. And it helps Crown/Hallmark keep its two biggest stars - Chabert and Candace Cameron Bure, both of whom are Christians - in the fold. No word yet on what the next project is for Chabert, but Christian Film Blog will let you know when it becomes clear.