CANDACE CAMERON BURE PRESENTS: CHRISTMAS ON CANDY CANE LANE, STARRING ANDREA BARBER AND DAN PAYNE, AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS MOVIE PREMIERING ON GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY

NEW YORK, NY – September 15, 2022 – Great American Family today announced production begins September 19 on the network’s original Christmas movie, Candace Cameron Bure Presents: Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, starring Andrea Barber (Full House, Fuller House) and Dan Payne (Virgin River), which premieres on the network this holiday. Developed as part of her Candy Rock Entertainment venture, Christmas on Candy Cane Lane is Bure’s second Christmas project with Great American Media for the 2022 season and the first produced under the banner Candace Cameron Bure Presents. The new film will be part of Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise which returns on October 21 with a new slate of original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday and Christmas movies all day and all night through the end of 2022.

“Candace is a one-of-a-kind talent who helped elevate this genre to new heights through her deep understanding of the audience and her smart approach to creating content,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media.   “We’re incredibly proud to be launching the Candace Cameron Bure Presents franchise together with Candace and the Candy Rock Entertainment team, and we and look forward to inspiring and entertaining fans with her unique brand of heartwarming, family-friendly movies beginning with Christmas on Candy Cane Lane.”

“It brings me great joy to bring you the incredibly talented and funny Andrea Barber. Having a 30-year bestie friendship both on and off camera has allowed me to find the perfect project to introduce the Christmas genre audience to her brilliant comedic skills, her heartwarming authenticity and vulnerability that is a rare gem today. Just as I have, audiences will fall in love with Andrea’s warmth and relatability, and chuckle along with her all the way down Candy Cane Lane,” said Candace Cameron Bure.

In Candace Cameron Bure Presents: Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, Ivy Donaldson (Barber) is going through a transition in her life. Separated from husband, Rob (Payne), and putting on a brave face for her daughter, Ivy also struggles with the long shadow cast by her late mother, Muriel, the darling of Icicle Falls; head of the Candy Cane Lane Lights Extravaganza, owner of The Christmas Haus, and a former TV star known adoringly as the “Christmas Maven.” The shoes seem too big to fill. When obstacles reach a crescendo for Ivy, a series of comical and mysterious events bring neighbors of Icicle Falls, including Ivy’s entire family, together in a masterstroke of perfection only the “Christmas Maven” herself could appreciate.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY:

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:

Great American Media is home to the family-friendly portfolio of brands Great American Family, Great American Living and Great American Adventures.  As the flagship service, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal rom-coms that celebrate faith, family, and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates family-friendly traditions every day and every season.  As the company’s first FAST channel, Great American Adventures features scripted and unscripted content highlighting themes including cooking and DIY.  The Great American Media portfolio of brands was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

ABOUT CANDY ROCK ENTERPRISES:

Candy Rock Enterprises is a joint venture between award winning actress, producer and New York Times Best Selling Author Candace Cameron Bure and the full-service development and execution team behind Redrock Entertainment, Ford Englerth and Jeffery Brooks. Candy Rock’s Entertainment division develops and produces television projects, lifestyle programming and feature length films with an emphasis on family-friendly content.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

Candy Rock Entertainment:

Liza Anderson / James Weir

323-655-1008

CANDACE CAMERON BURE’S CANDY ROCK ENTERTAINMENT SET TO DEBUT WITH GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY ORIGINAL MOVIE A CHRISTMAS…PRESENT

NEW FILM MARKS BURE’S FIRST PROJECT WITH GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA

NEW YORK, NY – September 13, 2022 – Great American Family today announced Candace Cameron Bure is set to star in and executive produce A Christmas…Present,premiering on the network in November 2022. Conceived and developed through her Candy Rock Entertainment venture, A Christmas…Present marks Bure’s first project with Great American Media since signing with the company to develop, produce and star in movies and television across Great American Family and Great American Living.  “Candy Rock Entertainment’s mission is to bring to life compelling stories that the entire family can enjoy while feeling a sense of togetherness and connection,” said Bure. “I’m so proud of the first of these projects because they are exactly that.” Bure continued. The new film will be part of Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise which returns on October 21 with a new slate of original holiday movie premieres every Saturday and Sunday and Christmas movies all day and all night through the end of 2022.

Candace is an incredibly talented and collaborative filmmaker whom I have had the pleasure of working with for more than 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO of Great American Media.  “I am thrilled to be kicking off our partnership with a must-see film like A Christmas…Present, which will delight our fans this holiday season and is indicative of the memorable movies and family-friendly entertainment that Great American Media is looking forward to creating with Candace and the Candy Rock team.”

“Candace is so personally involved in every aspect of these projects and she has incredible drive to ensure that these stories represent the quality, standards and values that she carries with her across everything she does in business,” said Ford Englerth, President of Candy Rock Entertainment.  “We are always so excited to work with great partners and equally passionate creators such as Bill Abbott and Brad Krevoy” continued Jeffery Brooks, Chief Visionary Officer for Candy Rock Entertainment.

A Christmas … Present is about slowing down enough to recognize what’s right in front of our eyes,” said Candace Cameron Bure. “The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season will arrive before we know it but it’s through the quiet moments that we hear God speak to us, directing our path to what’s most important,” Bure concluded.

In A Christmas…Present, Bure plays Maggie Larson, an overly scheduled real estate agent and Type-A mom who takes her family to spend Christmas with her widowed brother and his daughter. Maggie and her brother have decidedly different expectations for the holiday. Through a series of transformative events, Maggie learns to embrace the reason for the season.

Candace Cameron Bure, Jeffery Brooks, Ford Englerth and Gerald Webb are producing the project on behalf of Candy Rock Entertainment.  Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Amanda Phillips, Amy Krell, Lorenzo Nardini, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, and Jimmy Townsend are executive producers. Brent Ryan Green produces. Michael Shepard and Bradley M. Goodman are supervising producers.

Marlisa Fruehauf associate produces. Talia Bella is line producer. Lesley Demetriades directs A Christmas…Present. Written by Rick Garman.

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY:

Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials.  Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @gactv

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA:

Great American Media is home to the family-friendly portfolio of brands Great American Family, Great American Living and Great American Adventures.  As the flagship service, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal rom-coms that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates family-friendly traditions every day and every season.  As the company’s first FAST channel, Great American Adventures features scripted and unscripted content highlighting themes including cooking and DIY.  The Great American Media portfolio of brands was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

ABOUT CANDY ROCK ENTERPRISES:

Candy Rock Enterprises is a joint-venture between award winning actress, producer and New York Times Best Selling Author Candace Cameron Bure and the full-service development and execution team behind Redrock Entertainment, Ford Englerth and Jeffery Brooks. Candy Rock’s Entertainment division develops and produces television projects, lifestyle programming and feature length films with an emphasis on family-friendly content.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pam Slay

Network Program Publicity

818.415.3784

Mead Rust

469.663.7717

Candy Rock Entertainment:

Liza Anderson / James Weir

323-655-1008