The Angel Tree by Daphne Benedis-Grab, You’re Bacon Me Crazy! by Suzanne Nelson, and Playing Cupid by Jenny Meyerhoff will be co-developed for the screen with Basset Hound Distribution.
“Hallmark’s commitment to presenting what its audience wants, year after year, is incredibly impressive, and we’ve long had the company on our radar as an ideal partner for Scholastic Entertainment,” says Caitlin Friedman, senior vice president and general manager at Scholastic Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be working with Basset Hound Distribution to create movies for Hallmark’s slate, which includes a compelling storyline for younger viewers that incorporates elements of adult romance, ensuring enjoyable viewing for all ages.”
The latest films in the development slate join The Trail, which Scholastic is developing into a motion picture with Imagine Entertainment. The company is building on a strategy to leverage its library of books to create content for a variety of platforms, including theatrical, streaming, and broadcast.