Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Hallmark Channel goes private

Hallmark has acquired the chunk of Crown Media it did not own and taken the business private. Crown’s assets include the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and greetings card specialist Hallmark paid about US$175 million for the 10% of the business it did not already control. Crown’s first quarter conference call was scheduled […]

Hallmark Channel parent creates in-house prodco

The parent company of Hallmark Channel has launched an in-house production unit aimed at upping the group’s original content efforts. Crown Media Family Networks, which also operates Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, has created Crown Media Productions. Michelle Vicary (pictured) will lead the LA-based division, which will produce up to six telemovies in 2015 that will […]