What I Love About Hallmark Is Much Like Air Bud Entertainment, It 's A Very Family Friendly Environment

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What I love about Hallmark is, much like Air Bud Entertainment, it’s a very family-friendly environment. Their mandate is to entertain people with stories that are relatable, fun, wholesome, and heartwarming. And that’s my mandate as well.

What was the first film/show you got to do some writing? Please tell us about how that writing job came along and how you got that job.
From 2006-2008, while I was working as a creative executive at Brightlight Pictures, I was fortunate to develop and work on really cool films and TV series such as the half hour comedy About A Girl for The N Network/Global. One project was a book that I loved called OLD SOULS, and is based on a true story. The author, Tom Shroder, was an editor at the Washington Post Magazine, and as a curious but skeptical man, convinced the acclaimed psychologist, Dr. Ian Stevenson, to allow him access on his journey through India and Lebanon, meeting various case studies of children who could remember and recount details about their past lives that would be completely impossible for them to know otherwise. Over the course of the journey and his book, Tom went from skeptic to believer.

I found the material fascinating, and was so passionate about the book that I convinced Tom, via his agent, to allow Brightlight Pictures to option his book, and then I convinced Brightlight to let me write the adaptation. The development was funded by Telefilm Canada and CHUM. This was the first time I was hired as a writer, and it…

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