DiNovi Pictures, Relativity Media, Surefire Entertainment Capital and Nicholas Sparks Productions present a 117 minute Romance, Drama, directed by Michael Hoffman, screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe, Will Fetters. Michael Hoffman and novel by Nicholas Sparks with a theater release date of October 17, 2014.
Walt Disney Pictures, 21 Laps Entertainment and Jim Henson Company present a PG, 81 minute, Family, Comedy, directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Rob Lieber with at theater release date of October 10, 2014.
MAN’S BEST FRIEND LEADS ONE WOMAN TO TRUE LOVE WHEN
‘PARENTHOOD’S’ ERIKA CHRISTENSEN STARS IN
‘MY BOYFRIENDS’ DOGS’ A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE OCTOBER 18
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY DANDI DALEY MACKALL
Part of Hallmark Channel’s PET PROJECT Initiative to Help Homeless Pets Find Their Forever Home; Joyce DeWitt and Teryl Rothery Co-Star
Must love dogs! Erika Christensen (“Parenthood”) adopts a trio of canine companions while looking for love when she stars in “My Boyfriends’ Dogs” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, October 18 at 9pm ET/PT, 8C, part of PET PROJECT, the network’s evergreen initiative to help homeless animals find their forever home. The film stars Christensen as an unlucky-in-love woman who has only been able to find the loyal companionship in the unconditional love of her ex-boyfriend’s pups. “My Boyfriends’ Dogs” is based on the popular fiction novel of the same name, written by Dandi Daley Mackall. Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company”), Teryl Rothery (“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”), Emily Holmes (“Snakes on a Plane”), Jeremy Guilbaut (“The L.A. Complex”), Tyron Leitso (“Being Erica”) and Jesse Hutch (“Arrow”) co-star.
“We are proud to adapt and bring to the screen ‘My Boyfriends’ Dogs,’ a delightful tale that our viewers will certainly love,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. “The very gifted and talented Erika Christensen will grace Hallmark Channel viewers with her humor, wit and charm and we are honored to work with one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young stars.”
Bailey Daley (Christensen) is a hapless young bride who has run away from the altar with not one, but three dogs she adopted from past relationships. Running into a small diner one rainy evening in a soaked wedding dress with her dogs at her feet, Bailey launches into the story of her strange predicament to the restaurant owners, Louie (Michael Kopsa, “Fringe”) and Nikki (DeWitt). She explains that she hasn’t been able to find the right love, always longing for the more loyal, stable companionship she finds in her ex-boyfriends’ canine companions. Against the knowing advice of her mother Dina (Rothery) and best friend Amber (Holmes), Bailey tries to transform herself into the perfect fit for each new guy she meets—athletic Wade (Hutch), moody Jonathan (Oliver Rice, “On Hollowtree Farm”), and, finally, wealthy Eric (Guilbaut). As each relationship ends, Bailey adopts her ex’s dogs, but remains hopelessly single. Until, a twist of fate that stormy night leads her to realize that true puppy love happens only after one stops searching for it.
“My Boyfriends’ Dogs” is a Boyfriend’s Dogs Films Inc. production. Executive Producers are Howard Braunstein, Marcy Gross and Ann Weston. Christian Bruyere is the producer. Terry Ingram directed from a teleplay by Gary Goldstein and Jon Maas. Based on the novel My Boyfriends’ Dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall.
HALLMARK CHANNEL/ ‘MY BOYFRIENDS’ DOGS’
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality family entertainment available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 86 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading destination for quality family programming featuring an ambitious slate of original content, including movies; scripted series, such as Cedar Cove, When Calls the Heart, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered; annual specials like Hero Dog Awards and Kitten Bowl; and a daily 2-hour lifestyle show, Home & Family. Hallmark Channel is also home to annual holiday franchise, Countdown to Christmas, featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming, including The 12 New Movies of Christmas. Rounding out the networks’ lineup are television’s most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Middle, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, available in HD and SD, features a unique mix of content including original movies and acquired series that are dramatic in tone and focus on the lighter side of the mystery genre, as well as classic presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
Warner Bros. Pictures, 21 Laps Entertainment, Spring Creek Productions and RatPac Dune Entertainment present a 103 minute, R rated, Drama, Comedy, directed by Shawn Levy and written by Jonathan Tropper with a theater release date of September 19, 2014.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA MONICA, California, September 17th, 2014 – To celebrate this month’s nationwide release of the family event movie The Boxtrolls, Focus Features has teamed with Amazon.com for the “Think Inside the Box” contest. The most original and creative Boxtroll costume made out of the distinctive Amazon.com box (or any unbranded cardboard box) will be determined by the contest judges and Amazon.com Facebook fans, with the winner receiving $3,000 in Amazon.com Gift Cards.
The contest, which runs through Friday, October 17th, invites participants to make a costume the way the Boxtrolls do – out of a box – and submit a photo via Amazon’s Facebook page. A panel of judges will evaluate all submitted original costume creations inspired by the Boxtrolls themselves. The resulting finalists will then be put to a vote on the Amazon Facebook page, where fans will weigh in to select the lucky winner. Photos must be submitted by Friday, September 26th; voting takes place Monday, October 13th through Friday, October 17th. Contest details and a link to the rules can be found at www.amazon.com/boxtrolls.
Wearing boxes like turtles wear their shells, the Boxtrolls are kindhearted tinkerers who have used their imagination to build a home and community beneath the cobblestoned streets of the town of Cheesebridge. They are always making unique and creative costumes, using their imagination. Among the Boxtrolls friends – named after what was originally in the boxes they wear – are Fish, Shoe, and an 11-year-old boy named Eggs who thinks he’s a Boxtroll.
About The Boxtrolls
Being released nationwide by Focus Features on Friday, September 26th, The Boxtrolls (www.TheBoxtrolls.com) is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.
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Warner Bros. Pictures, Alcon Entertainment, Boxing Cat Films and Color Force present a 107 minute, PG, Family, Drama, directed by Charles Martin Smith, written by Smith and Karen Janszen with a theater release date of September 12, 2014.
ASIG Productions, Castle Rock Entertainment, Foresight Productions, Envision Entertainment and Clarius Entertainment present a 94 minute, PG-13, Romance, Drama, Comedy, directed by Rob Reiner and written by Mark Andrus with a theater release date of July 25, 2014.
Sundial Pictures, Votiv Films and Rooks Nest Entertainment present an R rated, 84 minute, Romance, Comedy, directed by Gillian Robespierre, written by Robespierre, Karen Maine and Elisabeth Holm with a theater release date of January 17, 2014.