Hallmark movies may be "a little cookie-cutter," but audiences don't seem to mind

Feb 12, 2024
"They are very cozy and comforting," said Danyel Smith of The New York Times Magazine. "Especially in these times."
Annie Howell, Crown Media communications chief, speaks at a screening of "Christmas on Cherry Lane," one of the 42 Christmas films that Hallmark produced in 2023.
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For producer DeVon Franklin, Christian films merge his passion and his faith

Nov 16, 2017
DeVon Franklin didn't come to Hollywood over 20 years ago to make Christian films. But that's the genre where he made his name.
DeVon Franklin speaks during the MegaFest Leading Men In Hollywood Panel at the Omni Hotel on June 29, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.
Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for MegaFest 2017