Candace Cameron Bure was previously known as the Queen of Christmas on the Hallmark network. Now that she's signed a executive contract with the Great American Family, the GAF star is working on her first Christmas film since the major shift.
Her New Movie Has a Faith-Based Twist
Bure is filming her first Christmas film with the Great American Family since leaving Hallmark, according to the SleepyKittyPaw Twitter account. The SleepyKittyPaw account is well-known for releasing accurate filming information based on production reports and other behind-the-scenes information.
Bures' new film is a Christian story, rather than the usual Canadian locations that so many Hallmark films are known for. It's currently called A Christmas Present and is about a Type-A mom who visits her widowed brother over the holidays and learns to appreciate the season.
Candace Cameron Bure's first GAF film will be shot next month in Tulsa, Okla., and has a strong faith component. A CHRISTMASPRESENT, written by Rick Garman, is about a Type-A mother who travels to spend holidays with her widowed brother and learns to appreciate the reason for the season pic.twitter.com/77zfidCRFY
Holiday Viewing! (@SleepyKittyPaw) August 24, 2022
Rick Garman, the filmmaker who contributed to the film, is the same person who currently works on IMDb.
Lacy Chaberts' recent Groundswell film, Christmas at Castle Hart, Country at Heart, A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas, Valentine in the Vineyard, A Shoe Addicts Christmas (starring Bure), Christmas at the Palace, Frozen in Love, and more
The Great American Family (GAC) Family Has Itself Been renamed the Great American Family
NextTV reports that the new network was often referred to in the past as GAC. In July 2022, it underwent a name change.
GAC Family was renamed Great American Family and is now known as GAF rather than GAC. GAC Living was renamed Great American Living. GAC Media was renamed Great American Media.
Bill Abbott, the CEO of Great American Media, was the previous CEO of the Hallmark Channel.
Candace Cameron Bure has left Hallmark for a leadership position in Great American Media.
Bure was revealed to be leaving Hallmark in April to take on an executive role with Great American Media.
GAM stated in a press release shared with Heavy that she would develop, star, and produce films for GA Living and GA Family.
Bure would take on a prominent executive position at the network to oversee and curate programming for the networks as a whole. A big part of her role would include creating year-round seasonal celebration content for the networks as well as playing a key role in the company's annual Great American Christmas franchise.
Bure said in a statement about her move: I'm extremely excited to work on heartfelt family and faith-filled programming that my family and I love to see. I'm constantly looking for ways to inspire people to live their lives with purpose. GAC fits my brand perfectly; we share a desire to provide exceptional quality entertainment with a positive message.
Crown Mediatold Us Weekly that while existing Aurora Teagarden movies would continue to air after Bures' departure, the Hallmark network had no intentions for new ones.
Several people told Variety that there would be no other Aurora Teagarden films planned for the future.
Hallmark has not officially announced that the Aurora series will be canceled, and Bure has not made any specific recommendations on Aurora's future.