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Hallmark Leader Profiles | Q & A With Michelle Vicary About Promoting Diversity and an Inclusive Workforce

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Michelle Vicary Executive Vice President of Programming, Crown Media Family Networks

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Cablefax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable • Launched three new movie franchises: “Emma Fielding Mysteries,” starring Courtney Thorne-Smith; “Darrow & Darrow,” starring Kimberly Williams; and “Fixer Upper Mysteries,” starring Jewel.

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Michelle Vicary Executive Vice President of Programming, Crown Media Family Networks

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Cablefax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable • Launched three new movie franchises: “Emma Fielding Mysteries,” starring Courtney Thorne-Smith; “Darrow & Darrow,” starring Kimberly Williams; and “Fixer Upper Mysteries,” starring Jewel.

Hallmark Provides Opportunities for Diverse Students to Build Their Skills for Future Careers in the Entertainment Industry

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“Having employees from diverse multicultural backgrounds makes our business stronger, our programming better and our workforce more innovative.” - Bill Abbott, CEO, Crown Media Family Networks

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“Having employees from diverse multicultural backgrounds makes our business stronger, our programming better and our workforce more innovative.” - Bill Abbott, CEO, Crown Media Family Networks

Greater Cast Diversity Appearing in Hallmark Movies

This season, Hallmark presented a diverse cast for its popular holiday films
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This year, Hallmark featured a largely African-American cast for its coveted Hallmark Hall of Fame premiere, “Christmas Everlasting.” The plot follows the premise that makes all Hallmark movies so successful—a beautiful woman returns home at the holidays and finds love when she least expects it. In this case, the woman is Tatyana Ali, best known for starring in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a strong supporting cast including singer, actress, and entrepreneur Patti La Belle and Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Allstate Insurance commercials).

New Caring in Action Report Highlights Hallmark’s 2017 Social Responsibility Results

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Hallmark has released its second annual Caring in Action Social Responsibility Report featuring work during 2017 made by the global company’s diverse portfolio of businesses in the areas of community, diversity and inclusion and sustainability.   

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