SUSIE ABROMEIT AND JULIAN HAIG STAR IN

LOVE IN BLOOM

A US CABLE TELEVISION PREMIERE ON GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY, AUGUST 27

New Movie Premieres Continue Every Saturday Night

NEW YORK, NY – July 19, 2022 – Great American Family, America’s family-friendly destination for holiday movies and seasonal rom-coms, today announced Susie Abromeit (Much Ado About Christmas, Jessica Jones) and Julian Haig (Riverdale) star in the US Cable Television Premiere of Love In Bloom, which airs on the network, Saturday, August 27 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Love In Bloom is the latest premiere in Great American Family’s NEW MOVIE SATURDAY NIGHTS event which begins August 20 and runs through October 21. Great American Family previously announced the network’s highly anticipated holiday extravaganza, Great American Christmas, returns October 28 with all-new original Christmas movies and holiday content 24/7.

In Love In Bloom, Amelia (Abromeit) has the perfect life; a successful floristry in Chicago and a boyfriend who is about to propose. When her soon-to-be-married little sister and fiancé become marooned at a mountain retreat days before their wedding in Primrose River Australia, Amelia and the Best Man, Grayson Tanner (Haig), are tasked with stepping in to save the wedding. Amelia finds new meaning in the town’s beautiful gardens, and love when she least expects it.

Love in Bloom is executive produced by Jack Christian, D.J. McPherson, and Vanessa Shapiro. Producers are Steve Jaggi and Spencer McLaren. Co-Producers are Kylie Pascoe and Kelly Son Hing. Line produced by Elizabeth Symes. Rogue Rubin directs from an original screenplay by Samantha Benjamin.

ABOUT GAC Media

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: Great American Family: Stories Well Told and Great American Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

GAC FAMILY TO BE RENAMED GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY; 

GAC LIVING WILL BECOME GREAT AMERICAN LIVING

Networks Will Be Part of a New Great American Media Master Brand

NEW YORK, NY – July 19, 2022 – GAC Media, LLC today announced GAC Family will be renamed Great American Family and GAC Living will become Great American Living.  The new channel names will debut on air and across digital and social platforms on August 20 along with the return of new original movie premieres to Great American Family.  The new monikers align the linear channel names with the company’s FAST channel, Great American Adventures, and Great American Community, a new direct-to-consumer app coming this fall.  The four brands will be a part of the company’s new Great American Media master brand.  

“As the company expands across different media verticals, renaming our linear networks Great American Family and Great American Living better reflects our vision for each brand and firmly aligns the company under our new Great American Media umbrella,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of GAC Media, LLC.  “Fans can expect more of the same quality, family-friendly programming they have come to love from our channels, and we look forward to rolling out the new name this summer in time for the return of our original movie premieres.”

As the company’s flagship network, Great American Family will continue to offer family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country.  Great American Family previously announced the network’s highly anticipated holiday programming event, Great American Christmas, returns October 28 with all-new original Christmas movies and 24/7 holiday content.  As the unscripted companion to Great American Family, Great American Living celebrates family-friendly traditions every day and every season.

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ABOUT GAC Media

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Media: Great American Family: Stories Well Told and Great American Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

MELANIE STONE, CASEY ELLIOTT AND BRIAN KRAUSE STAR IN

RETREAT TO PARADISE,

US CABLE TELEVISION PREMIERE, GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY, AUGUST 20

Movie Kicks Off New Premieres Every Saturday Night

NEW YORK, NY – July 14, 2022 – Great American Family, America’s family-friendly destination for holiday movies and seasonal rom coms, today announced Melanie Stone (Little Women, Cupid for Christmas), Casey Elliott (An Hour Behind, Out of Liberty) and Brian Krause (The Closer, Charmed) star in Retreat to Paradise, a US Cable Television Premiere airing on the network, Saturday, August 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Retreat to Paradise is the first film in Great American Family’s NEW MOVIE SATURDAY NIGHTS program event, premiering all new movies every Saturday night beginning August 20 through October 21. Great American Family previously announced the network’s highly anticipated holiday extravaganza, Great American Christmas, returns October 28 with all-new original Christmas movies and holiday content 24/7.

In Retreat to Paradise, Ellie Vaughn (Stone) tends to cantankerous and injured international tennis star Jordan Greer (Elliott) as he heals from a potentially career-ending shoulder injury. Jordan’s fear of being in even more pain and his lack of motivation has Ellie desiring to leave him in his misery, though longtime coach Neal (Krause) is not ready to throw in the towel on the idea that Jordan will recover and return to the courts. Little by little, Jordan comes to realize Ellie is exactly who he needs in his life at this moment, and he hopes that she will feel the same way.

Retreat to Paradise is executive produced by Brian Brough, Steven A. Lee, and Brittany Wiscombe. The film is directed by Brian Brough from an original screenplay by Brittany Wiscombe.

ABOUT GAC Media

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: Great American Family: Stories Well Told and Great American Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, Great American Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Living is the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

JEN LILLEY SET TO HOST FIRST-EVER

‘GREAT AMERICAN CHRISTMAS IN JULY’ ON GAC FAMILY

24/7 Christmas Movie Event Kicks Off July 2

NEW YORK, NY – June 21, 2022 – GAC Family, America’s family-friendly destination for holiday movies and seasonal rom coms, today announced Jen Lilley (“Royally Wrapped for Christmas,” “Days of Our Lives”) is set to host the network’s first-ever Great American Christmas in July programming event, which kicks off July 2 and features 24/7 Christmas movies throughout Independence Day weekend. Fans of holiday romantic comedies will be able to celebrate Christmas early with encore presentations of GAC Family’s original Christmas movies, as well as first look previews of all-new holiday films planned for Great American Christmas 2022.

Programming highlights for Great American Christmas in July include encores of Christmas Time Is Here, The Great Christmas Switch, A Christmas Star, Jingle Bell Princess, A Kindhearted Christmas, A Christmas Miracle for Daisy, Royally Wrapped for Christmas, Joy for Christmas, A Lot Like Christmas, Angel Falls Christmas, and Much Ado About Christmas. The programming event also includes holiday movie fan-favorites, Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle, Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle, A Cinderella Christmas and A Match Made at Christmas. 

GAC Family previously announced that Great American Christmas, the network’s holiday programming franchise, will return October 28 with an all-new slate of original Christmas movies.

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ABOUT GAC Media

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: GAC Family: Stories Well Told and GAC Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.

GAC FAMILY ANNOUNCES “GREAT AMERICAN COMMUNITY”

NEW DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER APP WILL FEATURE ORIGINAL SHORT-FORM CONTENT FROM GAC FAMILY TALENT

NEW YORK, NY – May 17, 2022 – GAC Media today announced the development of Great American Community, a new direct-to-consumer app featuring short-form lifestyle, seasonal and holiday content from GAC Family’s beloved family of talent.  The company has commissioned more than 200 hours of original content exclusively for the ad-supported app, which will be available in mobile app stores and on connected devices.  Great American Community will launch in September 2022 with a celebration of the fall season.   

“Since launching GAC Family original programming last October, fans have been asking us for more opportunities to engage with our roster of talent, which we believe is the best in the business,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of GAC Media.  “Great American Community will serve as a stand-alone app delivering a completely new experience for consumers hungry for trusted, family-friendly content that is relevant to their lives.  We’re thrilled to be rolling out the app in time for the fall season, and look forward to working closely with brand partners as we offer this groundbreaking opportunity to align with our talent and connect with GAC’s passionate fans.”   

GAC Media has tapped veteran producer Tracy Verna (“Home and Family,” “The Price Is Right”) to oversee all content creation for Great American Community, which will include short-form lifestyle content featuring Debbie Matenopoulos (“Home & Family,” “The View”), Cameron Mathison (“Home & Family,” “General Hospital”); as well as Shirley Bovshow (“Home & Family,” home and gardening expert), Kym Douglas (“Home & Family,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” lifestyle expert), Maria Provenzano (“Home & Family,” DIY expert), Larissa Wohl (“Home & Family,” animal expert), Lawrence Zarian (“Home & Family,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” fashion expert), Toya Boudy (culinary expert), Amber Kemp-Gerstel (DIY expert), Emily Hutchinson (baking expert), Jamie Tarence (cooking expert), Mahaila McKellar (lifestyle expert); and other fan-favorite stars from GAC Family, including Jen Lilley, Jill Wagner, Danica McKellar and Trevor Donovan.  Additional marquee talent will be announced at a later date.  

Great American Community will feature fresh advice and inspirational stories from experts at the top of their fields, including health and wellness, home and décor, cooking, gardening and more.  The new app will also be home to GAC Giving and Caring™, a new digital series that focuses on the many ways that GAC Family talent gives back.  GAC Giving and Caring will raise awareness for important causes supported by GAC stars, such as bullying prevention and pet adoption, and will encourage fans to get involved to make a difference in their communities.   

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ABOUT GAC Media

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: GAC Family: Stories Well Told and GAC Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.

GAC MEDIA NAMES PAUL BRENNAN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF AD SALES AND ELIZABETH SANTOS DIRECTOR OF PRICING AND PLANNING

New Hires Bolster Ad Sales Team as Company Readies Launch of GAC Family and GAC Living on September 27

NEW YORK, NY – September 1, 2021 – GAC Media today announced the appointment of Paul Brennan as Senior Vice President of Ad Sales and Elizabeth Santos as Director of Pricing and Planning.  The pair of industry veterans bolster GAC’s Ad Sales team as the company prepares to launch new flagship networks GAC Family and GAC Living. Brennan and Santos will be based in New York and report to Kristen Roberts, Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President of Programming.

Brennan is charged with developing advanced advertising solutions for GAC Media’s linear and digital platforms, driving revenue growth and strategic cross-channel planning, and will collaborate with Roberts and the senior management team to develop and analyze business priorities and revenue goals.

Santos will establish and execute pricing, inventory, and packaging strategies aimed at garnering full revenue potential for GAC’s premium original entertainment.  She will also focus on campaign optimization and identifying new ad sales opportunities.

“Paul and Elizabeth are seasoned executives who have proven track records for adapting and driving results as the media industry continues to rapidly change,” said Roberts. “I look forward to their immediate impact on our business as they deliver innovative and impactful marketing solutions for our partners.”

Prior to joining GAC Media, Brennan spent more than 16 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, most recently as SVP of Ad Sales where he was responsible for national ad sales across Sony’s Syndicated Portfolio including off-network comedies, daytime, first run, game shows and court programs. Prior to that, Brennan served as Account Executive at Hallmark Channel.

Santos previously served as Director of Pricing and Inventory for a4 Media where she established and executed pricing strategy for ad sales and direct response.  Prior to that, she was Vice President of Pricing and Inventory at ION Media Networks and also spent 15 years at Univision, most recently serving as VP of Ad Sales Pricing. 

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ABOUT GAC MEDIA

GAC Media LLC is a content company dedicated to quality family friendly content that celebrates Americana across its flagship brands, GAC Family and GAC Living.  GAC Family is a 24-hour cable network that is home to premium original movies and specials that celebrate relationships and the emotional connections characteristic of seasons and occasions.  GAC Living is a companion network featuring high-quality unscripted content with a focus on southern and country living.  GAC Media was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC.

GAC MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW FLAGSHIP NETWORKS GAC FAMILY AND GAC LIVING

Family Friendly Brands Set to Launch Across Platforms on September 27

NEW YORK, NY – August 26, 2021 – GAC Media today announced the launch of GAC Family and GAC Living as the company’s flagship networks and new destinations for family friendly programming across platforms. The announcement was made today by Bill Abbott, President & CEO of GAC Media.

GAC Family and GAC Living will launch on September 27th and evolve from the newly acquired Great American Country and Ride TV networks, respectively.  As two distinct brands, GAC Family and GAC Living will be the foundation for GAC Media’s effort to revitalize and invest in timeless and entertaining programming that celebrates Americana. 

“At GAC we’re focused on creating strong brands, compelling programming and a consistent family friendly viewing experience across multiple genres,” said Abbott.  “The launch of GAC Family and GAC Living is the next phase in our strategy to bolster the company’s portfolio with networks that deliver on the promise of safe and entertaining storytelling that enriches lives.”

GAC Family will focus on the tagline “Stories Well Told” and will continue in the legacy of Great American Country to include scripted content that captures American culture, lifestyle and heritage.  GAC Family programming will evolve to include a slate of family friendly original movies and series that celebrate relationships and the emotional connections related to holidays, seasons and occasions.

GAC Living will continue to offer high-quality, unscripted lifestyle content while expanding to serve as the unscripted companion to GAC Family.  With tagline “Life Well Lived,” GAC Living will draw on established themes and talent to highlight celebrations and seasons with a focus on southern and country living.

Programming slates for GAC Family and GAC Living will be announced at a later date. 

ABOUT GAC MEDIA

GAC Media LLC is a content company dedicated to quality family friendly content that celebrates Americana across its flagship brands, GAC Family and GAC Living.  GAC Family is a 24-hour cable network that is home to premium original movies and specials that celebrate relationships and the emotional connections characteristic of seasons and occasions.  GAC Living is a companion network featuring high-quality unscripted content with a focus on southern and country living.  GAC Media was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC.

Newly-formed Investor Group, GAC Media, Acquires Great American Country From Discovery, Inc.

GAC Media Also Acquires RIDE TV; Industry Veteran Bill Abbott Recruited as CEO to Drive Growth for Iconic, Family-Focused Programming

DALLAS, June 7, 2021 — GAC Media, LLC, a newly-formed group of US-based investors today announced that it has acquired the Great American Country (“GAC”) Network from Discovery, Inc.  GAC’s format includes lifestyle programming and is available in approximately 40 million television households.  Contemporaneous with its acquisition of GAC, GAC Media has also acquired RIDE TV, a 24-hour, high-definition television network dedicated to showcasing equestrian sports, culture and lifestyle.

Together, GAC and RIDE TV constitute the first two channels in GAC Media’s larger effort to revitalize and invest in family-friendly programming that is both timeless and entertaining.  Bill Abbott, an industry veteran who has operated and launched several cable channels that became highly profitable ratings leaders, especially in the area of Christmas content, will run GAC and RIDE TV moving forward as President & CEO. Among other key initiatives, Mr. Abbott will oversee a prompt review of additional content opportunities while leading growth initiatives in advertising and distribution.    

Mr. Abbott commented, “Even as the entertainment ecosystem continues to rapidly evolve – both in terms of distribution platforms and underlying content – consumer interest in family friendly programming that enriches lives and offers safe entertainment options remains as strong as ever.  GAC and RIDE TV represent cornerstone assets in this respect, and we look forward to growing both channels even as we pursue the larger goal of establishing new, well-resourced and engaging family-friendly programming.”

GAC Media was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC (“HEP”) and Mr. Abbott and includes US-based family offices.  Deal terms for GAC and the RIDE TV acquisitions, both of which have closed, were not disclosed.

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About Hicks Equity Partners LLC
Hicks Equity Partners LLC is the private equity arm of the Thomas O. Hicks family office. With more than 40 years of private equity experience, Mr. Hicks was an early pioneer of the “buy and build” strategy of investing and co-founded Hicks Muse Tate & Furst, which raised more than $12 billion of private equity across six funds and completed over $50 billion of leveraged acquisitions. HEP looks for established companies with proven track records, strong free cash flow characteristics, a strong competitive industry position and an experienced management team looking to partner with long-term capital.

About Discovery, Inc.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in over 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of 3 locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

GAC FAMILY UNVEILS NETWORK’S FIRST ORIGINAL MOVIES

AN AUTUMN ROMANCE, Starring Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Lowndes, Dennis Andres, Moni Ogunsuyi & Michael Brown

MUCH ADO ABOUT CHRISTMAS, Starring Susie Abromeit & Torrance Coombs

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE, Starring Dewshane Williams, Rukiya Bernard & Tom Pickett

NEW YORK, NY – September 8, 2021 – GAC Family today announced the network’s first three original movies debuting this fall. The star-studded films kick off with An Autumn Romance, starring Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Lowndes, Dennis Andres, Moni Ogunsuyi and Michael Brown, premiering October 23; followed by all-new Christmas movies Much Ado About Christmas, starring Susie Abromeit and Torrance Coombs on October 30; and Christmas Time is Here, starring Dewshane Williams, Rukiya Bernard and Tom Pickett on November 13.

GAC Family is set to launch on September 27 under the tagline “Stories Well Told” and will feature programming that celebrates American culture, lifestyle and heritage with original holiday-themed, family-friendly movies and series.

Full descriptions of the movies can be found below.  Additional holiday movies and specials will be announced at a later date.

AN AUTUMN ROMANCE

Starring Jessica Lowndes & Chad Michael Murray

In “An Autumn Romance,” when Seattle-based librarian Taylor Harris (Lowndes) suddenly loses her job, she travels to Montana to visit her brother Craig (Andres) and his wife Christine (Ogunsuyi) and quickly finds herself immersed in her brother’s effort to save the Graff Hotel, which has been purchased by tech tycoon Joel Sheenan (Murray) and his associate, Ray Dixon (Brown). The town of Forest Ridge, Montana is split on Joel’s decision to turn the once quaint hotel into an upscale property for tourists. To protect the hotel’s charm and her brother’s place of employment, Taylor goes on a search to find a significant historical event that will qualify the hotel for landmark status and prevent the City Council from issuing permits for its renovation. With the clock ticking, Taylor seizes on a photograph that has the potential to verify the property’s historical value while also providing an invaluable piece of personal history to the hotel’s new owner.  Executive Producers of “An Autumn Romance” are Brad Krevoy, Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Lowndes, James Moorhouse, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, Bradley Walsh, Amanda Phillips, Amy Krell, and Eric Jarboe. Producer is David Anselmo. Associate Producers Julie Currie, Charles H. Cohen, and David Golden. Supervising Producers are W. Michael Beard, Allan Fung, and David Lowe. Bradley Walsh directs from Emily Golden’s adaptation of Jane Porter’s novel, The Tycoon’s Kiss.

Premieres: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT

MUCH ADO ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Starring Susie Abromeit & Torrance Coombs

In “Much Ado About Christmas,” Haley is beloved in her community of Winterstone for acts of kindness ranging from managing The Hope Chest to directing the children’s choir. Haley is also the daughter of one of Winterstone’s wealthiest residents Leona Lloyd. Despite Haley’s down-to-earth demeanor, she is financially set as Leona’s only heir – information she fails to share with new love interest Claud, an artsy, hopeless romantic. Haley introduces herself to Claud as “Haley Logan,” raised by a single, struggling mom, a small fib that becomes a complication when Claud and his team present an ad pitch to Leona that includes a photo of Claud’s new girlfriend…Haley! Secrets are revealed and relationships ruffled, but Christmas is coming and miracles do happen.  “Much Ado About Christmas” is executive produced by Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Amy Krell, Lorenzo Nardini, Amanda Phillips, Brad Southwick, and Jimmy Townsend. The film is directed by Michael Damian from an original teleplay by Michael Damian. Producer is Janeen Damian.

Premieres: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE

Starring Dewshane Williams, Rukiya Bernard & Tom Pickett

In “Christmas Time Is Here,” Nia Moore (Bernard), a successful small-town realtor, has her heart set on closing a big sale on a new resort for her client, Julian Parsons (Williams), just in time for Christmas. There is only one hitch. No matter how many properties in Pine Valley Nia shows Julian, he keeps coming back to the one resort that isn’t for sale…the one belonging to Nia’s widower dad, Patrick (Pickett). Patrick would like to sell the property and retire. It’s Nia who cannot let go of memories of an idyllic time in life when her mom was still alive and very much a part of the resort. Julian realizes Nia’s reluctance to sell the property, but it may not matter. Julian’s impatient boss has come to Pine Valley intent on getting the deal done before Christmas. At risk of losing his job, Julian comes up with a magical plan for saving Nia’s family’s resort. Executive Producers of “Christmas Time Is Here” are Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe, Lorenzo Nardini, Tara Cowell-Plain, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, Jimmy Townsend, and Rick Garman. Supervising Producers are Christie W. Wolf, Jonathan Shore, Doran Chandler, and Michael Shepherd. Associate Producer Rob Grant. Catherine Kretz produces. Christie W. Wolf directs from the screenplay written by Joel & Lisa Canfield.

Premieres: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT

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ABOUT GAC Media

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: “GAC Family” Stories Well Told and “GAC Living” Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family celebrates American culture, lifestyle and heritage with original holiday-themed, family-friendly movies and series. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.

MERRITT PATTERSON AND TREVOR DONOVAN STAR IN ‘JINGLE BELL PRINCESS’ SET TO PREMIERE DECEMBER 4 ON GAC FAMILY

NEW YORK, NY – October 6, 2021 – GAC Family today announced Merritt Patterson (“Chateau Christmas,” “The Royals”) and Trevor Donovan (“Reagan,” “USS Christmas”) will star in the GAC Family original movie “Jingle Bell Princess.”  The new holiday film premieres December 4 at 8pm ET/PT as part of GAC Family’s “Great American Christmas” franchise.

In “Jingle Bell Princess,” mechanical issues temporarily ground Princess Amelia’s (Patterson) royal jet. With the crew distracted attending to the repair, Amelia deplanes to walk through a magical Christmas tree lot on the airport’s perimeter. Soon she is chatting away with jovial owner, Harley and his adorable dog, Storm. Amelia looks at her watch, quickly realizing how much time has passed. Rushing to the runway, Amelia learns her jet departed believing she was onboard. A massive snowstorm moves in, grounding all air traffic in and out of Tucker, Maine. Amelia is devastated she may miss Christmas in her father’s kingdom. What looks like a royal catastrophe turns into an unforgettable holiday as Amelia is taken in by airline employee, Annie Cutler, and her son, Sam (Donovan). He’s a commoner and she’s a royal, but this Christmas, and Sam and Amelia’s shared attraction may cause this uncommon romance to take flight.

Executive producers of “Jingle Bell Princess” are Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe, Amy Krell, Vince Balzano, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, and Kathy Ceroni. Producer is David Anselmo. Supervising Producers are W. Michael Beard and Michael Shepherd. Associate Producers are Kelly Martin and Kaitlyn Greenough. Don McBrearty directs from an original screenplay by James D. Hughes and Blaine Chiapetta. “Jingle Bell Princess” is adapted from His Jingle Bell Princess by Barbara Dunlop.

GAC Family (formerly Great American Country) launched on September 27 under the tagline “Stories Well Told” and features family-friendly, holiday-themed movies and series that celebrate American culture, lifestyle and heritage.

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ABOUT GAC Media

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: “GAC Family” Stories Well Told and “GAC Living” Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family celebrates American culture, lifestyle and heritage with original holiday-themed, family-friendly movies and series. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.