[Genre Series 101] The Christmas Movie: Hallmark Edition

Justine Wentzell
Development, Production, & Acquisitions Consultant
Wednesday 12/11 @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm PT

It’s that time of year again: colder weather, hot chocolate, cozy fires, and Christmas movies. These festive movies come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s one type that dwarfs the others: The Hallmark Christmas Movie. This year, Hallmark will put out over 20 Christmas movies and, for writers interested in writing holiday movies, it’s a critical format to understand. 

To spread some cheer this holiday season, Roadmap welcomes Justine Wentzell back to give us the secrets to the Hallmark Christmas movie! 

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover: 

  • The demographics 
  • The Hallmark tone and style 
  • Structure of a Hallmark movie 
  • The market for a Hallmark Christmas movie 
  • Live Q&A
    About Your Host

    Justine Wentzell is a natural left and right brain executive who was a key member of and ultimately led the Acquisitions & Co-Productions team at MarVista Entertainment, a worldwide distribution and production company in the film and television space. There she worked on numerous productions from development through to release. She has a proven track record of forging strategic relationships and bringing in and crafting new business globally. As part of the Recording Academy’s Advocacy Committee, she works with the Academy to update music law and protect creators’ rights.

    Justine received her Juris Doctorate having completed the Intellectual Property Certificate Program at Whittier Law School in 2013 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee. She also received her B.A. in Global and International Studies, with a minor in Russian, from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. Her global background and love for learning languages (she speaks Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and is learning French) gives her deep insights into different cultures and people. Recently, Justine released her first book, “Pocket Full of Dreams,” which is available worldwide on Amazon. 13% of the proceeds goes to Break the Cycle, a non-profit organization working with teens and young adults to create a culture without abuse. Find out more on her blog www.lovejustine.com.


    What To Expect

    Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find the "JOIN LINK" to join the Live Webinar. Webinars are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the Webinar via email within 24 hrs. following the live session.

    Can't Attend Live? 

    Can't make the live session but still have a question you want answered during the Q&A portion? Email it to alex@roadmapwriters.com and submitted questions will be provided to the moderator to address during the Q&A. 


    Shoot an email to our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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