The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Bill Abbott, CEO of Crown Media Family Network, who is responsible for Hallmark Movie Channel and the popular Count Down to Christmas movie programming that starts late in October and runs through Christmas.

Abbott talked to podcasters who framed Hallmark’s programing as “heteronormative”, and applied pressure to use a Democrat activist actress from the politicized Handmaiden’s Tale, for his future movies.

At a time when the left has been very successful getting business, like Chick-fil-A restaurants to change their brand, Hallmark stands firm that they do not want to change their movie formula or their brand.



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