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October 6, 2020

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MarVista Entertainment Makes Holiday Magic for Everyone

MarVista Entertainment is a leading producer and distributor of movies to channels and nonlinear platforms worldwide. It has achieved this position by establishing close communication with its partners—learning their programming strategies and listening to their needs. Hannah Pillemer, the company’s executive VP of creative affairs, spoke to World Screen’s Anna Carugati via video conference about MarVista Entertainment’s latest endeavors.

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Every year there is a significant demand for holiday movies, as the season represents a time of celebration for so many people. However, MarVista recognizes that there are different ways everyone celebrates the joyous time of the year. Just as the company has innovated other classic movie categories—such as thrillers and romantic comedies it is bringing in diverse talent and offering more inclusive perspectives on holiday stories than ever before.

As Pillemer explains, this year’s holiday slate includes three movies featuring LGBTQ+ stories, and one starring Broadway actress Ali Stroker, who uses a wheelchair.

In fulfilling its promise to deliver movies on time to its partners, MarVista has found ways to move into production safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Together with producers and unions, it has adapted shooting schedules and implemented safety guidelines. Pillemer has found the sharing of knowledge and collaboration between producers, executives and networks extremely rewarding.

See MarVista Entertainment’s Fall 2020 Showcase here.

More from MarVista Entertainment


My Best Friend’s Bouquet

***Video***(Romantic comedy, 1x90 min.) A woman unlucky in love finds herself in a love triangle after catching the bouquet at her best friend’s wedding.



Christmas at Maple Creek

***Video***(Holiday/romance, 1x90 min.) A romance novelist rallies her family and friends to save a beloved town by Christmas and finds love in the process.



The Christmas Ball

***Video***(Holiday/romance, 1x90 min.) A struggling dancer heads across the world to help her aunt plan a Christmas ball and finds her true life’s purpose—and love.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Christmas Unwrapped

***Video***(Holiday/romance, 1x90 min.) When a journalist profiles a man who claims his charity is funded by Santa, she rediscovers the magic of Christmas—and falls in love.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


A New York Christmas Wedding

***Video***(Holiday/romance, 1x90 min.) A woman is given the chance to experience her dream life and must decide if her current life is the one she wants.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Brutal Bridesmaids

***Video***(Thriller/drama, 1x90 min.) When strange events threaten their lives, a woman suspects one of her bridesmaids wants to ruin her wedding day and end her life.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


Designs for Revenge

***Video***(Thriller/drama, 1x90 min.) A former architect is excited to move into her new home, but she must fight for survival when a past mistake catches up with her.



An Organized Killer

***Video***(Thriller/drama, 1x90 min.) A single mother hires a professional organizer but soon realizes her new friend might not have the best intentions.



Ruthless Renegades

***Video***(Thriller/drama, 1x90 min.) A woman is thrilled to join a pro dance team but must fight for her life as she uncovers a dark web of team lies.
Watch now on WorldScreenings.com


A Secret to Keep

***Video***(Thriller/drama, 1x90 min.) When her daughter becomes increasingly secretive, a mother fights to stop her daughter from making a terrible mistake with lasting consequences.


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MarVista Entertainment Contacts: Fernando Szew, CEO; Hannah Pillemer, EVP, Creative Affairs; Jody Cipriano, SVP, Distribution; Deena Stern, SVP, Marketing, Communications & Acquisitions; Michol Hatwan, Director, Distribution.

 

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