Baking Christmas

Release Date:  11/29/19; OWN
Genre:  Holiday/Comedy
Rating:  Unknown
Director:  Fred Olen Ray
Studio(s):   Harpo Films, Hybrid, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:   Tim Reid (Phillip), Aloma Wright (Patty), Ninja N. Devoe (Brenda), Khalilah Joi (Jennifer), Yohance Myles, Dawan Owens (Will), Arnell Powell (Anthony), Leigh-Ann Rose (Angela), Jakari Fraser (Leroy).

Story:   When Patty, the founder of the town’s most popular and successful bakery, announces her plan to retire at the end of the year, her children step up to take over the family business. Patty and Phillip’s children, Jennifer, Angela and Anthony, are qualified – and eager – to run the enterprise, and each has their own ideas for writing the bakery’s next chapter. There is only one way to ensure the shop ends up in the right hands and that is a Christmas cake bake off. The gloves come off and the frosting flies as the siblings vie for control of the bakery in an unforgettable competition to create the best-ever Christmas confection.  Source:  Deadline.  Photo Source:  Oprahmag.com.

 

Radio Christmas

Release Date:    11/9/19; Lifetime
Genre:   Holiday/Romance
Rating:  TV-G
Director:   Jeff Beesley
Studio(s):   Julijette, Lifetime Television.
Running Time:  Unknown
Cast:   Keshia Knight Pulliam (Kara), Michael Xavier (Scott), Nakai Takawira (Andie), John B. Lowe (Warren), Belinda Montgomery (Mary Lou), Tim Reid (Garrett). 

Story:   When her Philadelphia radio station is closed for repairs during the holidays, DJ Kara Porter (Keshia Knight Pulliam) is forced to broadcast from the small town of Bethlehem. Desperate to increase her numbers and get promoted outside of Radio Christmas – a year-round Christmas station, Kara seeks to uncover the identity of the town’s Secret Santa, an anonymous benefactor that saved all of Bethlehem’s Christmas festivities. Along the way, she discovers the true meaning of family, community, love and of course, Christmas.  Source:  Lifetime.com.

Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing WaterfallsRelease Date:  5/8/16; TV One
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Ryan Richmond
Cast:  Drew Sidora, Jasmine Guy, Tim Reid, Joyful Drake, Daniel May, Kisa Willis.

Story:  Chasing Waterfalls is the modern telling of the biblical Book of David transported to the cut-throat world of fashion.

Olivia, an up-and-coming fashion designer gets the opportunity of a lifetime to work for icon Salma Barrie.  But things go out of control when Olivia must step up to save the company and fight against a former co-worker who has started a competing company.

Chasing Waterfalls navigates the treacherous, cutthroat waters of the fashion industry while gently teaching viewers about obedience, faithfulness and God’s grace. The story follows the journey of Olivia (Sidora), an aspiring fashion designer, who is striving for success while working for Salma Barrie, the owner of a once fruitful, eponymous clothing brand. As she jumps at the opportunity to become the new fashion “It Girl,” Olivia must balance her family responsibilities, especially the caring of her aging father Quincy (Tim Reid) and troublesome sister Coco (Kisa Willis).

As a result of Salma Barrie’s lead designer Hiram Locke (Daniel May) defecting to launch a high-profile competing line, Olivia is given an opportunity to help her suffering firm by introducing her own designs. Her life quickly spirals out-of-control as she takes advantage of and hurts the people who helped her along the way including her closest ally, Salma’s son Cabot (Redaric Williams).  Matters become dire when Salma’s daughter Doreen (Joyful Drake) hatches her own plan for the company. Salma, who though pleased with the success of her brand, her jealousy towards Olivia could bring this fashion house toppling down.  Sources:  TV One, It Needs To Be CED.

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