How To Write A Hallmark Movie

February 1, 2021


Christine Conradt

Originally from Nebraska, Christine graduated from Lincoln East High School before receiving a BFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California’s Cinematic Arts program. She also holds a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University.

With more than 70 screenwriting credits, Christine has been writing for television for almost two decades. Her TV movies have aired on Showtime, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Hallmark, Fox, and UPtv. For a complete list of titles, see her IMDB page.

Christine has directed three feature-length films for television. The Bride He Bought Online (aka Flirting with Madness), which she also penned, premiered on Lifetime in 2015. She then directed Killer Mom, also for Lifetime and went on to direct the Christmas movie she wrote, 12 Days of Giving, which aired on UP in December 2017.

Christine has produced more than 20 feature films for television.

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What To Expect

Did you know that on average it takes 18-months to make a Christmas movie for Hallmark? Producers are looking for new Christmas movie ideas 365 days a year.

Christine Conradt will be presenting this special webinar just for home-schoolers. As a produced screenwriter with over 50 movies for Hallmark, Lifetime and others (“On the 12th Date of Christmas” and “The Charm Bracelet” aired on Hallmark Christmas last month) and Young Adult fiction author of three books published by HarperCollins, Christine will offer us valuable insights in this introductory session.

Christine will briefly touch on the traditional 3-act structure found in movies, however, primary focus will be on the Christmas movie since these movies are most recently familiar to most of us. Christine will explain the differences in the Lifetime 8-act and Hallmark 9-act structure.

Recommended Audience
This course will be enjoyed by senior high students, however, the home-schooling parent or recent high school graduate who is interested in learning more about dramatic screenwriting is sure to benefit from this session as well.

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