SCA Family Stories: Bart Fisher
The Writer of How to Fall in Love Sits with SCA
by Valerie Turpin & Ryan Dee Gilmour
With the rate of technology expanding faster than ever, Internet media content can now literally fit in the palm of your hand. For many filmmakers, part of their success has been their ability to adapt to the ins and outs of a new, Internet-based society while still meeting the timeless need for captivating storytelling.
MFA Production alum Bart Fisher recently sat down with SCA to discuss his new project with Hallmark Channel, How to Fall in Love, premiering on July 21 at 9pm ET/PT, 8C on Hallmark Channel, as well as the ways in which he has adjusted to the ever-evolving digital age.
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January 14, 2012
BROOKE D’ORSAY AND ‘UGLY BETTY’ STAR ERIC MABIUS STAR IN ‘LOVE’S PLAYING OUR SONG,’ (working title for 'How to Fall in Love') A LOVE STORY ABOUT HAVING SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER YOU, A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE
Kathy Najimy Co-Stars
Brooke D’Orsay (“Royal Pains,” “Drop Dead Diva”) and Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”) star in a love story about having someone to watch over you in “Love’s Playing Our Song,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, July 15 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Iconic actor Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act,” “King of the Hill”), who is currently shooting “My Mother’s Curse” with Barbra Streisand, co-stars in the movie where a shared passion for classic love songs drowns out years of dissonance and sets up the perfect chord progression for a future romantic interlude.
Still suffering from the ugly-duckling syndrome that branded his youth, Harold White (Mabius) hires Annie Hayes (D’Orsay), the pretty and popular girl he knew in high school, to be his dating coach and help him shed his wallflower approach to romance. Annie even enlists her friend Kim (Najimy), a waitress at a local diner, to be Harold’s practice date. Annie draws Harold out of his shell and teaches him to win over a new love interest with the help of their shared passion for classic love songs. But when sparks unexpectedly fly between “student” and “teacher,” both Harold and Annie must learn how to make up for past mistakes if they’re going to hold onto true love.
“Love’s Playing Our Song” is a Annuit Coeptis Entertainment II Inc. production. Tim Johnson and Jean Abounader are executive producers. Oliver de Caigny is producer. Mark Griffiths directed from a script by Bart Fisher.
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