Monday, January 26, 2015

Lacey Chabert ('Party of Five') Clicks on a New Path to Love in the Exclusive Television Premiere of 'Christian Mingle: The Movie' on UP TV



A Flirty, Fun Romantic Comedy Inspired by the Largest Online Dating Community for Christian Singles by the Same Name

Written, Directed by and Starring "L.A. Law's" Corbin Bernsen

Ensemble Cast Includes Jonathan Patrick Moore, Stephen Tobolowsky, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, John O'Hurely with Morgan Fairchild, David Keith

Debuts on Sunday, February 8 at 7 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST

ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- UP presents the exclusive television premiere of the acclaimed romantic comedy "Christian Mingle: The Movie," which follows a successful, 30-something marketing executive's zany, belief-testing journey for love after she fills out a dating profile on ChristianMingle.com in a moment of inspired desperation to find Mr. Right. Starring Lacey Chabert (UP's The Tree That Saved Christmas, "Party of Five"), the UP Premiere Movie Christian Mingle: The Movie will make its television debut on Sunday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST.

Produced by Home Theater Films and The Creation Lab in association with Rocky Mountain Pictures and Capitol Christian Distribution, the film is written, directed by and stars Corbin Bernsen ("L.A. Law," "Psych"). The movie's ensemble cast also includes Jonathan Patrick Moore ("The L.A. Complex," "Neighbours"), Stephen Tobolowsky ("Californication," "Glee"), Saidah Arrika Ekulona (The Taking of Pelham 123, The Royal Tenenbaums) and John O'Hurley (A Remarkable Life, "All My Children"), with Morgan Fairchild ("Friends," "Chuck") and David Keith (Officer and a Gentleman, "Hawaii Five-0").

"In Christian Mingle, Lacey Chabert plays Gwyneth Hayden, a super-successful marketing exec who admits that the secret to her success has essentially been "Fake It Til You Make It," said Sophia Kelley, senior vice president of programming, UP. "While it's always worked for her professionally, hilarity ensues and life lessons are learned when she tries to apply this laissez-faire attitude - with the best of intentions - to dating someone of faith."

In "Christian Mingle: The Movie," Gwyneth Hayden (Lacey Chabert, UP's hit The Tree That Saved Christmas, "Party of Five") is a 30-something marketing executive with a top-notch career, killer wardrobe, dream apartment and great friends. She thinks the only thing missing is a man. In a moment of inspired desperation, she fills out a profile on the dating website ChristianMingle.com hoping to find Mr. Right. However, Gwyneth's attempts at impressing her dream guy end in disaster when he calls her out on her "faux faith." In an honest realization, she sees her superficial life for what it really is, and she's driven to create a personal relationship with God. In the end, He delivers on the true desires of her heart: "life-changing" love.

The film also features music from chart-topping Christian music artists, including Toby Mac, Mandisa, Shawn McDonald and City Harbor.

UP presents "Christian Mingle: The Movie," a Home Theater Films and The Creation Lab in association with Rocky Mountain Pictures and Capitol Christian Distribution production. Starring Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Stephen Tobolowsky, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Corbin Bernsen and John O'Hurley with Morgan Fairchild and David Keith. Written and Directed by Corbin Bernsen. Executive Produced by Matt Swanson and Charlie Schafer. Co-Produced by James Greilick and Michael Everett. Produced by Chris Aronoff and Suzette Schafer. Casting by Harriet Greenspan. Director of Photography was Scott Williams. Edited by Benjamin Earl. Music by Brenton Costa.

Follow our cast at:
www.UPtv.com

Lacey Chabert on Twitter @IamLaceyChabert

Jonathan Patrick Moore on Twitter @JonPatrickMoore

Stephen Tobolowsky on Twitter @Tobolowsky

Saidah Arrika Ekulona online at www.mssaidah.com

Corbin Bernsen on Twitter @corbinbernsen

John O'Hurley on Twitter @ImJohnOHurley

Morgan Fairchild on Twitter @morgfair
About UP
UP, America's favorite network for uplifting entertainment is a 24-hour television network that provides high-quality, diverse, family-friendly programming, including original and premiere movies, theatricals, drama and comedy series, music and holiday specials. UP can be seen in 67 million homes in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) on cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Bright House Networks, Charter and Cox Communications as well as DIRECTV (Channel 338), DISH Network (Channel 188) and Verizon FIOS (Channel 224). As part of its mission to entertain and uplift, the network's pro-social initiative "Uplift Someone" reminds and inspires people to do simple acts of kindness. UP is also a service provider to its sister network ASPiRE. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, which also offers gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. Follow UP on the Web at www.UPtv.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UPtv, Twitter on @UPtv and Instagram at UP_TV.

About Home Theater Films
Home Theater Films' (hometheaterfilms.com) goal is to strengthen family and community - the foundation of any society - through exciting, thought provoking storytelling that inspires discussion, and the creation of new tools to restore and rebuild home, community and a better world.

About Christian Mingle
ChristianMingle® (www.ChristianMingle.com) is the largest and most trusted online community for Christian singles. In addition, ChristianMingle is a part of Gospel Media Group®, a premier network of online Christian resources which is also comprised of Believe.com® (www.believe.com), an inspirational faith-based lifestyle destination designed to serve the Christian community and help Christians build and live the life God intended, Faith.com (www.Faith.com), DailyBibleVerse.com™ (www.DailyBibleVerse.com) and ChristianCards.net™ (www.ChristianCards.net).

About Capitol Christian Distribution
Capitol Christian Distribution is the market leader in Christian and Gospel music distribution and represents a diverse range of chart-topping Christian films and books reaching the U.S. Christian and general retail marketplace, and the international Christian marketplace. Since this distribution division was launched, Capitol Christian has had more charting titles annually on Billboard's Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named Billboard Magazine's Top Christian Music Distributor 15 times since 1995. For additional information, visit www.capitolchristiandistribution.com.

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