Last night Hallmark Hall of Fame hosted a red carpet screening event at the iPic Theaters / Tanzy Restaurant in Westwood, CA to celebrate the premiere of “Away & Back” on Hallmark Channel. “Away & Back” starring Jason Lee and Minka Kelly, will premiere Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8-10pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel, followed by several encore presentations.
Guests in attendance included “Away & Back” cast members Jason Lee, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Jaren Lewison, and Connor Paton along with Hallmark Hall of Fame President Brad Moore, and Crown Media Holdings Inc. President and CEO, Bill Abbot. Additional guests included Jeff Bleckner (Director, Away & Back), Jonah Lisa Dyer (Writer, Away & Back), Stephen Dyer (Writer, Away & Back), Frank Konigsberg (Executive Producer, Away & Back), Cameron Johann (Co-producer, Away & Back), Jerome Leroy (Composer, Away & Back), William Ross (Composer, Away & Back), Brent Shields (Executive Producer, Away & Back) and Michelle Vicary (Executive Vice President of Programming & Network Publicity at Crown Media Holdings Inc.)
- EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
- Jason Lee (who brought his family to the premiere) joked about having his real family and the children from the movie all at the same event.
- Maggie Elizabeth Jones talked about her joy of working on set and the similarities and differences between this film and her work on “We Bought a Zoo.”
- Brad Moore discussed the importance of family as it was a screening “for family” “with family” and a movie “about family.”