OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced that the annual “OWN For The Holidays” tradition heats-up with two original holiday movies. “The Great Holiday Bake War,” starring LeToya Luckett and Finesse Mitchell, debuts on Saturday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and “A Christmas Fumble,” starring Eva Marcille and Devale Ellis, premieres on Saturday, December 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. True to OWN’s annual holiday movie tradition, each original movie celebrates and honors the deeper meaning of the season -- giving to others and putting friends and family first.
“The Great Holiday Bake War” premieres Saturday, December 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Starring LeToya Luckett (“Brianna”) and Finesse Mitchell (“Julian”)
When former pastry school rivals Julian (Mitchell) and Brianna (Luckett) meet years later in a TV baking competition, the sparks and the flour - fly! Each has their own plans for the winning prize money, but only one can win...unless they work together. While Brianna struggles to support her daughter Willow (Naomi Sogbein) and Julian longs to escape his mother’s shadow, they learn that collaboration can create a new recipe for success - and love.
“The Great Holiday Bake War” is produced for OWN by MarVista Entertainment in association with Harpo Films. Executive Producers include Carla Gardini, Neshama Entertainment’s Suzanne Berger and Arnie Zipursky, and Megan Ellstrom, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment. Lauren Tuck is a Co Producer.
“A Christmas Fumble” Premieres Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Starring Eva Marcille (“Nicole Barnes”) and Devale Ellis (“Jordan Davies”)
The "queen of crisis management," Nicole Barnes (Eva Marcille) gets the toughest assignment of her career when she's asked to handle a breaking scandal for former pro footballer-turned-TV-commentator Jordan Davies (Devale Ellis), whose network contract isn't going to be renewed because of a violation going back to his college days. However, Nicole fails to disclose that she and Jordan were once boyfriend and girlfriend -- a conflict of interest that could end her own hopes of being made partner at her firm. To make matters worse, Nicole's efforts to rehabilitate Jordan's image are constantly undermined by Jordan’s shallow entertainment reporter fiancée.
“A Christmas Fumble” is produced for OWN by MarVista Entertainment in association with Harpo Films. Executive Producers include Carla Gardini and Roger M. Bobb; Neshama Entertainment’s Suzanne Berger and Arnie Zipursky, and Megan Ellstrom, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment. Eva Marcille is Co-Executive Producer and Lauren Tuck is Co-Producer.
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About MarVista Entertainment
MarVista Entertainment, a FOX Entertainment Company, is a leading global entertainment studio, producing and distributing a variety of content across the world. With a library showcasing nearly 2,500 hours of content, and with an average of 80 new movies per year added to the company’s development and distribution pipeline, MarVista is one of the largest suppliers of movies to the worldwide marketplace. MarVista has an expansive distribution footprint spanning more than 125 global territories and is a pre-eminent programming partner to major streamers and media companies, including Netflix, Hulu, Discovery+, Tubi, Disney Networks, Amazon Prime, WarnerMedia, Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, NBC Universal, OWN, Nickelodeon, BET and other Viacom Networks, as well as key international platforms.
MarVista’s recent projects include the romantic comedy, “Daughter of the Bride,” starring Marcia Gay Harden, Halston Sage, Andrew Richardson, and Aidan Quinn; Amazon Prime Video release “Christmas is Canceled,” starring Hayley Orrantia, Dermot Mulroney, and Janel Parrish; indie features, including “Stay Awake,” with an award winning debut at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival and starring Chrissy Metz; the IFC release “Hunter Hunter,” starring Devon Sawa, Nick Stahl, and Camille Sullivan; and the Hallmark Channel original drama series “The Way Home,” which will premiere in 2023.