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NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2020) Paramount Network today announced Dashing in December, an LGBTQ+ holiday film produced by MTV Studios under its new original movies’ division.  Starring Juan Pablo Di Pace, Peter Porte and Golden Globe® nominee Andie MacDowell, Dashing in December will premiere Sunday, December 13th at 7PM ET/PT on Paramount Network with simulcasts on Logo, Pop and TV Land.  This comes on the heels of Paramount Network’s plans to produce 52 original movies a year.

Featuring a diverse cast and crew, Dashing in December follows Wyatt (Porte, Baby Daddy), a sophisticated, New York City financier who returns home for the holidays in an effort to convince his mother, Deb (MacDowell, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day) to sell the family’s ranch and beloved magical Winter Wonderland attraction. In the midst of his mission, an unexpected romance ignites with the new ranch hand Heath (Di Pace, Fuller House) reawakening the spirit of Christmas. The film also stars Caroline Harris (Westworld) and Carlos Sanz (Stronger, Crank). 

“This feel good project captures the importance of inclusive storytelling, the power of love and the spirit of the holidays all rolled into one,” said Meghan Hooper, EVP, Head of Original Movies and Limited Series. 

The film also includes new original songs from Cody Belew (Hang Your Hat On My Christmas Tree), Fancy Hagood (Christmas Kiss) and Styles Haury (Christmas All Alone). 

Dashing is written and directed by Jake Helgren. The executive producers are Stephanie Slack and Margret Huddleston from Off Camera Entertainment in association with The Ninth House’s Jake Helgren and Autumn Federici.  Meghan Hooper and Andrew Lutin are executive producers for MTV Studios.

About Off Camera Entertainment 

OFF CAMERA ENTERTAINMENT is the production company launched in 2018 from the partnership of Stephanie Slack & Margret H. Huddleston, two former corporate entertainment executives, to develop and produce quality female-driven inclusive films independently. The first film they produced under this shingle, Dangerous Lies, was nominated for two People’s Choice Awards including Best Drama Movie of 2020. 

About Ninth House

Starting up in 2017 by joint partners Autumn Federici and Jake Helgren, The Ninth House is committed to creating a broad range of entertaining and quality feature film content.  Together in four years Federici and Helgren have produced over twenty features geared toward a wide range of domestic TV outlets as well as international buyers, with a strong focus on elevated storytelling while also catering to broad-based foreign markets.  Helgren and Federici are repped by Nicholas Kurtz of Dunlap, Bennett and Ludwig and QCI Partners, Inc.

Talent Representation

Andie MacDowell: Wolf | Kasteler Public Relations

Carlos Sanz: Lighthouse Entertainment 

Caroline Harris: CESD Talent 

Peter Porte: Buchwald and Alchemy Entertainment

Juan Pablo Di Pace: Katz PR


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