Hallmark lands Breakthrough telefilm trio


TORONTO -- Canadian distributor Breakthrough Entertainment on Monday said it has sold three TV movies to NBC Universal's Hallmark Channel.

As part of the licensing agreement, NBC Universal Global Networks picked up three telefilms -- "The Road To Christmas," "Absolution" and "Cradle Of Lies" -- that were originally produced by Toronto-based Blueprint Entertainment for the Lifetime channel in the U.S. and Global Television in Canada.

NBC Universal intends to air them later this year on the Hallmark Channel in the U.K., Ireland, Asia, Australia, Hungary, Romania and Poland.