"Beyond the Blackboard," A New Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation Available Now on SpiritClips.com

Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT

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"Beyond the Blackboard," A New Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation Available Now on SpiritClips.com

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LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Beyond the Blackboard," the latest Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Emily VanCamp ("Brothers and Sisters," "Everwood"), which premiered on CBS Sunday, April 24th, is available now to stream online at SpiritClips.com. Premium members of SpiritClips.com will be able to enjoy the full-length film at no additional charge, while free and non-members can view the film for just $1.99 from April 25-May 1 and $3.99 from May 2 onwards.

"Beyond the Blackboard" is based on the inspiring true story of Stacey Bess, a 24-year-old wife and mother of two in Salt Lake City who long dreamed of becoming a teacher. Stacey sets out to get her first teaching position after graduating from college, but with the school year already underway, she finds her options limited. She ends up accepting a position at "a school with no name," where she is expected to teach homeless children from grades one through six in one makeshift classroom. With the support from her husband, Stacey is able to overcome many tough challenges to eventually transform the barren space into a warm, comfortable environment where her young students not only acquire knowledge; they also acquire self-respect and a measure of dignity.

ABOUT SPIRITCLIPS.COM – SpiritClips.com is home to the web's most inspiring content. SpiritClips are Academy Award-caliber, inspirational short films and video e-cards designed to warm your soul and lift your spirit. They are produced in a variety of formats: live action, documentary, and animation. SpiritClips original short films are created with the same craftsmanship and commitment to quality as a theatrical-release film.

In addition, SpiritClips.com offers Video on Demand films and videos from the world's greatest inspirational content producers such as Hallmark Hall of Fame, the most respected name in inspirational, entertaining film for television, and Bud Greenspan the most respected name in Olympic documentary films.

SpiritClips was founded by Academy Award-winning producer Rob Fried, whose many films include the classics Hoosiers and Rudy. SpiritClips is based in Los Angeles, CA, and is staffed by a passionate team of filmmakers and digital media professionals.

ABOUT HALLMARK HALL OF FAME – For 60 years, Hallmark Hall of Fame has presented compelling, emotionally satisfying movies that epitomize quality and good taste. It's the most-honored program in the history of television. Born in the era of fully sponsored television programming, the Hallmark Hall of Fame has stood the test of time and has been largely responsible for elevating the Hallmark brand to the status of an American icon. To date, the series has earned 80 Emmys, nine Golden Globes, 11 Peabody Awards, 25 Christopher Awards, and four Humanitas Prizes.

What matters most to Hallmark, however, is the ongoing positive response of viewers. Hallmark Hall of Fame is "event TV." Loyal viewers often plan an evening around it and claim to enjoy the commercials as much as the program.

For more information contact:
Chae Yi, Marketing Manager

SOURCE SpiritClips.com

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