Three years ago, actor Kristoffer Polaha booked what he thought would be a one-time gig in a Hallmark TV movie. But now, he’s got 5 hallmark films under his belt and is currently shooting his sixth. Are they cheesy? Sure. Does Polaha care? No. He tells us how he and the Hallmark Channel fell in love. Then, KCRW’s Matt Holzman took a trip to Netflix offices in Hollywood to sit down with Lisa Nishimura--the woman you have to thank for the hours you’ve lost to ‘Making a Murderer’ or ‘Wild, Wild Country.’ The head of original documentaries and comedy programming for the streamer tells us how she decides what will become a Netflix original documentary.
Kristoffer Polaha on Hallmark movies; Netflix's Lisa Nishimura
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Hollywood news banter
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9 min, 51 sec
Actor Kristoffer Polaha on why he loves doing Hallmark movies
Kristoffer Polaha did not see being a regular in Hallmark movies as part of his career plan. He was an actor in network TV series, including ‘North Shore’ on Fox and ‘Life...
5 min, 56 sec