Angie Polk is the Vice President of Dvelopment at Hallmark Media. Polk is based in Los Angeles and reports to Senior Vice President, Development, Samantha DiPippo. Polk oversees the creation of original premiere movies and specials, managing all aspects of pre-production, development, production, and post-production. With a focus on increased diversity and inclusion, she shepherds the vision for content with writers and producers, guiding cross-functional teams to execute productions on time. Polk’s projects include conceiving and developing the network’s first baking competition series Christmas Cookie Matchup, and championing the launch of the top-performing film on Hallmark’s streaming service Hallmark Movies Now, Every Time a Bell Rings. Polk joined the company as a manager of programming & development in 2016. Prior to working at Hallmark Media, Polk served as a programming & development coordinator at NBC Universal’s Syfy & Chiller networks. She began her career in the page program at NBC Universal. Polk was selected for the 2022 WICT Rising Leader Program as a result of her work at Hallmark Media. She graduated from Elon University with a degree in Broadcast Communications.