Speaker Kelly Garrett
Vice President, Development
Kelly Garrett is Vice President, Development for Hallmark Media. Garrett is based in Studio City and reports to Senior Vice President, Development Samantha DiPippo. Garrett plays an integral role in the development of Hallmark Media’s iconic holiday programming, sourcing material and spearheading projects from development to production to final delivery. Garrett joins Hallmark Media after over 14 years at Disney, most recently in the role of Executive Director, Original Programming at Freeform, working in both original movies and current series. Among the projects she oversaw during her long tenure are original movies The Thing About Harry, Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve, Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas, The Turkey Drop, Holidaze, The Mistle-Tones, and Lovestruck: The Musical, in addition to some of Freeform’s most successful original series, including the GLAAD-nominated Good Trouble, Cruel Summer, The Fosters, Siren, Peabody Award-winning Switched at Birth, Stitchers, and Young & Hungry.
Before joining Freeform (then ABC Family) in 2008, Garrett worked for TV movie producer Von Zerneck-Sertner Films and Executive Producer Stephanie Germain. She started her LA career as a Page at NBC following a move from Kansas where she was a news producer right after college.