"This Magic Moment" is a Hallmark Original Movie that premiered on Hallmark Channel on Aug. 17, 2013. The romantic movie stars Diane Neal, Travis Schuldt, Alaina Huffman, Vincent Spano and Charles Shaughnessy.
"This Magic Moment" opens with a dream sequence, as small town video store owner Clark Gable (Travis Schuldt - "Scrubs") dreams about his movie star crush Helena Harris (Diane Neal -“Law & Order: SVU”). He awakes with a start and soon learns that the star is actually coming to the town of Stone's Throw to shoot a movie.
Helena is a famous movie star who breezes into town for a role in her latest movie, along with famed director Duncan Doyle, played by Emmy winner Charles Shaughnessy ("Stanley," "Days of our Lives"). Her ex-boyfriend, aging movie hunk Roberto Molinez (Vincent Spano - "Sangue Caldo") co-stars in the movie and arrives along with the cast and crew to the small town of Stone's Throw where they shoot on location.
Clark Gable explains to Helena that his father owned the local movie theater and named him after the "Gone with the Wind" actor. Clark finds himself in a love triangle when Helena befriends him. Clark's ex-girlfriend Emily MacIntyre (Alaina Huffman - "SGU Stargate Universe") becomes part of another love triangle when she meets Roberto and sparks fly.
Helena is a glamorous movie star, but she has a reputation for being a very nice and down-to-earth person. When she and Roberto arrive in town she pretends to be over their romance, but she still has feelings for her cheating ex-boyfriend. Helena and Clark form an unlikely friendship and she asks Clark to pretend to be her love interest to make Roberto jealous. In exchange, Helena agrees to help Clark with his screenwriting career.
Soon, rumors fly around town about the love connection between the home-town boy and the movie star. The tempting relationship complicates Clark's friendship with his high school sweetheart Emily, who is newly divorced and recently returned to Stone's Throw.
Helena and Clark’s fake romance successfully brings out the green monster in Roberto who takes drastic measures which backfire on him. Roberto decides to win Helena back by making her jealous and romances Emily.
Helena and Clark form a bond of true friendship and the sparks of real romance fly. Clark makes plans to close his video store and move to Hollywood to advance his screenwriting career, but realizes that his relationship with Helena will be different once they are in Hollywood.
Director Doyle Duncan (Shaughnessy) begins to wrap production and Helena and Clark are faced with a decision. They must decide if they are meant to live happily ever after together, or if there are happier endings elsewhere for their love stories.
“This Magic Moment,” is a Mediapool Production in association with Larry Levinson Productions. Larry Levinson is the executive producer. Randy Pope and Amanda Phillips Atkins are the co-executive producers. James Wilberger is the producer. David S. Cass, Sr. directed from a script by Gary Goldstein.