*Our* Mission

Our mission is to create inspirational and stimulating content that enriches lives and promotes excellence in family entertainment.

Haylett Entertainment

Haylett Publishing was founded when author Jane West Bakerink decided to self-publish The Lonesome Pine, her story about a pine tree’s dream of becoming a Christmas tree. Throughout the years, the book has become a holiday tradition in households across the country.

Due to the overwhelming response from Jane’s fans, Haylett Entertainment has produced Piney: The Lonesome Pine, based on the book The Lonesome Pine.

The animated special aired in the U.S. December 2020 through January 2021 on Disney Junior, The Disney Channel, and the DisneyNow app. Piney will be back on the Disney platforms for the 2021 holiday season, as well as other countries around the world… territories TBA. The original motion picture soundtrack is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, and Deezer.

 

*Meet* Jay & Jane

Jane West Bakerink

Jay Bakerink

*Origins of* The Name 'Haylett'

“Darling, you’ve just got to get on with it!” Let me tell you about Joan and how Haylett Entertainment found its name.

My love for Joan began quite by accident. But as I have always believed; nothing beautiful happens by chance. I found her in her garden in Southern England – while I walked the path for a visit to a relative’s home with my very young daughter, Katie. I would discover later, she was a real-life angel, disguised as a middle-aged woman with kind eyes and a smile to match – it was an instant and mutual emotional embrace of the heart.