LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantinas Entertainment, LLC has acquired Mission Pictures, co-founded by Cindy Bond. This deal combined with an established P&A fund creates the newly formed Cantinas Distribution, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cantinas Entertainment, LLC.
Effective immediately, Bond will assume oversight of Cantinas Distribution which seeks to acquire positive, life-affirming films for North American theatrical release. Bond and her team plan to have a major presence in major film markets including the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
Greg Campbell, Cantinas Entertainment Co-Founder and CEO, said of the acquisition, "We are thrilled to announce the formation of Cantinas Distribution. This fulfills one of the core components for Cantinas Entertainment to become one of the next-gen content providers of quality entertainment. We are equally excited to be partnering with Cindy who is a respected industry leader and her vision that is in lock-step with our long-term strategic goals for the company."
"This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Mission Pictures and me personally," Bond said. "I look forward to putting my passion and experience into action alongside Greg and his team to make Cantinas the global destination for high-quality, inspirational entertainment."
Cantinas already has multiple projects in the pipeline including the live-action feature HEAVEN SENT, directed by Michael Landon, Jr., currently in post-production. Also in the works is the Francine Rivers best-seller REDEEMING LOVE as well as a co-production and financing deal for BRIDGE TO JABEZ with Mike Medavoy of Phoenix Pictures and his new company, Producers Doug McKay and Robert Kaplan of Rubicon Entertainment, and Producer Christopher Trunkey. In addition, both McKay and Kaplan are currently set to produce the upcoming Cantinas feature based on Brenda Spahn's book "Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God and Gumption."
Cantinas Entertainment is a fully-funded new business venture dedicated to releasing multi-platform entertainment that inspires and informs through positive, life affirming stories. Cantinas believes entertainment should reinforce messages of selfless giving, elevating stories of compassion heroism and optimism. Cantinas aims to spark a sense of hope in audiences around the globe.
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