Mission Pictures International

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Mission Pictures International (MPI) is a foreign sales, finance, and distribution company specializing in family and faith-based entertainment for mainstream audiences worldwide.

Since Mission’s inception in 2008 CEO/Founder Cindy Bond has been committed to expanding upon its brand of entertaining and life-affirming feature film and television programming, and has produced over 200 films. Headquartered in Calabasas, California, MPI annually exhibits at all major Film and TV markets, including NATPE, Berlin, Filmart (HKTDC), MIP-TV, The Marche Du Film in Cannes, MIPCOM and AFM. Mission’s productions include Hallmark Channel’s Enchanted Christmas starring Alexa and Carlos PenaVega and the independent feature film I Can Only Imagine starring Dennis Quaid, which released through Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions on March 16, 2018. I Can Only Imagine shattered industry box office predictions to take the #3 spot at the U.S. box office in its first 2 weeks of release. I Can Only Imagine grossed over $83 million to date in domestic ticket sales, a rare A+ Cinemascore and become the #3 Music Biopic and #6 Christian Film in modern day history.

History[edit]

Mission Pictures International was founded in 2008 by entertainment industry veterans Cindy Bond and Chevonne O'Shaughnessy.[1]

The company specializes in distributing family friendly films such as Like Dandelion Dust, based on the Karen Kingsbury novel, and starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper.[2]

In 2011 MPI picked up foreign rights for the Hallmark Channel original movie The Shunning, starring Danielle Panabaker,[3] as well as two new feature films, The 5th Quarter, starring Aidan Quinn and Andie MacDowell, and Seven Days in Utopia, starring Robert Duvall.[4]

The company maintains offices in Studio City and Van Nuys, California, USA.

Films distributed by MPI[edit]

Title Release date
Redeeming Love 2022
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio 2014
The Confession 2012
The Heart of Christmas
The Encounter: Paradise Lost
Escape
The Mark: Redemption
The Mark
Hardflip
I'm in Love with a Church Girl
The Genesis Code
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper
Flatline
Seven Days in Utopia 2011
The 5th Quarter
The Shunning
Trinity Goodheart
Countdown
My Last Day Without You
Christmas with a Capital C
Marriage Retreat
Marcelino Pan y Vino 2010
Letters to God
What If...
The Way Home
To Save a Life 2009
The Mighty Macs
Like Dandelion Dust
One Night with the King 2006
Bella
The Omega Code 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeremy Kay (11 November 2008). "O'Shaugnessy, Bond launch production & sales outfit Mission Pictures". Screen Daily. Emap Ltd. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  2. ^ John W. Kennedy (2 August 2011). "Cindy Bond and Chevonne O'Shaughnessy are on a faith-filled cinematic mission". beliefnet. Beliefnet, Inc. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Mission Pictures International Signs on to 'Beverly Lewis's The Shunning,' An Original Hallmark Movie with Sony Pictures' Affirm Films". Christian News Wire. Christian Communication Network. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. ^ Jeremy Kay (5 November 2011). "Mission Pictures International adds pair of new titles". Screen Daily. Emap Ltd. Retrieved 3 February 2012.

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