SOURCE: Rogers & Cowan

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May XX, 2012) – Mission Pictures International (MPI), which was created to fill a unique position and need in the marketplace for family and faith based films, announces their partnership with Guideposts to develop and produce a set of motion pictures based off of the “Love Finds You” book series. The company will have the exclusive right to develop and produce the book series as motion pictures as well as to select certain books and engage writers to adapt them into screenplays.


The “Love Finds You” series is published through Guideposts’ subsidiary publishing company, Summerside, and launched in October 2008. Summerside Press has continually released  new books in the series, with the goal to set at least one novel in each of the fifty states. Each novel has a word count of around 80,000, and the stories are either historical or contemporary. One goal of the series is to give readers a taste of local life across America, thus, each novel draws on the compelling history or unique character of a real place. The plot details of each story remain as faithful as possible to the town’s history, geography, and atmosphere.


For each motion picture, Mission Pictures will supervise and administer the preproduction, production, and postproduction of all the pictures. Mission Pictures will also serve as the distributor for each picture. Travis Mann will produce the films and Mission Pictures owners, Cindy Bond and Chevonne O’Shaugnessy will be the films’ executive producers.


To view a full list of titles from the “Love Finds You” book series, please visit: http://summersidepress.com/Products/LoveFindsYou/tabid/61/Default.aspx


About Mission Pictures International

Mission Pictures International is a foreign sales, finance, and distribution company that specializes in high quality family and faith-based entertainment for mainstream audiences worldwide.

Founded in 2008 by Cindy Bond and Chevonne O’Shaughnessy, MPI’s primary focus and commitment is to create and build a trusted and vibrant brand of entertaining and life-affirming feature film and television programming. With their unique vision, passion and expertise they are able to strategically and effectively maximize their brand within the global marketplace. They achieve this goal by combining the power of our mainstream buyers, distributors and output deals with our international Christian retailers, distributors and global ministry relationships.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, MPI annually exhibits at the following Film and TV Markets: NATPE, Berlin, MIP-TV, Cannes, DISCOP, MIPCOM and AFM.

The Mission Pictures slate includes features such as: Seven Days in Utopia starring Academy Award® Winner Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies), Academy Award® Winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Lucas Black (Jarhead); The Fifth Quarter starring Emmy Award® Nominee Aidan Quinn (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), Golden Globe® Nominee Andie McDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3); Like Dandelion Dust which stars Academy Award® Winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Golden Globe® Nominee Barry Pepper (Seven Pounds, 25th Hour), Cole Hauser (Good Will Hunting) and Maxwell Perry Cotton; Letters to God starring Robyn Lively and Bailee Madison (Brothers); The Way Home starring Dean Cain (Out of Time); To Save a Life; Bella; as well as the animated series Buzz and Poppy and Animated Kids Bible.

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