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Rick Santorum to head new Christian film studio

25 June 2013 5:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The former Us presidential hopeful will be CEO of a faith-based movie company that plans to recruit talent from Hollywood

Rick Santorum, the evangelical former Us presidential hopeful who lost out to Mitt Romney in last year's Republican primaries, is to head a new studio which aims to bring faith-based film-making to Hollywood.

Texas-based EchoLight studios hopes to have a $20m fund in place within weeks to make Christian-oriented "family-friendly" movies. Its first film will be a western titled The Redemption of Henry Myers. The story will focus on a bank robber who is left for dead by his accomplices and nursed back to health by a widow and her young children. EchoLight is also planning a modern-day, non-musical retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours.

Santorum, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination on a conservative platform opposing gay marriage and legal abortions, »

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Former Senator Rick Santorum Is Running A Movie Studio Now

24 June 2013 5:58 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As a site dedicated to entertainment news, we don't often discuss politics. But today the topics of movies and politicians have unavoidably dovetailed, so let's talk Rick Santorum. The former Republican Senator of Pennsylvania who threw his hat in the presidential race of 2012 has been elected the CEO of EchoLight Studios, a company that plans to "produce, finance, market and distribute faith-based, family films across all releasing platforms," according to Religion News Service. The site claims EchoLight has a "full pipeline of films with established directors and a growing cadre of 'faith and family' stars as committed as the directors and producers." The newly formed studio will release their first feature, The Redemption of Henry Myers on September 1st of this year. Then 2014 will see the release of Hoovey, a reportedly inspirational biopic about Illinois basketball player Eric .Hoovey. Elliott that boasts stars like Patrick Warburton and Lauren Holly, and »

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