Now they have a Mission

Bond, O'Shaughnessy push faith-based films

Veteran industry executives Cindy Bond and Chevonne O'Shaughnessy are uniting to form Mission Pictures, a company dedicated solely to the production, marketing and worldwide distribution of faith-based feature films.

Bond and O'Shaughnessy previously collaborated on the 2007 animated film "The Ten Commandments" from Promenade Pictures' Epic Stories of the Bible film series.

Bond and O'Shaughnessy will serve as co-presidents of Mission Pictures, which initially plans to release six to eight films per year. Mission will produce projects in house as well as acquire feature films of varying budgets, all of which must meet the company's discerning criteria, the company said.

First up on the Mission slate is "Noah's Ark: The New Beginning," a CG-animated feature film featuring the voices of Michael Keaton, Marcia Gay Harden, Rob Schneider and Nicollette Sheridan.

The movie marks the second installment of the Epic Stories from Promenade. The company also has numerous projects in development with other companies and production houses.

Bond and O'Shaughnessy also will continue their current executive positions at their respective companies. Bond will remain president and COO of Promenade Pictures, the family driven production and distribution company she co-founded with studio head Frank Yablans, while O'Shaughnessy will continue as president of American Cinema International, the company she co-founded with industry veteran George Shamieh who serves as CEO.