Santorum's New Career: Movie Mogul
He's the new boss of Christian film company
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2013 1:04 AM CDT
Former presidential candidate and US Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at Grosse Pointe South High School earlier this year.   (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)

(Newser) – Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum has launched a new career in show business. The conservative Republican is the new CEO of Dallas-based Christian film company EchoLight Studios, reports the AP. Santorum, who has invested in the company and has been on its board for a year, says he believes entertainment "can be strength and light for people who want to be uplifted and reinforced in their values."

"You have millions of Americans who don't go to the movies because they don't want to see, and they don't want their children seeing, certain content," says Santorum, who believes Dallas has the potential to become the Christian Hollywood. EchoLight's next movie, The Redemption of Henry Myers, tells the tale of a bank robber in the Old West and will be released this fall.

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Jul 11, 2013 8:14 AM CDT
I'll say this about Santorum... at least he is putting his money where his mouth is. Rather than complain about some of the tripe Hollywood produces he's taking action. If he can be successful producing films with a Christian perspective, then good for him. Personally, I do not feel it will work out so well for him, however, we'll see what the market shows.
Jun 28, 2013 4:49 PM CDT
Two thumbs down.
Jun 26, 2013 6:32 PM CDT
Oh crap! I thought we saw the last of Tricky Ricky.