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

(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.

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)
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