Mission Pictures International (MPI) announced today that Travis Mann has been hired as full-time head of production for their foreign sales, finance, and distribution company. Founded in 2008, MPI specializes in high quality family and faith-based entertainment for mainstream audiences worldwide.  Travis will be leading MPI’s expansion into the finance and production of original content. 

“Mission’s growth over the past few years has been phenomenal,” says Travis. “The next step for Mission is to ramp up its own production slate and I’m very pleased to be working with Cindy Bond and Chevonne O’Shaugnessy to accomplish that goal.” 

“We are so excited to have Travis be a part of our team,” comments Cindy Bond. “Based on our past experience working with him combined with his extensive background and knowledge, we know he will be an incredible asset to Mission Pictures.”

Travis is a producer and entertainment attorney specializing in the finance, development and production of feature films.  Travis began his career working as a production assistant on Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July and JFK.  Shortly after law school, Travis worked at Walt Disney Pictures and Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, LLP where he represented Warner Bros. and New Regency, as well as a host of independent producers and production companies.  Travis later acted as head of business affairs and business development for Crystal Sky Pictures, Inferno Entertainment and Infinity Films.  In addition, Travis has optioned his original pitches Camp Woodward to Storyline Entertainment and Disney, Fearless to Rob Schneider and Sony, and Smoke to Bruce Willis and Cheyenne Enterprises, and his screenplays Godspeed and Nuclear One recently won national screenwriting competitions.

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 our unique vision, passion and expertise we are able to strategically and effectively maximize our brand within the global marketplace. We 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.

Mission Pictures slate include 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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