Cantinas Entertainment has acquired Mission Pictures to form Cantinas Distribution.

The new entity will be bundled up with an established P&A fund and is led by Mission Pictures co-founder Cindy Bond.

The plan is to release “positive, life-affirming films” in North America. Bond and her team plan to have a major presence at the leading film markets and will be on the ground this week at Sundance.

“We are thrilled to announce the formation of Cantinas Distribution,” said Cantinas Entertainment co-founder and CEO Greg Campbell.

“This fulfils one of the core components for Cantinas Entertainment to become one of the next-gen content providers of quality entertainment. We are equally excited to be partnering with Cindy who is a respected industry leader and her vision that is in lock-step with our long-term strategic goals for the company.”

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Mission Pictures and me personally,” said Bond. “I look forward to putting my passion and experience into action alongside Greg and his team to make Cantinas the global destination for high-quality, inspirational entertainment.”

The Cantinas slate includes Heaven Sent directed by Michael Landon, Jr and currently in post, as well as Francine Rivers bestseller Redeeming Love and Bridge To Jabez, which will be a co-fi and co-production arrangement with Mike Medavoy, Doug McKay and Robert Kaplan of Rubicon Entertainment and Christopher Trunkey.

McKay and Kaplan will produce Cantinas feature based on Brenda Spahn’s book Miss Brenda And The Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story Of Grace, God And Gumption.