Chevonne O’Shaughnessy is the co-founder and president of Mission Pictures International (MPI), and American Cinema International (ACI).
Chevonne began her career as the President of International sales for PM Entertainment. Her ten years in this position resulted in the production and sales of over 176 feature films and two successful television series. PM produced and distributed original prime time product for numerous international TV clients and domestic cable networks, with the distinction of being one of the first suppliers for HBO World Premier Movies. PM remains one of the few among the competitive world of independent filmmaking that consistently generates high quality Action Adventure feature films. She has also served as the executive producer of numerous films and TV-mini series’ including El Dorado, Born to Race, Power Play, Phase IV and many more.
In 2000, Chevonne founded American Cinema International, along with George Shamieh, with the goal of distributing and producing high quality commercial motion pictures throughout the world. In less than ten years, ACI has produced 20 action/disaster films with international sales and domestic prime time broadcasts on USA, SCI-FI, and HBO Premier. The company utilizes ACI studios in foreign markets such as Canada, Spain, Brazil, and Romania to ensure tax incentives and higher production values.
Throughout her experience in international sales, Chevonne recognized a niche market for Inspirational and family oriented material. In 2008, she founded Mission Pictures International along with Promenade Pictures COO and President, Cindy Bond, with the goal of creating a brand of quality content that will best serve this unique market. Within their first year, MPI successfully acquired more than 12 titles for theatrical and TV releases, and is quickly achieving their mission to bring positive, inspirational messages back into the global marketplace. Since its inception, MPI has acquired over sixty films for theatrical, home video and TV release, and has become the international destination for films to the family and faith market. Some of the major feature films include box office hit, October Baby, The Heart of Christmas, which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012, Letters to God, Mighty Macs and more.
In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Chevonne serves the Trustee Board of Women in Film Foundation and her families Foundation Board, where The I. A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation give generous amount of monies to Notre Dame and St. Thomas. Chevonne was also a member of the Glendale Memorial board for five years. Additionally, Chevonne makes guest appearances at Chapman University each quarter and teaches International Distribution to students.