EchoLight Studios – Rick Santorum’s Christmas Gift

Remember when Rick Santorum ran for president to try to change the Google search results for his name? Well, after that, he took a job as CEO at EchoLight Studios, a Christian film studio known for producing Christian film (duh-doy!), including the beloved A Wobots Christmas.

Well, Echolight Studios is hitting the news again, first for their upcoming theatrical release The Christmas Candle, based on best-selling Christian author Max Lucado’s book and featuring singing sensation Susan Boyle.

Nothing out of the ordinary ever happens in the small village of Gladbury — except at Christmas. Legend has it that every twenty-five years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights the Christmas Candle will see their request granted on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the modern age, all that is about to change. With the arrival of David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a skeptical, young minister, Gladbury’s humble candlemaker, Edward Haddington (Sylvester McCoy) must fight to preserve his family’s legacy. When the Christmas Candle goes missing, the miraculous and the human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the town of Gladbury has ever seen.

The Christmas Candle releases November 22.

But now Echolight Studios is making headlines for another reason – infighting! Yes, amazingly enough, Rick Santorum can’t play well with others, and that has caused tension with the upper management of Echolight Studios, including the firing of two higher ups – Echolight chief global strategist Christopher Morrow, and Echolight president Bobby Downes. Morrow refused to give Santorum financial information about a film called Hoovey that lead to a bunch of hooting and hollering and firing, while Downes was bad talking Santorum to anyone who would listen – including backers of the studio – and got the axe for that. Then mysteriously the Echolight Facebook Page suddenly went on an anti-Santorum rant, and Rick Santorum responded by filing lawsuits against the two men.

Now, I will say that as CEO, Santorum should have been given the financial information about Hoovey, and the fact that he wasn’t is very suspicious. Bobby Downes has been identified as a founder of Echolight Studios before, but now Santorum is claiming no such thing, despite the press release announcing Santorum’s hire saying Downes was. A glorious mess this lawsuit will be, I pity the judge that has to read all the case files. This has the potential to seriously impact more entries in the Wobots series, which is where I draw my line in the sand! Give me more Wobots!

A Wobots Christmas

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