America’s Next Top Mogul

Why Rick Santorum decided to leave politics (for now) and become the CEO of a Texas-based Christian film studio.
Photograph by Jed Rollins

In the food court of a nearly empty mall in North Dallas, Rick Santorum is explaining the importance of authentic characters and narrative arcs. It’s mid-morning on a Tuesday, most of the stores aren’t open yet, and the fire alarm is blaring for reasons unknown. Santorum is dressed in a dark suit, no tie, and a pair of Tony Lama cowboy boots he bought in Denver. His entourage consists

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