Mandalay Sports Action Entertainment, an affiliate of Mandalay Pictures, has announced a partnership with Lone Runner Entertainment to develop and produce TV and feature projects.

The Mandalay Lone Runner partnership, to focus on “inspirational” pics, will be led by William Winokur, who founded Lone Runner in 2003.

Mandalay Sports Action Entertainment prexy David Salzberg and exec producers Frederico Lapenda and Christian Tureaud will work with Winokur in developing Mandalay Lone Runner projects.

Winokur, whose novel “Marathon” will be published early next year by Kissena Park Press, will work on writing and securing financing for projects. His background includes 20 years as an investment banker on Wall Street working for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, L.F. Rothschild and Chemical Investment Bank.

Lone Runner recently established a partnership with Canadian production and distribution company Titan Global Media, which will provide financing and production support. Titan’s Jim Townsend will play a role in identifying and developing Mandalay Lone Runner projects.