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Los Angeles, CA (December 3 2014) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights to the funny and poignant "3 Nights in the Desert" with it's wonderful starring cast of SAG award winner Wes Bentley (Interstellar, The Hunger Games, American Beauty, "American Horror Story", and the upcoming Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups) , Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominee Amber Tamblyn ("Two and a Half Men", The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 127 Hours, Django Unchained, Stephanie Daley, "Joan of Arcadia") and SAG award winner Vincent Piazza ("Boardwalk Empire" Jersey Boys). The deal was negotiated between Traction Media's Maren Olson and monterey media's Scott Mansfield, from Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance. The film premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and an early 2015 theatrical release is planned.

"The film features three gifted actors – Wes Bentley, Amber Tamblyn and Vincent Piazza. All three actors know how to hold the screen." - The Hollywood Reporter

"It's rare and exciting to watch such talented young actors working together like they do here.", commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About "3 Nights in the Desert"
What could have been? What might have been? Reunions can be exciting, frustrating, exhilarating, nostalgic, a life given over to practicality while another chases lost dreams. Set against the majestic landscape of the desert, three estranged friends and former bandmates "celebrate" turning 30, carrying their hopes and unresolved wounds, their intertwined romantic baggage, in this funny and poignant look at lost loves, forgotten dreams and missed opportunity.

About monterey media Inc.
monterey media is celebrating over 30 years as an exclusive distributor of quality independent films.
It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely curated distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated or won the Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe Award, and NAACP Image Award, and includes film premieres at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as being included on (the late) Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.
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About New Artists Alliance
In the past two years, NAA has produced over ten feature films. Three of the five narrative features sold during SXSW 2013 were NAA productions including the audience award winner, CHEAP THRILLS. Recently, NAA had two movies premiere at TriBeCa 2014: JUST BEFORE I GO, Courteney Cox's directorial debut (starring Seann William Scott and Olivia Thirlby) and LOITERING WITH INTENT (starring Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei). Gabriel Cowan and John Suits, NAA partners, are currently in production on their 19th feature film.
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Jenny Manocchio
Publicity Director

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