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Los Angeles, CA (July 10, 2013) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all United States & Canada rights to EMMY Nominated writer/director Sam Logan Khaleghi's crime drama Approaching Midnight.

Approaching Midnight features an exciting starring cast, among them Academy of Country Music Award Winner for New Female Vocalist of the Year Jana Kramer ("One Tree Hill," "Entourage," "90210," "Friday Night Lights," Prom Night, along with her ACM nomination for Top New Artist of the Year and CMT and Teen Choice nominations), Brandon T. Jackson (returning as co-star Grover in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief ,), and Mia Serafino (The Butterfly Effect 3, Tar).

An August 27th red carpet premiere event with Emagine Theatres in Detroit will commence the theatrical launch with a portion of the evening's proceeds benefitting The American Legion followed by the Digital & DVD release in October.

"We're excited to be partnering with monterey media to introduce a film to audiences that embodies the experiences and emotions of the soldier returning home. Additionally, Motown means a lot to the history of the entertainment industry. We're thrilled to be world premiering the film in Detroit for charitable purpose and our veterans", says Sam Logan Khaleghi "I'm from Detroit and so are Brandon, Jana and Mia."

"Sam has done a wonderful job in his compelling use of exciting young actors to weave and draw us into the story", commented Scott Mansfield, monterey media President.

About "Approaching Midnight"
Approaching Midnight is a gripping action-crime-drama that follows young Army staff sergeant Wesley Kent's return to his small town after being wounded in the war in Afghanistan. Coping with burying his best friend from the war (Brandon T. Jackson), he must now endure the news of the death of his girlfriend Aspen (Jana Kramer) who passed away in a car accident while he was away. Seeking information about the accident, his unanswered questions grow as he begins uncovering a web of mysterious circumstances and possible corruption that may lead all the way to Aspen's father, the town's Mayor, and his run for Governor.

About monterey media inc.
monterey media ( is celebrating 30+ years as an exclusive distributor of quality films. It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely tailored distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated for Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Awards and include films having premiered at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as a film on Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.

About The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

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monterey media inc.

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