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Los Angeles, CA (March 30, 2015) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights to "Childless." This uniquely styled film, propelled by powerful acting, is both moving and thought-provoking. From the Producer of the Academy Award nominated In the Bedroom, starring Golden Globe nominee Joe Mantegna, Academy Award nominee Barbara Hershey, Golden Globe nominee Diane Venora and Tony Award winner James Naughton. The deal was negotiated between Sea Lion Films Graham Leader and monterey media’s Scott Mansfield. The theatrical launch will kick off with an opening in New York City on May 15th .

"We are so very thrilled to be on board with these wonderful actors and this distinctive film with its interesting history. After the film was initially tested at just a few festivals (winning the Boston Film Festival Visionary Award), the final editing, pacing and tightening were held up by some clearance issues. Now that they’ve been resolved, we feel we’ve discovered a true gem, and are very excited to be able to share this strikingly original film that the film can now be shared with audiences.," commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About "Childless"
The sudden passing of a teenage girl unsettles the four adults in her life. Jarred by this glimpse of mortality, they struggle to understand – or justify – the current state of their own lives. As each gets ready for the funeral, they speak their private thoughts directly to the camera, leaving it up to the viewer to make sense of these off-kilter, self-serving, yet frequently humorous accounts of the family story. By the end of the day, more than a teenager has been put to rest. Hope beckons.

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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