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Los Angeles, CA (June 2, 2015) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights to Tatia Pilieva's debut feature film Forever. Co-written by Gill Dennis and Tatia Pilieva Forever stars Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood" ,"Daredevil", Ruby Sparks), Luke Grimes (50 Shades of Grey, American Sniper, Taken 2, The Wait), Ioan Gruffudd ("Forever", Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) and John Diehl (Road to Nowhere, Jurassic Park III, Stargate). The deal was negotiated with UTA Independent Film Group, Elysium Industry, and monterey media's Scott Mansfield. The US theatrical launch is planned for early Autumn.

"The acquisition marks the first sale for Elysium Industry, created by The Art of Elysium in 2012 to introduce an entirely new philanthropic studio model to filmmaking. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the mission of our non-profit." stated Jennifer Howell, Founder The Art of Elysium.

"Tatia's uniquely styled ability to reach and move people is a wonderful phenomenon - her initial YouTube video "First Kiss" is now over 103 Million views - and she has brought her beautiful vision to 'Forever', a moving, poignant, and in some very real ways, frightening story." commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About Forever
Alice is a young, passionate investigative reporter. She suffers a sorrowful loss and her reporter's instinct leads her to an enigmatic commune where she begins to plot her next story. Instead she begins to unravel the paradox of loss and find her will to live and love again.

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.

About The Art of Elysium
The Art of Elysium is an artist's charity that is committed to healing the world through art by recruiting, supporting and encouraging artists to give back to individuals and populations in need globally using their creativity and artistry. By training artists in service and connecting them with those who need support, The Art of Elysium provides the artistic community with an outlet to use their skills to give back to the causes they care about most.

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