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Los Angeles, CA (June 3, 2013) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all United States & Canada rights to writer/director Jeremy Leven's (The Notebook, Don Juan DeMarco) Girl on a Bicycle. From the Producers of the Academy Award winning film The Lives of Others Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg, Girl on a Bicycle is a charming Romantic Comedy set in Paris starring internationally renowned Nora Tschirner, along with Vincenzo Amato, Paddy Considine, and Louise Monot. The deal was concluded between monterey's Scott Mansfield and Meghan Oliver and Ben Weiss of Paradigm. monterey plans a theatrical release in the Autumn of 2013.

"The film began with a simple event - in Paris one afternoon I saw a beautiful French girl on a bicycle ride by and I could see how one could not only fantasize endlessly, but, if carried too far, she could completely turn one's life upsidedown, with comic consequences. When the opportunity presented itself to work with Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg, as well as such talented actors as Nora, Vincenzo, Louise and Paddy, the fantasy became a reality, at least on film. The film is in the can, and the French beauties still ride by," says Jeremy Leven.

"We are so very thrilled to be distributing Jeremy's new film, following the Warner Bros. release in Germany. This is a truly delightful and funny comedy, an actual 'date'movie for both young and not so young," commented Scott Mansfield, monterey media President.

About "Girl on a Bicycle"
Paolo, an Italian tour bus driver living in the "second most beautiful city in the world", Paris, has just summoned up the courage to propose marriage to his flight attendant girlfriend Greta when, per chance, he encounters the alluring, mysterious Girl on a Bicycle. Infatuation is immediate. Obsession follows. Unable to get the image of this beauty out of his head, he seeks advice from his best friend, the witty and womanizing Derek. In his bumbling attempt to meet the Girl, French model Cécile, Paolo accidentally knocks her over with his bus and his life turns madly chaotic.

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.

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