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November 13 2012- monterey media announces the acquisition of United States & Canadian rights for all media to the ensemble comedy "The Kitchen" from director Ishai Setton (The Big Bad Swim, 3 Days of Normal). "The Kitchen" stars Laura Prepon (That 70's Show, Karla, Netflix' upcoming series Orange is the New Black), Dreama Walker (ABC's Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23, Compliance, Gran Torino) and Bryan Greenberg (Friends With Benefits, HBO's How to Make it in America, Bride Wars).Written by Jim Beggarly (Free Samples) and produced by Emily Ting, the film also features a pulsating indie rock soundtrack, including music from Billboard's chart topping fun. monterey plans a first quarter 2013 theatrical release for "The Kitchen."

"A delightful, sometimes profane, often painfully honest ensemble comedy. Think Empire Records, but with less 90s jeans and a smaller set. The comparison rings true not just in the fact that both films have great ensembles of young, talented future-stars, but that both films feature a soundtrack that rocks.
Clever and fun
"-Film School Rejects

About "The Kitchen"
Jennifer (Laura Prepon) is turning 30 and her best friend, Stan (Matt Bush), is throwing her a party. But she is in no mood to celebrate. She just left her job, as well as her cheating boyfriend, Paul (Bryan Greenberg). Her cynical little sister (Dreama Walker) is threatening to overshadow the whole affair with the most inappropriate party announcement, and she is pretty sure she's too old to still be living with her creepy roommate.

What starts out as a well-intentioned day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated disaster, from an ex-boyfriend who "can't get enough" to the bands dueling in the backyard; disloyal friends showing their true colors and a manic-depressive party photographer seems to have forgotten to take his meds.

In this ensemble comedy set entirely inside a kitchen, turning 30 has never looked so comically chaotic!

"When the crew and cast got together last summer in Glendale to make this little film set entirely inside a kitchen, we had no idea where the film may end up or how it would be received, due to its challenging concept. But after a successful festival run, we're so happy to have found a home for our little labor of love. We are thrilled to be working with monterey media and their dedicated team in bringing the film to audiences everywhere." - Producer Emily Ting

About monterey media
monterey media inc. is celebrating 30 + years as an exclusive distributor of quality motion pictures and programs. Specializing in uniquely tailored distribution and marketing for independent films, and actively engaged in all areas of domestic media, monterey media films have been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Award. Our films include premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW and the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as a film on Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.

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