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MONTEREY MEDIA'S HOLIDAY BEGINS WITH SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATION

November 30, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA- monterey media is pleased to announce that Nik Fackler, writer and director of "Lovely, Still", has been nominated in the Best First Screenplay category of Film Independent's Spirit Awards for his screenplay of the film. monterey media premiered "Lovely, Still" in New York and Los Angeles as part of a robust autumn theatrical before releasing the DVD on November 9th.

"An impressive debut from Nik Fackler, featuring beautiful performances from Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn, who head a dream cast rounded out by the always excellent Adam Scott and Elizabeth Banks."-Jenelle Riley, Back Stage Magazine

Lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau, "9", "Ed Wood") braves precarious wintry snow on the walk from his job at the grocery store to his home only to discover a stranger (Ellen Burstyn, "Requiem for a Dream") in his house. What begins as an awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a new chance for romance and the elderly couple's love affair takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey that reveals an unexpected twist.

"A movie as expertly made as this, and as tender and subtly beautiful as this, deserves to be seen"- Cinematical

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also on hand. Selected from 220 submissions, this year's winners will be announced at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. on the beach in Santa Monica. The 26th annual awards show will air exclusively that night on IFC at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Jenny Manocchio
Publicity Director
jmanocchio@montereymedia.com


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