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Los Angeles, CA (August 3, 2015) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights to OF MIND AND MUSIC, based on the acclaimed novel "Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind," by Nicolas Bazan, directed by Richie Adams and starring Aunjanue Ellis ("Quantico", "The Book of Negroes", Men of Honor, The Help, Ray), Joaquim de Almeida (Desperado, Fast Five, Clear and Present Danger), Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum, Oz the Great and Powerful , The Bodyguard) Sharon Lawrence ("NYPD Blue", "Grey's Anatomy") and Ruth Negga ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", World War Z, The Samaritan). The deal was negotiated by producers, Brent Caballero and Richie Adams, and monterey media's Scott Mansfield.

Winner of numerous awards on the festival circuit, including multiple best actress wins for Ellis, and Jury and Audience Award wins at Breckenridge Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, the American Black Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, and others. A winter 2016 theatrical release is planned with a Red Carpet kickoff event in Baton Rouge hosted by Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area.

"I was enchanted by this film from the first moment. It resonates long afterward lyrically like a dance of the heart." commented Ms. Jere Rae-Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About of Mind and Music
A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous.

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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