monterey media inc.
Quality Award Winning Programming since 1979

About The Company

monterey media inc., a uniquely independent studio

monterey media inc., incorporated in 1979, is a privately owned entertainment company. monterey media is actively engaged in all areas of domestic media, including theatrical distribution, film festivals, and other distinctive venues, television, digital delivery and home entertainment markets.

The Company is known for creating unique and distinctive release strategies tailored to each project. By way of example, in 2005, the Company established a joint venture for the creation of a special theatrical event in conjunction with AMC Theatres to launch the motion picture Indigo: A one day, 603 North America venue showing grossed over $1,190,000 box office. Recently, monterey media films have been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Award. Many of our films have premiered at Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and SXSW Film Festivals.

Summer 2011 saw monterey media films on over 100 screens with the acclaimed Monte Hellman Road to Nowhere hailed as “A Certifiable Masterpiece” by Film Comment with it’s premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center; Small Town Murder Songs which premiered at TIFF; and the New York Times Critics’ Pick Harvest. Upcoming, among others, is Famke Janssen’s directorial debut Bringing Up Bobby starring Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman and Marcia Cross, and Gay Maddin's acclaimed Keyhole, premiering at TIFF, Berlin and SXSW starring Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini and Udo Kier.

In 2010, the Company completed a 50 city release including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas for the acclaimed Trucker starring Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion and Benjamin Bratt (chosen by Roger Ebert as one of the ten best independent films of 2009). For Endgame, from the 2009 Sundance Film Festival starring Academy Award winner William Hurt, monterey created a theatrical release in 30 cities (even after a PBS airing) garnering a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination for co-star Chiwetel Ejifor. The action/adventure/romance The Red Baron starring Joseph Fiennes and Lena Headey launched in Los Angeles at Mann’s Chinese on as well as Phoenix, Detroit, San Diego, Portland, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Jacksonville, Louisville and others, while Lovely, Still starring Academy Award Winners Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn opened 45 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Detroit, Philadelphia, Ft. Lauderdale, Denver and San Diego.

The philosophy of doing good while doing well is practically a mantra at monterey media, and in addition to its ritual support of charitable organizations the company has developed a program entitled A Weekend of Unity & Peace. Last year’s feature film was Turk Pipkin’s One Peace at a Time, with music by Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Jack Johnson.

monterey is known for its creatively coordinated marketing strategies incorporating promotional alliances with such strategic partners as Wal-Mart, Fisher Price, Pepsi Cola, American Express, Amnesty International USA, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Patagonia, Body Glove, KIDS FIRST!, Days Inns, Habitat for Humanity, Greenpeace, the International Motorcycle Shows and Healthy World Healthy Child and Air Pacific.

monterey video & Emerging Technologies
The monterey video division is the 2nd oldest independent video manufacturer and distributor in the United States and incorporates distribution to all digital markets. monterey is well known for its broad marketing and its direct relationships with key retail, mail-order and internet sites, schools and libraries, and specialty markets. The versatile monterey video library encompasses unique feature films and documentaries with the Company having been awarded numerous Multi-Platinum RIAA and ITA sales Awards; prestigious Independent films starring such distinguished actors as Susan Sarandon, John Ritter, Tommy Lee Jones, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, David Strathairn, Brian Dennehy, Robin Williams, Danny Glover, among many others; celebrated sports programming including Bruce Brown Films On Any Sunday and The Endless Summer; the most prestigious educational yet entertaining library of films adapted from literature’s renowned authors combined with acclaimed performances from many of Hollywood’s greatest actors; and note-worthy children’s programming. In addition, monterey has the honor of being the first video market licensee of the American Film Institute.

monterey media, inc. 566 Saint Charles Dr. Thousand oaks, CA 91360-3953
phone: 805-494-7199 fax: 805-496-6061

webmaster: Gordon Scott Garcia
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