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 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 the Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award (two nominations in the last three years – one win this year), and NAACP Image Award. Many of our award-winning films have premiered at Sundance, TIFF, Tribeca, and SXSW Film Festivals, as well as on Roger Ebert’s 10 Best Independent Films list.
2014 finds monterey media films on nationwide screens including the acclaimed TIFF Premiere “Half of a Yellow Sun” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton based upon the award-winning best-selling novel, which enjoyed its U.S. premiere as the Red Carpet opening night film at the African Film Festival at Lincoln Center where the film sold out within four hours; “Redwood Highway” starring the two-time Academy Award nominated Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt; and Academy nominated David Strathairn in “ No God, No Master” which portrays the Anarchist terrorism of the 1920’s as a reminder to us today; along with new films starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actors Gerard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Chloe Sevigny, Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Beals, Camryn Manheim, Seymour Cassel and Jena Malone.
The philosophy of doing good while doing well is a philosophy shared by the entire team 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. mmi was awarded a 2013 California Excellence Award Recipient from the United States Trade and Commerce Institute.
monterey is known for its creatively curated 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 home entertainment 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, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt, Thandie Newton, 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.
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