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Los Angeles, CA (February 12, 2015) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights to Kimberly Levin's gripping debut "Runoff." Starring Joanne Kelly ("Warehouse 13," "Hostages"), Independent Spirit Award nominee Tom Bower (Crazy Heart, Die Hard 2), Neal Huff (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, "The Wire") and Alex Shaffer (Win Win, The Lifeguard). The deal was negotiated between Mark Urman, Producer Kurt Pitzer, Executive Producers Will Battersby and Peter Askin and monterey media's Scott Mansfield. "Runoff" received strong critical praise in its Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, followed by Hamptons International Film Festival and Woodstock Film Festival. A late spring theatrical release is planned.

"It is exciting to distribute such a finely crafted and in many ways important film which critics have already praised as 'Riveting,' 'Powerful' and 'Remarkable,' containing a truly moving and exceptional performance by Joanne Kelly," commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About "Runoff"
The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land. Recalling all that is heartland Americana, Levin's film combines a narrative urgency with an observational, sensitive and skillfully written style.

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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