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Los Angeles, CA (March 8, 2016) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. rights to Andrew Currie's off-beat comedy "The Steps" starring EMMY nominee Jason Ritter ("Parenthood", "Joan of Arcadia"), Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui, Golden Globe Winner James Brolin ("Life in Pieces"), and Academy Award Winner Christine Lahti (Swing Shift, "Chicago Hope", "Amerika") from Entertainment One's Seville International.

The deal was negotiated by Seville International's Anick Poirier with monterey media's Scott Mansfield. "The Steps" premiered at TIFF which makes this monterey media's 12th TIFF Premiere acquisition. The US release is planned for June.

"The audience at the screening was laughing and charmed, and we are delighted to be working again with our friends at Seville to be bringing the film to American audiences," commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About "The Steps"
An uptight New Yorker and his party girl sister visit their dad's lake house to meet his new wife and her rough-around-the-edges kids prompting a clash of cultures quickly descending into chaos. When the "step" parents announce they are also adopting a child to bring this "family" together, lingering bitterness and current disappointments wreak havoc as these strangers slowly, and hilariously, figure out how to perhaps become a family.

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.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

Seville International is the company's Montreal-based international film distribution arm specializing in strong independent films with crossover potential and arthouse films with award pedigree from Qu├ębec, Canada and around the world.

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