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July 15, 2008 Thousand Oaks, CA- Seven Academy Award nominated Actors (One Winner!), Julian Lennon, and the film nominated for 8 Awards of the Israel Film Academy highlight the upcoming theatrical slate from monterey media.

Continuing to cultivate its theatrical division and reinforcing the Company's status as a leading independent studio, new monterey media films are winning awards, booking theaters, and boasting a roster of acclaimed actors as they head to theaters and beyond.

"Ripple Effect"stars Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen, and Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver. The film recently won the Best Picture Award at both the Boston International Film Festival and Sedona Film Festival, with theatrical openings set in, among other markets, Detroit, Denver, Austin, Madison and Santa Fe.

'The Sensation of Sight"starring Academy Award nominee David Strathairn is a Film Pick of the Week from the Boston Globe, Winner of Best Picture at the New Hampshire Film Festival and currently booking theaters for late summer.

"the Secrets" carries the distinction of being a huge success at the Israel box office, and nominations for 8 Awards of the Israel Film Academy. This poignant and lovely film was also awarded Best Feature at the Jackson Hole Film Festival and was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. The signature opening night red carpet presentation of the film launched the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, with the film reaching theaters in the autumn.

Winner of 8 International Film Festival Awards, "whaledreamers" is an eco-friendly, environmental "green"documentary produced by Julian Lennon. The film features a special appearance by twice Academy Award nominated John Hurt and will launch it's theatrical release in late August.

"When I Find the Ocean" is a family film that has been awarded the highest honor (5 Doves) from the Dove Foundation and KIDS FIRST!®. The film stars Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd, Academy Award nominee Graham Greene as well as Lee Majors.
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