monterey media inc. a uniquely independent motion picture studio
monterey media inc., incorporated in 1979, it is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in the creation, acquisition, distribution and sale of motion pictures and other programming.
monterey media is actively engaged in all areas of domestic media, including theatrical distribution to theatres, film festivals, and other distinctive venues, and is presently increasing its release slate with a continued measured growth strategy.
The Company creates 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 at the box office. Most recently theatrical releases include the enchanting ³The Blue Butterfly² starring Academy Award® Winner William Hurt; "Nobelity", from Award-winning writer/director Turk Pipkin (which Esquire Magazine called "remarkable"), with a Gala Premiere benefiting Amnesty Int¹l. on Earth Day, and the lauded tri-coastal release of, "PEEL: The Peru Project" (heralded as "reminiscent of Bruce Brown's Endless Summer" and "Endless Summeresque"). Early 2007 marked the Company¹s entry into the true crime genre with the theatrical release of "Karla", based upon the infamous and notorious true story of the "Ken and Barbie killer" murders.
Award-winning feature films upcoming in 2007 include the theatrical launch of the poignant and compelling "Steel Toes" starring Academy Award nominated David Strathairn, the family film "Eye of the Dolphin", and the theatrical premiere of "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama" premiering with Landmark Theatres in San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Berkeley.
monterey is known for its creative coordinated marketing strategies incorporating promotional alliances with such outreach partners as Wal-Mart, Fischer Price, Pepsi Cola, American Express, Amnesty International USA, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, Children's Cancer Research Fund, KIDS FIRST!® Film and Video Festival, Days Inns, the International Motorcycle Shows, Healthy World Healthy Child , and Wahoo¹s Fish Taco Restaurants.
The versatile monterey video library encompasses Multi-Platinum RIAA and ITA Award-winning Grateful Dead concerts; prestigious films such as ³The Exonerated² starring Susan Sarandon, Brain Dennehy, Danny Glover and Aidan Quinn; celebrated sports programming including the Bruce Brown Films franchise of motorcycle films ("On Any Sunday") and surf films ("The Endless Summer II"); the most prestigious library of films adapted from literature¹s renowned authors combined with acclaimed performances from many of Hollywood's greatest actors; as well as unique feature films and documentaries, and note-worthy children's programming. In addition, monterey has the honor of being the first video market licensee of the American Film Institute.