monterey media Inc. - A uniquely independent studio
monterey media Inc., incorporated in 1979, 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 theaters, 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 Theaters to launch the motion picture Indigo: A one day, 603 North America venue showing grossed over $1,190,000 box office. Early theatrical releases included the enchanting The Blue Butterfly 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 Int’l. on Earth Day; and the lauded tri-coastal release of, PEEL: The Peru Project (heralded as “reminiscent of Bruce Brown’s Endless Summer” ).
Award-winning feature films included in the theatrical 2007 (and DVD) release slate were the poignant and compelling Steel Toes starring Academy Award® nominated David Strathairn, the family film Eye of the Dolphin, the true crime story of Karla, based upon the infamous and notorious “Ken and Barbie killer” murders; and the critically acclaimed 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama premiering with Landmark Theatres in San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Berkeley.