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Monterey Media Acquires Clara Mamet’s ‘Two-Bit Waltz’

By | Thursday July 17, 2014 @ 9:54am PDT

Monterey Media Acquires Clara Mamet’s ‘Two-Bit Waltz’Clara Mamet‘s debut feature Two-Bit Waltz has been acquired by Monterey Media, which plans a fall theatrical release. Mamet — the daughter of David Mamet and Rebecca Pidgeon — wrote, directed and stars in the indie comedy alongside Jared Gilman, David Paymer and William H. Macy. It centers on Maude, who is suspended from school, rejected sexually by her one true love — and then her grandmother dies. The will states that Maude will inherit a large sum of money on the condition that she finish her education. Plagued by a broken heart, the loss of a friend and a botched suicide attempt, she  must decide what she wants to do with her life. Eric B. Fleischman is producer.

ICM Partners brokered the deal with monterey media managing partner Scott Mansfield. Mamet, Pidgeon, Gilman and Fleischman are repped by ICM Partners.

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Monterey Media Acquires Canadian Pic ‘Rhymes For Young Ghouls’

By | Wednesday July 9, 2014 @ 11:20am PDT

Monterey Media Acquires Canadian Pic ‘Rhymes For Young Ghouls’Monterey Media plans an October theatrical release after acquiring U.S. rights to Jeff Barnaby’s Rhymes For Young Ghouls, which has played Tribeca and was one of the Toronto fest’s top 10 Canadian films of the year. The pic is set on the Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation in 1976 and centers on an Aboriginal teenager guided by the spirits of her departed mother and brother who plots revenge against a sadistic Indian Agent who runs her school. Devery Jacobs stars. Prospector Films produced through the Canadian Film Centre features program. Entertainment One Films International & Seville International’s Anick Poirier, XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin and Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield made the deal.

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Monterey Media Acquires WWII Drama ‘Fort McCoy’

By | Monday March 10, 2014 @ 1:39pm PDT

Fort McCoy had a run on the festival circuit in 2011 and 2012 and has been acquired by monterey media, which nabbed North American rights and plans a late summer theatrical release. Eric Stoltz, Kate Connor, Lyndsy Fonseca, Andy Hirsch, Camryn Manheim and Seymour Cassel star in the pic based on the true story of a family living next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during World War II. Conner wrote and co-directed with Michael Worth. The deal was made by Fort McCoy LLC’s Connor and monterey’s Scott Mansfield.

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Monterey Media Acquires Toronto WWII Thriller ‘Canopy’

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 11:41am PST

canopyAaron Wilson‘s World War II thriller Canopy has been acquired by monterey media, which is plotting a theatrical release for late spring/early summer. Set during the 1942 Japanese invasion of Singapore, Canopy tells the tale of an downed Australian fighter pilot (Khan Chittenden) and an injured Singaporean-Chinese resistance fighter (Mo Tzu-Yi) who find themselves stranded in the jungle and unite to survive against their common enemy. Australian-born writer-director Wilson inked with Paradigm following the pic’s debut in the Toronto Film Festival‘s Discovery section and has already filmed a companion film follow-up set 30 years after the events of Canopy. Odin’s Eye Entertainment’s Michael Favelle negotiated the deal with monterey media’s Scott Mansfield.

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Monterey Media Acquires TIFF Dramas ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ & ‘Cinemanovels’

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 7:47pm PST

Half of a Yellow SunEXCLUSIVE: Monterey Media has secured rights to Half Of A Yellow Sun, co-starring Golden Globes-nominated 12 Years a Slave thesp Chiwetel Ejiofor. Half of a Yellow Sun is based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and features Ejiofor as a revolutionary who falls in love with Olanna (Thandie Newton), one of two sisters whose stories unfold against the backdrop of the Nigerian-Biafran War. Anika Noni Rose also stars in the drama directed by Biyi Bandele. Half of a Yellow Sun is produced by Shareman Media and BFI in association with Metro International Entertainment and Kachifo Limited in association with Lip Sync Productions LLP and A Slate Films. Metro International’s Natalie Brenner and monterey’s Scott Mansfield negotiated the deal. The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, will open theatrically in early Summer. Read More »

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‘Girl On A Bicycle’ Comedy Pic Acquired By Monterey Media

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 11:22am PDT

Monterey Media has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to writer-director Jeremy Leven’s Girl On A Bicycle, with plans for a fall 2013 release. The romantic comedy stars Nora Tschirner, Vincenzo Amato, Paddy Considine, and Louise Monot and centers on an Italian tour bus driver in Paris who becomes infatuated and obsessed with the title character to comic and chaotic effect. Leven wrote The Notebook and Don Juan De Marco, and The Lives Of Others producers Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg made this as their first English-language comedy; it already has been released in their native Germany via Warner Bros. The deal was made by Monterey’s Scott Mansfield and Paradigm’s Meghan Oliver and Ben Weiss.

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Monterey Media Acquires Julia Stiles-Taye Diggs Drama ‘Between Us’

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT

Dan Mirvish‘s relationship comedy-drama will get a summer theatrical release via Monterey Media, which snapped up North American rights. Between Us stars Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, Melissa George, and David Harbour as two couples who gather and compare their lives, marriages, and parenting and financial woes. Two years later they reunite, but the tables have turned. Director Mirvish (co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival) co-wrote the script with Joe Hortua and produced alongside Mike S. Ryan and Hans C. Ritter. Votiv Films’ Brent Stiefel executive produced in cooperation with Bugeater Films, Greyshack Films, and Skyscraper Content. Mirvish is repped by Provocation Entertainment. ICM reps Stiles, Diggs, George, and Harbour and negotiated the deal with Robert S. Seigel and Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield.

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Sundance: Monterey Media Acquires ‘I Used To Be Darker’

By | Sunday January 27, 2013 @ 11:59am PST
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EXCLUSIVE: The Sundance Film Festival ended yesterday, but there will be a flood of deals that continue for the next few weeks, leading into Berlin. Monterey Media has acquired I Used To Be Darker, the third film by rising writer/director Matthew Porterfield. The deal comes as the filmmaker prepares for the film to be featured in the Forum section of the Berlin festival next month. Porterfield previously directed Hamilton and Putty Hill. (Full press release follows below.)

Related: Sundance Awards 2013: ‘Fruitvale’ & ‘Blood Brother’ Win Grand Jury

Porterfield wrote the script with Amy Belk and the film stars Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross, Kim Taylor, Ned Oldham, Geoff Grace and Nick Petr. It premiered Saturday at the Yarrow Hotel Theatre, and focused on a runaway who seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. There she finds their marriage is ending and her cousin is in crisis. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go while searching for things to sustain them.

Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield and Paradigm’s Nick LoPiccolo and Ben Weiss brokered the deal. Monterey Media picked up Keyhole at Toronto and released the Monte Hellman-directed Road to Nowhere.

January 27, 2013 – Sundance Film Festival premiere I Used To Be Darker has been acquired by monterey media for U.S. & Canada distribution. Negotiated by monterey media’s Scott Mansfield with Nick LoPiccolo and Ben Weiss of

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