Mary Aloe Entertainment
Aloe Entertainment is an independent production company based out of Beverly Hills, California. Aloe Entertainment, created by Mary Aloe, has been producing and financing individual pictures and slates of movies since 1999. Aloe Entertainment specializes in developing and producing independent features, television series, and network and cable event movies. Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment specialize in obtaining 100% financing for features by raising private equity; working with hedge funds, gap financing, top tier foreign sales companies and securing domestic distribution.
Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment has produced nine features in the past six years, including the critically acclaimed political action drama Battle in Seattle and the comedy Numb. 2013 into 2014 is going to be another banner year for Mary Aloe and her staff at Aloe Entertainment. The organization has been enjoying a run with a record slate of seven completed features in last the two years.
Bio for Mary Aloe of Aloe Entertainment
Aloe Entertainment is one of Los Angeles’ most prolific independent production companies. The Los Angeles based feature film/television company was created in 1999 by Mary Aloe. Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment produces and finances individual pictures and slates of movies. Aloe Entertainment specializes in developing/producing independent features, television series, and network and cable event movies. Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment specialize in obtaining 100% financing for features by raising private equity; working with hedge funds, gap financing, top tier foreign sales companies and securing domestic distribution. Producer Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment, along with her development team, have produced a record nine features in six years. As well, Mary Aloe’s vast knowledge of P & A financing was acknowledged by Regent Entertainment who brought her in to run a 50 million dollar P & A fund backed by Merrill Lynch.
2013 into 2014 is going to be another banner year for Mary Aloe and her staff at Aloe Entertainment. The organization has been enjoying a run with a record slate of seven completed features in last the two years. Given this ambitious pace of production, the organization is garnering a reputation as a mini-studio.
Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment is in pre-production on two prestigious films. Mary Mother of Christ with Lionsgate Entertainment (1800 screen theatrical release).This film is 100% financed. The biblical epic action drama youth-based biopic stars Peter O’Toole as Symeon and Julia Ormond as Elizabeth. Mary Mother of Christ shoots in Jordan, British Columbia and Italy.
In the vein of Field of Dreams, it has a magical aspect that brings back some of baseball’s New York Yankees greats. At the core of the film, it is a magical father and son story. The film is based on the best selling book of the same name. Iconic producer, Barry Josephson (Enchanted) is producing and Mary Aloe is executive producing. Among its all star cast is Josh Lucas, Luis Guzman and it also includes some of the New York Yankees’ current all stars in cameo roles.
Between 2004 and 2010, Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment produced a record nine films. She produced the comedy, Hollywood and Wine, starring David Spade, Chazz Palminteri, Vivica Fox, Kris Kattan and a host of Saturday Night Live alumni. The film took a satirical look into the inner workings of and actress making it in Hollywood. The production was produced in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mary Aloe is also producing Mary Mother of Christ as part of their globally announced six picture slate.
As well, Mary Aloe filmed The Ascent, a mountain climbing thriller starring Josie Davis, David Chokachi, Martin Kove and Joe Estevez. The film was shot in Austin, Texas with Regent Entertainment.
Aloe Entertainment and Mary Aloe arranged financing, produced and completed five features. Many of these critically acclaimed features were selected for some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals: When A Man Falls In The Forest, starring Sharon Stone and Timothy Hutton, was selected for main competition at the Berlin International Film Festival and in the main competition for America’s South By Southwest Film Festival; Numb, starring Matthew Perry and Mary Steenburgen, was selected to have its world premiere in the Discovery section at the Tribeca Film Festival; and Battle In Seattle, a political action drama written and directed by Stuart Townsend and starring Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, Channing Tatum, Andre Benjamin (Outkast), Joshua Jackson, Martin Henderson, Connie Nielsen and Michelle Rodriguez. Battle in Seattle had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in main competition and had the biggest sale at the festival and is being multi-platformed theatrically across America this fall 2008. Aloe’s other films include While She Was Out, a female action thriller starring Kim Basinger and Lucas Haas; executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and jointly produced by Don Murphy (Transformers); and Tortured, starring Laurence Fishburne and James Cromwell , which was released through Magic Box and Sony Pictures. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever with LGE had its theatrical release in the spring of 2009. Aloe’s first feature film endeavor was in 2004 and entitled Downtown: A Street Tale, starred Genevieve Bujold and Domenica Scorsese and was released with American World Pictures.
Mary Aloe’s foray into the business began in television with producing over eight successful national reality and television talks shows. In 2001, Mary Aloe transitioned into long form television with Columbia TriStar and NBC with The Princess and the Marine, a MOW for NBC Television, the project, chronicling the true story of a Middle Eastern Princess who fell in love with an American Marine, generated so much excitement it incited the second biggest bidding war in television history ‘see Mary Aloe‘. It then became the highest rated Movie of the Week that year for NBC. Aloe executive produced this made for TV movie with Columbia Tri-Star. The television division of Aloe Entertainment produced Room 401 jointly with partners Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, premiering on MTV. Mary Aloe is also developing a bevy of reality series The Real Women of Nashville, The Real Life Coming to America with the Prince of Nigeria, and The Nancy Grace Project with America’s most famous female prosecutor and CNN talk show host with 20th Century Fox television studios.
Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment has also affiliated herself with the top organizations in the entertainment industry. She is a member of the following guilds: WEN (Women’s Entertainment Network), American Federation of Women in Television and Radio, CAUCUS, Women in Film, The Producer Guild of America, and First Weekenders Club.