Aloe Entertainment is an independent production company based out of Los Angeles, 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. 2012 into 2013 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.
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 Releasing who brought her in to run a 50 million dollar P & A fund backed by Merrill Lynch.
2012 into 2013 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 (2000 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
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. 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.
In development is Beauty of the Sharks. Set in 1959 south of France,
the movie is a thriller in the tone of Hitchcock's It Takes a Thief and
American Gigolo. Helmed by Brazilian director, Karim Ainouz, this film stars Sharon Stone, Bill Nighy and Faye Dunaway. The movie will shot in the south of France in the fall of 2012.
Between 2004 and 2010, Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment produced a
record nine films. Partner Mike Dolan and 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 with
Mike Dolan's Smithfield Street Productions. Mary Aloe and Dolan are also
producing Mary Mother of Christ as part of their globally announced six
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 Releasing.
Aloe Entertainment and Mary Aloe arranged financing, produced and
completed five features with partner, Kirk Shaw of Odyssey Media Inc.
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.