Filmmaker in Beverly Hills, California
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. As well, Mary Aloe's vast knowledge of P & A financing was recognized when she was brought in to run a 50 million dollar P & A fund backed by Merrill Lynch.
Producer Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment, along with her development team, have produced a record nine features in the last two years alone including E-One's "Beast of Burden" starring Daniel Radcliffe, Weinstein's "Wild Oats" starring Shirley Maclaine and Jessica Lange, Sony's "55 Steps" starring Hilary Swank and Helena Bonham Carter, Screen Media's "Mothers and Daughters" starring Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone, "Mara" with the "Paranormal Activity" team starring Olga Kurylenko, "Coup D'état" starring Sir Michael Caine, and the Sundance Film Festival selected film, with Screen Media, "Ten Thousand Saints" starring Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld and Emil Hirsch.
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, Channing Tatum, Michelle Rodriguez. "Battle in Seattle" had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. 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 an