Monopoly Movie Update May'10

MCAI Member Craig Bentley from our San Diego chapter is getting ever closer to distribution for his feature length documentary on Monopoly, Under The Boardwalk. Here's his May 2010 Update.

We are currently working hard to have the best possible film to submit to the Toronto Film Festival this week. While we won't have a completely finished film for the submission deadline, they accept works-in-progress. We are working on possibly getting an extension to submit later in June, but until we hear definitively, our plan is to send the current cut of the film off to Toronto this Wednesday!

Since it is important to prepare for all possible outcomes, if we do not get into the Toronto Film Festival (which is considered one of the top three festivals in the world and thus is very selective), we do have another plan that we are working on that would still give us a fairly large release for the film. However, this would likely require us to delay a release of the film into early 2011 in order to have enough time to build a proper marketing campaign.

We're very excited to have begun getting music from Larry Groupe, our composer, and as we get closer to a final cut, he'll be writing more tracks for the film.

Over 600 people around the world have demanded a screening of the film on The general Monopoly Facebook page that Kevin administers is gaining thousands of new fans every week, and has now put the 300,000 fan milestone far in its rear view mirror. Now we're trying to build up our film's facebook page, so please go there and click on Like!

Thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to support us this far!

Interesting MONOPOLY Links:

USAopoly recently launched a few new editions of MONOPOLY: Hello Kitty, Elvis and John Wayne editions. They've also relaunched their fanpage on Facebook:

EA has announced that they will be releasing a new series of video games this fall called MONOPOLY Streets which will be a 3D dynamic living world within the console. You can read the full release here.

We're always looking for more investors, so let me know if you or anyone you know is interested. Also, please encourage your friends and family to sign up for our mailing list on If you want to be removed from this Monopoly Doc update list, just click reply and let me know.

Until next month!

Craig Bentley

Producer, Under The Boardwalk


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