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Inaugural AMBI Benefit Gala to Include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Diana Ross, Anjelica Houston, and James Franco

Inaugural AMBI Benefit Gala to Include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Diana Ross, Anjelica Houston, and James Franco

International sales agent AMBI Pictures, was launched in 2013 by prolific Italian producer Andrea Iervolino and businesswoman, producer and philanthropist
Monika Bacardi. Based in Toronto they are hosting the first annual benefit gala in support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Cinema To Help
the World to address our planet’s alarming environmental situation. It will take place at Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

AMBI Group finances, produces and sells feature films for the worldwide market. In June 2014, AMBI Pictures opened a distribution office in Toronto, where
their newest film “Rupture” starring Noomi Rapace, is currently in production. Also set for production in Toronto is the animated 3D family feature “Arctic
Justice: Thunder Squad” featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy.

To date AMBI Pictures has
produced 8 feature films including “In Dubious Battle”, James Franco’s adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, featuring an ensemble cast that includes
Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride; “2047 Sights of Death” starring Daryl Hannah, Rutger
Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen; the Barry Levinson directed drama, “The Humbling”, starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles
Grodin and Dianne Wiest; and “Hope Lost” starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton and Michael Madsen.

Special Guests HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Honorary Chairs Heidi Klum, James Franco and the Grammy award solo artist, Oscar nominated, Golden Globe and
Tony award winning actress, record producer and songwriter, Diana Ross, will give a special performance.

Lady Monika Bacardi and Mr. Andrea Iervolino “are so pleased to establish this annual benefit gala in Toronto, a city which not only shares our love of
cinema but where we have also met a great number of people who are concerned like ourselves with the challenges of climate change”.

Other special guests include award winning actress Anjelica Huston, actor Omar Sy. Other special guests to be announced through the summer, and join HSH
Prince Albert II of Monaco and honorary co-chairs Heidi Klum, James Franco, Mischa Barton, and Michael Madsen at the Gala.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation was established in 2006 The Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of
sustainable development on a global scale, supporting initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research studies, technological
innovation and socially-aware practices.

The Foundation supports projects in three priority areas: the Mediterranean basin, The Polar Regions and underdeveloped countries as defined by the UN such
as the countries of Sahelian Africa, which are severely impacted by the effects of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and water shortage.

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