SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

October 05, 2007 19:20 ET

Peace Arch Entertainment Announces Acquisition of Worldwide Distribution Rights to Explosive Mini-Series "Guns"

Peace Arch to Commence International Licensing Campaign in Cannes at Next Week's MIPCOM Television Marketplace

TORONTO--(Marketwire - October 5, 2007) - Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE), an integrated global entertainment company creating and acquiring critically acclaimed film, television and DVD content for worldwide distribution, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the recently completed crime drama "Guns," a gritty, explosive four-hour mini-series that tells the story of four families caught up in illegal gun trafficking and the effect it has on their lives.

The agreement is consistent with the Company's strategy of building one of the largest independent film and television libraries in the world to generate sustainable revenues through multiple distribution channels in nearly every major international market.

"Guns" stars Elisha Cuthbert ("The Girl Next Door," "The House of Wax," Fox Network's "24"), Colm Feore ("The Chronicles of Riddick," "Chicago," "City of Angels"), Lyriq Bent ("Saw" II, III, IV, "Four Brothers"), Shawn Doyle ("Frequency," "The Eleventh Hour," "Don't Say A Word") and Gregory Smith (WB Network's "Everwood," "The Patriot," "Small Soldiers," "Harriet The Spy"). It is produced by Jennifer Holness, directed by Sudz Sutherland, and the two co-wrote the script.

Peace Arch will unveil the project at MIPCOM, the international television market that takes place in Cannes, France, from October 8 through October 12. The mini-series is scheduled to air on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the fall of 2008.

"We are very pleased to be able to offer our international broadcasters and licensees another major event mini-series through the acquisition of 'Guns,' said John Flock, President and Chief Operating Officer of Peace Arch Entertainment Group. "Like 'The Tudors,' 'Guns' exemplifies the type of highly sought-after television programming that Peace Arch will continue bringing to worldwide markets either through acquisitions, in-house production or international co-productions."

Peace Arch is co-producer of the event television series "The Tudors," together with TM Productions and in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Showtime Networks. The series, which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the young King Henry VIII, premiered to record audiences on Showtime in the United States, and recently won two Emmy® Awards and was nominated for two others. Peace Arch recently licensed Canadian broadcast rights to the second season of "The Tudors" to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and all international rights to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group. Each organization held similar rights to the series' first season.

About Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.:

Peace Arch Entertainment produces and acquires feature films, television and home entertainment content for distribution to worldwide markets. Peace Arch owns one of the largest libraries of top quality independent feature films in the world, featuring more than 500 classic and contemporary titles. Through its subsidiary, Peace Arch Home Entertainment, Peace Arch is also one of the leading distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada. For additional information, please visit www.peacearch.com. Peace Arch recently acquired Dufferin Gate Productions, one of Toronto's foremost providers of production services and facilities, and Trinity Home Entertainment, a leading distributor of independent features films in the United States.

For more investor-oriented information about Peace Arch Entertainment, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/. For current stock price quotes and news, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/quote.html. To view an Investor Fact Sheet, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/factsheet.html. To read a transcript of a recent Peace Arch investor conference call or listen to an archived recording, please visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/conference.html.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT:

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