SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

August 04, 2006 17:04 ET

Peace Arch Expands Film Pipeline With Two New Titles for Its Archetype Films Division

Newest Productions Support Company's Aggressive Annual Feature Film Production and Acquisition Goals

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 4, 2006 --Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE), a vertically integrated film, television and home entertainment company, has acquired two new feature films, "The Mad" and "Bottom Feeder" for its Archetype Films division, continuing the Company's strategic expansion of its feature film production and acquisition slate. Both films will be produced for the Company's Archetype Films division, under which Peace Arch anticipates delivering at least a dozen films annually for worldwide distribution.

"The Mad" stars Billy Zane ("Titanic") and "Bottom Feeder" stars Tom Sizemore ("Saving Private Ryan"). The new productions bring the Archetype Films slate to a total of 11 announced projects to date.

"Our goal with Archetype is to distribute a slate of at least 12 films each year in the science fiction, suspense, horror and action genres -- all with compelling stories and notable lead actors," said John Flock, President of Peace Arch Entertainment. "These films have solid appeal in the domestic and international markets and provide Peace Arch with a dependable return and the possibility of a break-out success, while complementing our expanding line-up of long-form television productions and theatrical feature films."

"The Mad" star Billy Zane, ("Vlad," "Tombstone," "The Phantom"), was nominated by the Screen Actors Guild and MTV Movie Awards for his work in "Titanic." The film is scheduled to begin production in Canada in August.

"Bottom Feeder" star Tom Sizemore ("Black Hawk Down," "Pearl Harbor," "Heat") was a Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee for his work in "Saving Private Ryan" and Golden Globe Award-nominee for his role in "Witness Protection." The film recently began production in Canada.

"The Mad" is a horror-thriller in which a doctor and his teenage daughter are terrorized by flesh eating zombies at a truck stop. The film will be directed by John Kalangis ("Love Is Work," "Jack & Jill") from a script by Kevin Hennelly, and produced by Jonathan Dueck.

"Bottom Feeder" is an action-thriller about a giant, indestructible rat mistakenly created by the military that terrorizes a maintenance worker and his niece. It will be directed by Randy Daudlin, who also wrote the script, and produced by Erin Berry ("Warriors of Terra," "5ive Girls").

Recent Archetype Films include "Living Death," starring Kristi Swanson; "Dead Mary" starring Dominique Swain; "U.K.M.: The Ultimate Killing Machine" starring Michael Madsen; "Troubled Waters" starring Jennifer Beals; "5ive Girls" starring Ron Perlman; "Heartstopper" starring Robert Englund; "The Last Sect" starring David Carradine; and "Warriors of Terra" starring Edward Furlong.

The most recent package of Archetype Films is being distributed on DVD in the United States by Los Angeles-based Genius Entertainment. Peace Arch is managing foreign sales, with the current package of titles already sold internationally to Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK.

About Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Peace Arch Entertainment produces and acquires feature film and television programs for distribution to worldwide markets. Its Peace Arch Films division markets and licenses theatrical films oriented towards the major international film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Toronto. The Company's Archetype Film label focuses on projects in the horror, thriller and action genres. Peace Arch Television specializes in the licensing of the Company's own productions and third party projects to Canadian and international broadcasters, cable and satellite companies. Peace Arch Home Entertainment, under the kaBOOM! Entertainment Inc. banner, is one of the leading distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada. Peace Arch recently entered into an agreement with Castle Hill Productions and Dream LLC to acquire their library of more than 500 classic, contemporary and genre films, which is expected to supplement Peace Arch's own annual output of more than two dozen new feature films and long form television programs. For additional information, please visit For more investor oriented information about Peace Arch Entertainment, visit For current stock price quotes and news, visit To view an Investor Fact Sheet, visit To read a transcript of a recent Peace Arch investor conference call, or listen to an archived recording, please visit

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