SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

October 13, 2006 18:44 ET

Peace Arch Extends Licensing Agreement With Genius Products to Distribute Additional Films in Lucrative U.S. Market

Genius Home Entertainment Division to Distribute Company's Two New Films through Network of Retailers

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- Peace Arch Entertainment® (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE) announced today that it has licensed two additional feature films from its Archetype Films division to Genius Products, Inc., one of the leading home entertainment distributors in the United States. The new agreement increases to nine the number of titles that Genius will distribute for Peace Arch in the U.S. home entertainment market.

The two new films are "Bottom Feeder" starring Tom Sizemore ("Black Hawk Down," "Pearl Harbor," "Heat"), a Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee for his work in "Saving Private Ryan" and Golden Globe Award-nominee for his role in "Witness Protection," and "The Mad" starring Billy Zane ("Vlad," "Tombstone," "The Phantom"), who was nominated by the Screen Actors Guild and MTV Movie Awards for his work in "Titanic." Both films have been pre-sold to distributors in Canada, England, Spain, Brazil and Portugal, and will be introduced to worldwide markets at the upcoming MIPCOM in October and American Film Market in November.

Under an agreement entered into in May 2006, Peace Arch engaged Genius as its U.S. home entertainment distributor for a slate of five pictures from its Archetype Films division, which specializes in the horror, science fiction and action genres. The agreement has now been extended twice, adding four additional titles including "Bottom Feeder" and "The Mad." The first picture in the package, "The Last Sect" starring David Carradine, was released by Genius on DVD on September 12, 2006.

Other 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; and "Warriors of Terra" starring Edward Furlong.

About Genius Products, LLC

Genius Products, LLC is a leading independent home entertainment distribution company that produces, licenses, and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms through its expansive network of retailers throughout the U.S. Genius handles the distribution, marketing and sales for such brands as Asia Extreme(tm), Baby Genius®, Dragon Dynasty™, ESPN®, IFC®, NBC News®, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment®, Wellspring™ and The Weinstein Company®.

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 Home Entertainment is one of the leading distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada. Peace Arch recently entered into an agreement to acquire Castle Hill Productions and Dream LLC, whose library of more than 500 classic, contemporary and genre films 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 www.peacearch.com.

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.

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