SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

October 23, 2008 17:00 ET

Peace Arch® Television Series "The Tudors" Wins Four Gemini Awards

Company's Television Film "Luna: Spirit of the Whale" Also Received Two Gemini Award Nominations

TORONTO--(Marketwire - October 23, 2008) - Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE), an integrated global entertainment company, announced today that the Company's television series "The Tudors" received four Gemini Awards from The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television yesterday, the most awarded to any nominated series. "The Tudors," with 12 nominations, won Gemini Awards for Best Series Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Photography, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for Maria Doyle Kennedy. "The Tudors" is broadcast in Canada on the CBC Television Network in English speaking Canada and on the SRC Television Network in French speaking Canada.

In addition, the Peace Arch television movie "Luna: Spirit of the Whale" also received two Gemini Award nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best TV Movie. "Luna: Spirit of the Whale" premiered on the CTV Television Network.

In July, "The Tudors" received two Emmy® Award nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for "Outstanding Costumes for a Series" and "Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series" for the second season of the critically acclaimed program. In 2007, "The Tudors" first season received four Emmy Award nominations and subsequently two Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Cast for a Drama Series," and "Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series." The series first season was also recognized by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association with two Golden Globe® Award nominations for "Best Television Series Drama" and "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama" for Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

"The Tudors" is co-produced by Peace Arch Entertainment and TM Productions in association with The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Showtime Networks Inc. The third season of "The Tudors" is currently in post-production in Canada after completing production on location in Ireland. "The Tudors" premiered in April, 2007 to record audiences on the Showtime Network, which recently renewed the series for a third season. Peace Arch owns worldwide distribution rights to the series outside the United States.

Inspired by a true story, "Luna: Spirit of the Whale" stars Jason Priestley, Adam Beach and Graham Greene in a CTV original movie about the distances we must travel to discover our identity and true place in life. "Luna: Spirit of the Whale" was written by Elizabeth Stewart and produced by Trish Dolman.

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 2,000 classic and contemporary titles. For additional information, please visit www.peacearch.com

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