SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

September 17, 2008 16:30 ET

Breakthrough Television Series "The Tudors" Wins Emmy® Award for Showtime, Peace Arch® Entertainment and TM Productions

TORONTO--(Marketwire - September 17, 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 a Creative Emmy® Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for "Outstanding Costumes for a Series."

"The Tudors" also received a nomination for "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 Casting 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.

"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 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.

"The Tudors" tells the incredible tale of the young, seductive King Henry VIII, focusing on the tumultuous early years of the ambitious King's nearly 40-year reign over England. Bold and passionate about his country and his women, Henry's obsession with ensuring his legacy led to beheadings of friend and foe, waging war, and challenging the almighty Catholic Church, forever changing the soul of the British Empire.

The Emmy® Awards recognize excellence within various areas of the television industry. The awards are a symbol of peer recognition from over 12,000 members of the Academy, and are considered the television equivalent of the Oscars®.

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 1,000 classic and contemporary titles. For additional information, please visit www.peacearch.com.

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    Peace Arch Entertainment
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