Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

September 08, 2005 13:03 ET

Former HBO Films Executive Penny Wolf Joins Peace Arch Senior Management Team As Executive Vice President, International Sales And Marketing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 8, 2005) - Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (TSX:PAE.LV)(AMEX:PAE) today announced the appointment of Penny Wolf as Executive Vice-President, International Sales and Marketing, effective immediately. Ms. Wolf will be responsible for all feature film acquisitions and the international sales and marketing of Peace Arch's growing slate of film and television productions.

Ms. Wolf has more than 20 years experience in international sales and marketing, most recently as managing director of HBO Films, London, where she created and ran the international sales operation and helped establish the HBO brand outside North America. While at HBO, she supervised the worldwide distribution of such films as the Palme D'Or winner "Elephant," Academy Award-nominated "Maria Full of Grace," "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," and Gus Van Sant's "Last Days," which was in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Prior to joining HBO, Ms. Wolf was Head of Sales at Granada Films and Vice President of International Sales for Capitol Films Ltd.

Operating from the Company's London sales headquarters, Ms. Wolf is the second seasoned sales executive to join Peace Arch in as many months, following the recent appointment of Michael Taylor as President of Peace Arch Television in Toronto. The move represents a growing emphasis on sales and marketing of Peace Arch projects in North America and abroad, and also follows last month's private placement investment by industry leaders Jeff Sagansky, Kerry McCluggage and new board chairman Drew Craig.

Peace Arch Entertainment Group President John Flock said, "We believe Penny's tremendous talent, distribution relationships and enthusiasm will be an invaluable asset to Peace Arch and an integral part of our plan to build the premier production and sales company in the independent film and television business."

Ms. Wolf stated, "I'm very pleased to be joining Peace Arch at a time of such rapid expansion and promise for future growth. The Company has a broad array of exciting new projects that I'm looking forward to introducing to the international marketplace."

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. ( develops, produces, acquires and licenses feature films and television programming to theatrical, home video and television distributors throughout the world. Peace Arch's collaboration with Showtime, "Our Fathers," was recently nominated for two Emmy Awards, and its independent feature, "The Good Shepherd," was nominated for two awards by the Directors Guild of Canada. In addition, Peace Arch's television subsidiary, The Eyes Project Development Corp., recently won six Leo Awards for programming excellence for its programs "Love it or Lose it" and "Prisoners of Age."

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