Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

November 08, 2005 10:03 ET

Peace Arch Acquires International Distribution Rights To 'ARRITMIA'

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2005) - Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (TSX:PAE.LV)(AMEX:PAE) has acquired international sales rights to the feature film "ARRITMIA," a chilling insight into the mind of a man distorted by the brutality of an internment camp and the elusive prospect of freedom.

Set against the music, color and romance of the vibrant culture outside the camp's walls, the picture stars Rupert Evans (HELL BOY), Sir Derek Jacobi (GLADIATOR) and Natalia Verbeke (SON OF THE BRIDE). It is written and directed by Vicente Penarrocha (FUERA DEL CUERPO), produced by Michiyo Yoshizaki (TITUS, WILDE, BASQUIAT) and features an exciting soundtrack by such world-renowned artists as Fatboy Slim. The picture began filming in Spain in October.

Penny Wolf, who joined Peace Arch in September as Executive Vice President in charge of international sales and marketing, said: "ARRITMIA is an exceptional story featuring an outstanding cast backed by a stellar team of accomplished filmmakers. We are very pleased to be able to offer this timely and thoughtful film to our international distribution partners."

Peace Arch President John Flock, commented: "We brought Penny in to Peace Arch with the expectation that she would attract exactly the sort of high quality, prestige film project that ARRITMIA represents. In addition to our own expanding slate of in-house productions, we expect the acquisition of films from other producers and financiers to play an increasingly important role in our plans to become one of the leading suppliers of top quality entertainment content to distributors and broadcasters throughout the world."

Peace Arch is selling ARRITMIA at the 2005 American Film Market, now under way in Santa Monica, California, alongside its recently announced CHAPTER 27, starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan and DELIRIOUS, starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Alison Lohman. Through its new division, Archetype Films, which focuses on horror, suspense and action movies, the company also brought five additional new titles to the market, including the Vietnam MIA story THE VETERAN with Ally Sheedy, the slasher horror film HEARTSTOPPER with Robert Englund, the genetic engineering creature feature WARRIORS OF TERRA with Edward Furlong, the modern vampire tale THE LAST SECT with David Carradine and the coven in a girls' school thriller 5IVE GIRLS with Ron Perlman.

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