SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

May 22, 2006 15:21 ET

Peace Arch Acquires Two More Films for Its Archetype Films Label

Company Continues Rapid Growth of Its Product Pipeline With More Than a Dozen Pictures Year to Date

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE); (TSX: PAE.LV), one of North America's fastest growing independent entertainment companies, announced today the acquisition of yet another two new films to be distributed by its Archetype Films label, "Living Death" starring Kristi Swanson and "Dead Mary" starring Dominique Swain. "Living" and "Dead" are the eighth and ninth films initiated by Peace Arch's Archetype genre label since its formation in September 2005, and make more than a dozen new feature films produced or acquired by Peace Arch since the September start of its fiscal year.

"Living Death" stars KRISTI SWANSON ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") as a woman who appears to have it all -- looks, personality and loads of money when her rich husband, Victor, seems to die under suspicious circumstances. But her world is turned upside down when Victor returns from beyond the grave to seek revenge in this modern twist on an Edgar Allen Poe type tale.

In "Dead Mary," DOMINIQUE SWAIN ("Lolita") joins her old high school gang for a weekend reunion at a remote lakeside cottage. But her friends start losing their heads when a childhood rhyme sets loose the spirit of the long dead Mary, a serial killer who was lynched ages ago and buried in the depths of the lake.

Both pictures are being produced by emerging Canadian production company 235, Inc., led by Robert Wilson, Patrick Cameron and Harvey Glazer. Peace Arch and 235 also collaborated on Archetype's recently completed "Ultimate Killing Machine" starring Michael Madsen and "Troubled Waters" starring Jennifer Beals.

"These two exciting new projects from 235, Inc. continue the extraordinary growth we've seen in our product pipeline, and particularly in our new Archetype Films label, just since the beginning of our fiscal year on September 1," stated Peace Arch President John Flock. "With a stellar sales team now on board, terrific new distribution relationships in the North American and international marketplace and a steady supply of high quality commercial content soon to be completed and brought to market, we expect to realize the rewards of our efforts beginning in the months to come."

About Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Peace Arch Entertainment produces and acquires feature film and television programs for distribution to worldwide markets. Its Peace Arch Films division markets and licenses theatrical films such as "Chapter 27" starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan and "In Tranzit" starring John Malkovich, each of which is now in post-production. The Company's Archetype Film label focuses on horror, thriller and action films featuring stars like Robert Englund, Ron Perlman, David Carradine and Ally Sheedy. Peace Arch Television specializes in the licensing of the Company's own productions and third party projects to Canadian and international broadcasters, cable and satellite companies, including the recently announced ten hour mini-series "The Tudors" starring Jonathan Rhys-Myers and the movie-of-the week "The Stranger Game" starring Mimi Rogers. Peace Arch Home Entertainment, under the KaBOOM! Entertainment, Inc. banner, is one of the leading distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada, handling projects from such well known suppliers as Lionsgate, Sesame Workshop and Nelvana.

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