SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

May 12, 2006 06:30 ET

Peace Arch Entertainment Releases Cannes Film Festival Marketing Slate and Schedule of Premiere Film Screenings

Company's Cannes 2006 Market Letter Presents Titles by Peace Arch Films and Newly Established Archetype Films Banner

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 12, 2006 -- Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE.LV), one of North America's fastest growing independent entertainment companies, announced the release of its Cannes 2006 Market Letters including film titles to be marketed and screened at the international film festival under its Peace Arch Films and Archetype Films banners.

The Company will present the films for international distributors and movie audiences at the high-profile Cannes Film Festival and Feature Market, May 17-28.

The Peace Arch slate includes four new titles currently in production to be sold under the Peace Arch Films label. The Company will also market an additional seven new titles through its Archetype Films division, which focuses on films in the horror, thriller, action and sci-fi genres. All of the films will be offered to distributors in the U.S. and throughout the world along with other films already in the Peace Arch catalogue.

To view an online presentation of the Company's Cannes 2006 Market Letter, please visit

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 oriented towards the major international film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Toronto. The Company's Archetype Film label focuses on projects in the horror, thriller and action genres. 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. Peace Arch Home Entertainment, under the KaBOOM! Entertainment, Inc. banner, is one of the leading distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada. Peace Arch recently entered into an agreement with Castle Hill Productions and Dream LLC to acquire their library of more than 500 classic, contemporary and genre films, which is expected to supplement Peace Arch's own annual output of more than two dozen new feature films and long form television programs.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, continued acceptance of the Company's products and services in the marketplace, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, availability of capital and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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