SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

January 19, 2007 06:30 ET

Peace Arch Entertainment's Award-Winning "Delirious" to Premier Tonight at Prestigious Sundance Film Festival

Highly Influential Festival Provides Springboard for Global Acquisition and Distribution for Peace Arch Film

TORONTO, ON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 19, 2007 -- Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE), an innovative film and television entertainment company, announced today that the Company's film "Delirious" will premier tonight at 5 pm ET at the highly influential Sundance Film Festival. Entertainment industry executives are expected to attend the premier to explore possible acquisition and distribution contracts.

Held this year from January 18 - 28, 2007, in and around Park City, Utah, Sundance is the most influential North American showcase for US and international independent film. Invitations to screen at Sundance are highly coveted, as many of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent films each year are premiered there.

"We are confident that the influential audiences at Sundance will find 'Delirious' particularly worthwhile," said John Flock, President of Peace Arch Entertainment. "Tonight's premier is yet another noteworthy validation of Peach Arch's ability to produce and acquire a wide variety of top quality entertainment projects that can provide a solid return on investment."

"Delirious" will have its North American premiere tonight in Sundance's exclusive Spectrum Program, which pays tribute to the abundance of compelling voices and the creative spirit of independent filmmaking.

"Delirious" had its world premiere at the 54th Annual San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain, where it received three sought-after prizes. Writer-director Tom DiCillo ("Living In Oblivion" "Double Whammy" "The Real Blonde") earned both the Silver Shell for Best Director and the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay, and the film also received the SIGNIS Award from the festival's global jury.

"Delirious" stars Independent Spirit Award-winner and Golden Globe® Award and Emmy® Award-nominee Steve Buscemi ("Fargo" "Big Fish" "The Big Lebowski"), Young Hollywood Award and Hollywood Film Festival Best Actress Award-winner Alison Lohman ("Flicka" "Matchstick Men"), Michael Pitt ("Silk" "Last Days"), MTV Movie Award-nominee Gina Gershon ("Bound" "Man About Town") and world renowned musician Elvis Costello playing himself. The picture was produced by Independent Spirit Award-winner Bob Salerno ("21 Grams" "All The Pretty Horses" "Chapter 27").

In "Delirious" Steve Buscemi plays a celebrity photographer who befriends a young homeless man (Michael Pitt) who aspires to be an actor. Alison Lohman plays the starlet of the moment whose romantic interest in Pitt's character creates a wedge between the two unlikely friends.

"Delirious" is among the more than 20 feature film, television and DVD productions that Peace Arch Entertainment produced or acquired over the past 12 months, including the romantic comedy "Watching The Detectives" starring Golden Globe® Award-nominated Cillian Murphy ("Breakfast on Pluto") and two-time Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning Lucy Liu ("Charlie's Angels" 1 & 2); the psychological drama "Guantanamero" starring Rupert Evans ("Hellboy") and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning Sir Derek Jacobi ("Gladiator"); and the ten-hour event television series "The Tudors" starring Golden Globe Award-winning Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("Match Point"), Henry Czerny ("Mission Impossible") and Golden Globe Award-nominated Sam Neill ("Jurassic Park").

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 is the owner of one of the largest libraries of top quality independent feature films in the world. Through its subsidiary, Peace Arch Home Entertainment, Peace Arch is also one of the leading distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada. For additional information, please visit www.peacearch.com.

For more investor-oriented information about Peace Arch Entertainment, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/. For current stock price quotes and news, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/quote.html. To view an Investor Fact Sheet, visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/factsheet.html. To read a transcript of a recent Peace Arch investor conference call or listen to an archived recording, please visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/peace-arch/conference.html.

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