SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

May 14, 2008 10:40 ET

Peace Arch Entertainment's Cannes Line-Up Features Screenings of Festival Favorites "The Deal" and "The Babysitters"

Exciting Highlights From Recently Completed Sports Drama "Goal 3" to Make Worldwide Debut

TORONTO--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE), an integrated global entertainment company, today announced its screenings lineup for the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and Market. The company will screen the romantic comedy "The Deal" (William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, Elliott Gould, Jason Ritter) on May 17 and May 19, and the dark comedy "The Babysitters" (John Leguizamo, Katherine Waterston, Cynthia Nixon) on May 18 and May 20. At Cannes, Peace Arch will also debut exciting clips from its sports drama "Goal 3" (Kuno Becker), which is currently in post-production, and the company will continue to pursue international sales for the recently completed "Winged Creatures" (Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning). The Cannes Film Festival and Market takes place May 14-25 in Cannes, France.

"We are very pleased to be introducing 'Goal 3' and presenting 'The Babysitters' and 'The Deal' to international buyers following their successful North American premieres at the most recent Toronto and Sundance film festivals respectively," said Peace Arch Entertainment President-COO John Flock. "As we expand our North American releasing operation and continue our shift towards more theatrical titles, we believe Peace Arch is rapidly becoming one of the 'must see' companies for international distributors and broadcasters at major markets and festivals like Cannes."

Other Peace Arch titles featured at Cannes include the popular Tom Green-Dave England snowboarding comedies "Shred" and "Shred 2," the thriller "Devil's Mercy" starring Stephen Rea, and "Guns," the explosive four-hour miniseries starring Elisha Cuthbert and Colm Feore, each of which was introduced at MIP in April.

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 one of the leading independent theatrical and home entertainment distributors in North America, and owns one of the largest libraries of top quality independent feature films in the world, featuring more than 1,000 classic and contemporary titles. For additional information, please visit

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