SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
January 25, 2007 06:30 ET
Peace Arch Entertainment's Feature Film "Chapter 27" to Premiere Tonight at Prestigious Sundance Film Festival
Highly Influential Festival Provides Springboard for Global Acquisition and Distribution for Peace Arch Film
TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE)
(TSX: PAE), an innovative film and television entertainment company,
announced today that the Company's film "Chapter 27," about the
assassination of John Lennon, will premier tonight at 11:30 pm ET at the
highly influential Sundance Film Festival. Entertainment industry
executives are expected to attend the premier to explore possible
acquisition and distribution arrangements.
"Chapter 27" will have its world premiere in Sundance's elite Premieres
Program, which showcases the diversity of contemporary cinema.
"This year's Sundance Festival has already been very productive for Peace
Arch following the warm reception for our feature film 'Delirious,'" said
Mark Balsam, President of US Distribution at Peace Arch Entertainment.
"With two major motion pictures showing at the festival, we believe Peace
Arch is now being recognized by critics and prospective distribution
partners as a significant supplier of top quality theatrical motion
Held this year until January 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.
In "Chapter 27" Jared Leto ("Lord of War," "Alexander") stars as John
Lennon's killer Mark Chapman, who is torn between his awe of Lennon and his
desire to be famous himself. Lindsay Lohan ("Herbie Fully Loaded," "Mean
Girls") plays a devoted Lennon fan who befriends Chapman on that fateful
weekend in New York. Robert Salerno ("21 Grams," "All the Pretty Horses")
and Naomi Despres will produce the picture for Artina Films along with
"Chapter 27's premier at Sundance provides yet another validation of the
significant assets that Peace Arch has acquired to continuously build
shareholder value," said John Flock, President of Peace Arch Entertainment.
"Chapter 27" 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
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