SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

March 06, 2007 06:30 ET

Peace Arch Entertainment's Feature Film Receives Best Director Prize at Influential HBO Comedy Festival

Award for "Delirious" Follows Critical Acclaim at Prestigious Sundance and Top Prize at San Sebastian Film Festivals, Providing Springboard for Global Acquisitions

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE) announced today that Tom DiCillo, director of its award-winning comedy "Delirious," won the Best Director Award for a feature film at the highly influential HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. "Delirious" screened three times to sold-out theaters attended by entertainment industry executives at the 13th annual festival, regarded by many as the leading comedy film festival in the United States.

"Delirious" was accepted by the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival along with only nine other US feature film comedies. The film's screening followed closely on the heels of its critical acclaim during the North American premiere at this year's prestigious Sundance Film Festival. It also won multiple awards and outstanding reviews at the film's world premiere at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, including the prestigious SIGNIS award.

"The continued critical success and industry endorsement of 'Delirious' is an essential step in positioning this film with distributors in the US and internationally," said John Flock, President of Peace Arch Entertainment. "As our leading motion picture, 'Delirious' is a defining example of our company's commitment to being a supplier of high quality, entertaining film and television programming in the worldwide market."

"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 ("Matchstick Men," "Where The Truth Lies"), Michael Pitt ("Silk," "Last Days"), MTV Movie Award nominee Gina Gershon ("Bound," "Man About Town") and world renowned musician Elvis Costello playing himself. The film was produced by Independent Spirit Award winner Bob Salerno ("21 Grams," "All The Pretty Horses," "Chapter 27").

"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

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