Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
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Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

June 02, 2005 10:41 ET

Peace Arch Subsidiary Wins Six Leo Awards For Production Excellence

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 2, 2005) - Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX:PAE)(TSX:PAE) today announced that its programs "Love it or Lose it" and "Prisoners of Age" won a total of six Leo Awards at the 2005 competition recognizing excellence in film and television production.

Sponsored by the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, this year's competition featured more than 700 entries for the coveted awards in a variety of formats and genres.

"We're thrilled at the acknowledgement our programs received this week," said Blair Reekie, President of Peace Arch subsidiary The Eyes Project Development Corp. "A win at the Leos is the highest possible praise available to western Canadian producers as well as our talented film and television craftspeople. We congratulate our entire team on a job well done."

"Prisoners of Age", the original and provocative documentary on the subject of geriatric inmates across the USA and Canada, won Leos for Best Cinematography (Brian Johnson), Best Sound Editing (J. Martin Taylor), Best Original Score (John Korsrud), Best Direction (Stan Feingold) and Best Documentary Program or Series (Stan Feingold and Blair Reekie). "Love It or Lose It" won the Leo for Best Direction of a Lifestyle Program or Series (Lawrence McDonald).

"Prisoners of Age" will make its U.S. East Coast premiere at the Brooklyn International Film Festival with a screening Sunday, June 5 at 9:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum.

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (www.peacearch.com), one of Canada's foremost entertainment companies, creates, develops, produces and distributes proprietary feature film and television programming for worldwide markets. Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. and its subsidiaries have offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles and London, England.

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  • Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
    Nicole Spracklin
    (416) 487-0377 (ext. 237)
    nspracklin@peacearch.com
    or
    Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated
    Robert Rinderman or Karin Oloffson
    (212) 835-8500
    PAE@jcir.com