SOURCE: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

December 15, 2006 17:07 ET

Peace Arch® Entertainment Acquires International Distribution Rights to Feature Film "A West Texas Children's Story"

Drama Stars Heather Graham, Dylan Mcdermott, Lara Flynn Boyle, Matthew Modine, Val Kilmer

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 15, 2006 -- Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX: PAE) (TSX: PAE), an innovative film and television entertainment company, has acquired all distribution rights outside the United States to the drama "A West Texas Children's Story" as the Company continues to expand its portfolio of film, television and DVD productions.

The film stars AnnaSophia Robb ("Charlie and The Chocolate Factory," "Because of Winn Dixie"), Cayden Boyd ("X-Men: The Last Stand," "Mystic River"), Lara Flynn Boyle ("The Practice," "Huff"), Matthew Modine ("Short Cuts," "Pacific Heights"), Val Kilmer ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "The Saint"), Heather Graham ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," "Boogie Nights") and Dylan McDermott ("In The Line of Fire," "Three To Tango").

The film, from Thom Mount's ("Night Falls On Manhattan," "Natural Born Killers," "Bull Durham") Whitsett Hill Entertainment, is directed by Brad Isaacs (writer on "Roseanne," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Newsradio") who also wrote the script, produced by Morna Ciraki and Arturo Muyshondt, and executive produced by Mount, Polly Platt ("The War of The Roses") and Ryan Howe.

In "A West Texas Children's Story" AnnaSophia Robb and Cayden Boyd play two teenagers who embark on a life changing adventure. After growing up with distant parents they take to the road encountering a variety of unique characters throughout their incredible journey, each of whom offers them a chance to learn more about the world around them and about each other.

"A West Texas Children's Story" recently completed production in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Penny Wolf, managing director of Peace Arch's theatrical films sales division, Peace Arch Films, said, "Reminiscent of great coming of age films like 'Paper Moon' and 'Stand By Me,' 'A West Texas Children's Story' is a truly universal tale set to appeal to a wide range of audiences the world over. A great cast, including stand out performances from the young leads, adds further pedigree to the production."

"A West Texas Children's Story" 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 2007 Sundance Film Festival invitee and San Sebastian Film Festival prize-winning satire "Delirious" starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Alison Lohman; another 2007 Sundance Film Festival invitee "Chapter 27" starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan; the recently completed ten-hour event television series "The Tudors," starring Jonathan Rhys-Myers and Sam Neill; and the recently completed romantic comedy "Watching The Detectives," starring Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu.

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 Home Entertainment is one of the leading distributors of DVDs and related products in Canada. Peace Arch recently entered into an agreement to acquire Castle Hill Productions and Dream LLC, whose library of more than 500 classic, contemporary and genre films is expected to supplement Peace Arch's own annual output of more than two dozen new feature films and long form television programs. 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect," or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, continued acceptance of the Company's products and services in the marketplace, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, availability of capital and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Roy Bodner
    Vice President Public Relations
    Peace Arch Entertainment
    (310) 450-1711
    Email Contact

    or

    Financial Communications
    Trilogy Capital Partners
    Paul Karon
    (800) 592-6067
    Email Contact