Seven Arts Pictures plc

June 23, 2008 04:38 ET


                                                                                              23/06/ 2008



LONDON--Seven  Arts  Pictures plc (the Company) (OTCBB:SAPXF, PLUS:SAPP) announced  that  famed  director
Anthony  Hickox, director of Waxwork and Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth, is signed to direct the Company's
new  horror  film "Catwalk". Tony Hickox recently completed the suspense thriller Knife Edge  with  Seven
Arts Pictures, which is scheduled for release in FY 2009.

The  Company  further announced that Julie Ordon has signed to star in "Catwalk".  Julie Ordon  is  well-
known  as  the face and body in the Victoria's Secret catalogue, the cover of magazines like Glamour  and
Elle,  and she's acted in several European and American films. Ordon appeared on the cover of the  French
edition of Playboy in December 2007, and she is the face for Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick shot by Bettina
Rheims. She recently attended the Cannes Film Festival to announce her role.

Catwalk follows the story of a stunning young woman who is taking the modeling industry by storm  as  she
is  drawn  into the always exciting yet oftentimes dangerous world of high fashion, glamour  and  excess.
The  fact  that  the  city  is  gripped by fear and speculation following  the  brutal  murders  of  four
supermodels is not enough to slow her down. Only when a whirlwind of fame starts to threaten her sense of
identity, she moves closer to discovering the darker secrets of who and what she is.

"We  are  thrilled to announce that we have signed Julie Ordon to star in Catwalk," said company  Founder
and  Chairman  Peter  Hoffman.  "Julie has established a significant  fan  base  from  around  the  world
throughout  her modeling career and we are proud to have signed this versatile talent. The  horror  genre
continues to be popular throughout the world and Anthony Hickox is a well known and popular director with
horror fans."

About Seven Arts:

Seven  Arts Pictures plc ("SAP", "7 Arts" or the "Company") was founded in 2002 as an independent  motion
picture  production  and  distribution  company  engaged  in  the  development,  acquisition,  financing,
production,  and  licensing  of theatrical motion pictures for exhibition in domestic  (i.e.  the  United
States and Canada) and foreign theatrical markets, and for subsequent worldwide release in other forms of
media, including home video and pay and free television.

Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

Included in this news release and other information that we make publicly available from time to time are
forward-looking  management comments and other statements that reflect management's current  outlook  for
future  periods.  These statements include, among others, statements regarding the  anticipated  benefits
from the development, production, or acquisition of new film projects as well as anticipated revenue from
other sources and which may be critical to the overall revenue and profits of the Company.

These  statements and expectations are based on currently available competitive, financial  and  economic
data  along with our operating plans, and are subject to future events and uncertainties that could cause
anticipated  events  not to occur or actual results to differ materially from historical  or  anticipated
results.  Among the events or uncertainties which could adversely affect future periods are:  changes  in
legal  contingencies; issues surrounding labor disputes with unions such as the Screen Actors Guild,  the
Director's Guild, and the Writer's Guild; our use of estimates and assumptions; and the concentration  of
our  capital  stock  ownership. The forward-looking statements in this news release  should  be  read  in
conjunction with the more detailed descriptions of the risk factors located in our Registration Statement
filed  with  the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as amended on Form 20-F (annual  report
pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act) for the year ended March 31, 2007 and as updated  to
December  31st, 2007 under Part 1 Item 3 Section 3.D entitled "Risk Factors". The Company  undertakes  no
obligation  to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a  result  of
new information or future events or developments.

The Directors of the issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.

Seven Arts Pictures plc UK contact:
Elaine New, +44-207-355-2051


Seven Arts Pictures plc US contact:
Erik Smith, +1-323-692-5010

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