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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15D-16
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For the month of May, 2007
PEACE ARCH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.
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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition Group Acquires From Peace Arch Entertainment
All U.S. Rights to Star-Studded Dramatic Feature Winged Creatures
Drama Stars Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Forest Whitaker, with Jennifer Hudson and Jackie Earle Haley
Los Angeles-- Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (AMEX:PAE - News) (TSX:PAE.TO - News), an innovative film and television entertainment company, and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group announced today that Sony has acquired U.S. distribution rights in all media to the feature film Winged Creatures from Peace Arch.
Winged Creatures stars six of todays most celebrated actors, 2007 Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland Platoon), 2007 Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and 2007 Academy Award®-nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children Bad News Bears) star in the ensemble drama alongside Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Guy Pearce (Memento, LA Confidential), Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Kate Beckinsale (The Aviator, Pearl Harbor), and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Dakota Fanning (War of The Worlds, I Am Sam).
The film is directed by Australian Rowan Woods (Little Fish The Boys), from a screenplay by Roy Freirich. Robert Salerno (21 Grams, Chapter 27, Delirious) is producing the film, which recently completed principal photography in Los Angeles.
The deal was negotiated by Peace Arch President John Flock and Lara Thompson, SVP of Acquisitions and Production for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group and Scott Shooman, Executive Director of Acquisitions and Production for SPWAG.
Peace Arch Entertainment Group president John Flock said, Winged Creatures is an extraordinarily moving work that exemplifies the type of high-quality independent feature that Peace Arch is now supplying. Sony has a successful track record with character-driven dramatic features, and they are an ideal distribution partner for us in features as well as international television, proven by their winning campaign on our series The Tudors.
In Winged Creatures, though commonly linked by a life-changing tragedy, the survivors of a senseless multiple murder are each left to divine their own path to understanding their personal mortality and their connection to society.
The supporting cast includes Embeth Davidtz (Schindlers List, Army of Darkness, Junebug), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct, The Firm, Sliding Doors), Josh Hutcherson (Bridge To Terabithia, Polar Express, American Splendor), Robin Weigert (The Good German, Deadwood, Angels In America), and Troy Garity (Soldiers Girl, Bandit, Barbershop)
In addition to Peace Arch Entertainments expanding library of motion pictures and long-form television programming, the companys current line-up of feature films includes the romantic comedy The Deal starring William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J and Elliott Gould, now in post-production, the romantic comedy "Watching The Detectives" starring Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu which recently world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and screening at Cannes, two of the favorites at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival: the drama "Chapter 27" starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan, also screening at Cannes, and "Delirious," a comedy starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon and Elvis Costello.
Peace Arch also co-produced and is the worldwide distributor of 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"), which was recently renewed for a second season following record-setting ratings for Showtime Networks in the United States.
About Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com
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 owns one of the largest libraries of top quality independent feature films in the world, featuring more than 500 classic and contemporary titles. 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 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.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
May 16, 2007
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