UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C., 20549


FORM 6-K


REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15D-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


For the month of May, 2007


PEACE ARCH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC.

(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)


407-124 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2Z2

(Address of principal executive office)


[Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20F or Form 40-F.


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Form 40-F

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[Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


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This Form 6-K shall be incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-134552) and any other Registration Statement filed by the Registrant which by its terms automatically incorporates the Registrant's filings and submissions with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


(If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):

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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 today’s 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 (“Schindler’s 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 (“Soldier’s Girl,” “Bandit,” “Barbershop”)


In addition to Peace Arch Entertainment’s expanding library of motion pictures and long-form television programming, the company’s 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.

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:

      

     Roy Bodner

     Vice President Public Relations

     Peace Arch Entertainment

     (310) 776-7208

     Email Contact: Email Contact

      

     Or

      

     Financial Communications

     Trilogy Capital Partners

     Ryon Harms

     (800) 592-6067

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SIGNATURES


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.

       

(Registrant)


Date

May 16, 2007

 

By

"Mara Di Pasquale"

       

(Signature)*

       

Mara Di Pasquale, Chief Financial Officer

*Print the name and title under the signature of the signing officer.


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