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Peace Arch Broadens First Look Deal

6 Dec, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Peace Arch Entertainment Dec. 6 announced it has acquired Canadian rights to 32 movies from First Look Studios.

The Toronto-based production and distribution company, which in February inked an exclusive DVD distribution deal for First Look product in Canada, plans to expand distribution of the movies to include theatrical, video-on-demand and television.

Five of the titles, An American Crime, with Catherine Keener and James Franco; Smiley Faces, with Anna Faris (Scary Movie) and John Krasinkski (“The Office”); Day of the Dead (Mena Suvari); Finding Rin Tin Tin, with Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire) and The Amateurs, with Jeff Bridges and Ted Danson, are earmarked for theatrical distribution first.

The remaining movies will be released on Canadian TV, including Animal, with Ving Rhames; Stateside, with Val Kilmer; Relative Strangers, with Danny DeVito; Journey to the End of the Night (Brendan Fraser); and Demi Moore in Half Light.

“We believe that each of these well-made films will resonate with a sizable audience in the Canadian market,” said Berry Meyerowitz, president of Peace Arch Home Entertainment.

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