Peace Arch Entertainment to Receive Government Funding

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Wed, 11/19/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Peace Arch Entertainment Group an integrated global entertainment company has announced that Telefilm Canada has made Peace Arch Releasing eligible for the Canadian Feature Film Marketing Fund. The federal culture agency’s official recognition of Peace Arch’s theatrical distribution arm will permit the company to seek financial support for the domestic release of Canadian-produced films. Dedicated to the development and promotion of the nation’s audiovisual industry Telefilm Canada provides the private sector financial support to create distinctive Canadian film productions appealing to domestic and international audiences. “We are very excited to start this new relationship with Telefilm and help drive Canadian box office results ” says Berry Meyerowitz president of Peace Arch Home Entertainment which oversees the company’s theatrical releasing activities in Canada.  “We will work with Canadian filmmakers to exploit their films across all media in Canada as well as in the United States and all foreign territories.” Since entering the theatrical distribution business in late 2007 Peace Arch has released eight films in Canada. The latest is the critically acclaimed JCVD starring Jean-Claude Van Damme which debuted last month in Canada and 20-plus U.S. markets. More than a dozen new releases are also planned for 2009 and beyond.   Peace Arch Entertainment