Peace Arch nabs Odd Lot titles for home vid


TORONTO -- Canadian mini-studio Peace Arch Entertainment on Thursday said that it has acquired Canadian home video rights to three feature films from Los Angeles-based Odd Lot Entertainment: "Suburban Girl," "Undead or Alive" and "Ira & Abby."

Peace Arch said its home entertainment division will release the new titles into its pipeline on DVD in early 2008.

"Suburban Girl" is a romantic comedy starring Sarah Michelle Gellar that's based on two short stories from Melissa Bank. It was written and directed by Marc Klein.

The Western comedy "Undead or Alive" stars James Denton and Chris Kattan and was written and directed by Glasgow Phillips.

Robert Cary's "Ira & Abby," also a romantic comedy, stars Chris Messina, Jennifer Westfeldt and Jason Alexander.

The latest acquisitions follow Toronto-based Peace Arch starting to release theatrical titles in the U.S. market after purchasing movie producers Castle Hill Prods. and Dream Llc. as well as U.S. DVD distributor Trinity Home Entertainment.

Peach Arch also combined Trinity and newly acquired Toronto-based home entertainment distributor KaBoom! to grow its Canadian distribution business.