Peace Arch picks up 4 Insight Film titles


TORONTO -- Canadian mini-studio Peace Arch Entertainment on Tuesday said it has picked up the Canadian distribution rights to four movies from Vancouver-based producer Insight Film Studios.

Toronto-based Peace Arch said the multipicture deal includes the Matthew Perry-starring comedy "Numb," writer Harris Goldberg's directorial debut that is set for a North American theatrical release in 2008.

Also on the Peace Arch slate is "When a Man Falls in the Forest" starring Sharon Stone and Timothy Hutton, which is set for a DVD release in Canada Jan. 8.

Peace Arch also picked up "Operation Espionage," a thriller starring Wesley Snipes that is in preproduction and is slated for DVD release next summer, and the Steven Seagal starrer "Higher Education," also in preproduction and set for a summer 2008 release.

The deal was unveiled by Tim Brown, president of Insight Film Releasing, and Berry Meyerowitz, president of Peace Arch Home Entertainment.