Sony strikes Peace accord


TORONTO -- Canadian producer Peace Arch Entertainment Group said Thursday that Sony Pictures Entertainment has picked up nontheatrical rights outside North America to five of its films.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Toronto-based Peace Arch said Sony acquired the exclusive DVD, TV, mobile and new-media rights for two dramas: Christian Slater starrer "The Good Shepherd" and "The Keeper," starring Dennis Hopper. Also picked up were the thrillers "Five Girls," starring Ron Perlman; "Dead Mary," with Dominique Swain; and "Living Death," with Kristy Swanson.

The international deal was negotiated by Sony worldwide acquisitions chief Peter Schlessel and Peace Arch president John Flock.

Sony Pictures earlier picked up the international distribution rights to "The Tudors," the Showtime series co-produced by Peace Arch.