Alliance Atlantis* Motion Picture Distribution LP supports new anti-theft legislation



    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Alliance Atlantis(*) Motion Picture Distribution LP
lends its support to today's announcement by the Federal Government that it
has introduced a Bill to address the rampant problem of film piracy in Canada
to the House of Commons. This action, introduced by The Honourable Beverly J.
Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, The Honourable Robert
Douglas Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and The
Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry, is the first step in changing
the law to make the unauthorized recording of a movie in a Canadian theatre a
criminal offence.
    "We are delighted with the Government's announcement to change the
Criminal Code to help fight the growing problem of movie theft in Canadian
theatres," said CEO John Bailey. "This is an important step towards positive
changes to protect the rights of Canadian exhibitors, filmmakers, producers,
directors and distributors, and we applaud the Government's efforts."

    About Motion Picture Distribution LP and Movie Distribution Income Fund

    Motion Picture Distribution LP (the "Partnership") is a leading
distributor of motion pictures in Canada, with a presence in motion picture
distribution operations in the United Kingdom and Spain. The Partnership
distributes filmed entertainment to theatres, on video and DVD, and to
television broadcasters. Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. (TSX: AAC.A,
AAC.B) indirectly holds a 51% ownership interest in the Partnership and Movie
Distribution Income Fund (TSX: FLM.UN) indirectly holds the remaining
ownership interest in the Partnership.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are based
on certain assumptions and reflect the current expectations of Movie
Distribution Income Fund (the "Fund") and the Partnership. Forward-looking
statements are those which are not historical fact and include, but are not
limited to, statements of the Fund's or the Partnership's expectations and
intentions. The reader should not place undue reliance on them. They involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause them
to differ materially from the anticipated future results or expectations
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Certain risks,
uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements are
described in materials filed by the Fund with the security regulatory
authorities in Canada from time to time, including the Fund's Annual
Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2006, which is available at Neither the Fund nor the Partnership undertakes any obligation
to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    (*) "Alliance Atlantis" with the stylized "A" design is licensed from
Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., an indirect limited partner of Motion
Picture Distribution LP, not a general partner.

For further information:

For further information: Nuria Bronfman, Corporate Communications, Movie
Distribution Income Fund, Tel: (416) 967-8163,,

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