According to HollywoodReporter.com, Summit has found a new way to be rewarded for Twilight. Millions of dollars and a countless number of fans seem enough to put Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, the co-chairmen of Summit Entertainment, on top of the world. But being honored at the Sundance film festival with the second-annual Nielsen Impact Award topped it all. It was awarded for the impact an individual makes on the independent film community.
Wachsberger, who launched the company in 1996, and Friedman, a former Paramount Pictures executive, also credited Summit executives Erik Feig, David Garrett and Bob Hayward for “Twilight’s” monumental success. Its sequel, “New Moon,” is already in preproduction.
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