HGTV Partners with Summit for Ender’s Game Fan Experience at SDCC 2013

Press Release:

HGTV AND SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO CREATE AN EXCLUSIVE “ENDER’S GAME” FAN EXPERIENCE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2013

HGTVNew York [July 16, 2013] – HGTV is partnering with Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE(R) company, to create an “Ender’s Game” exclusive fan experience exhibit as part of the studio’s highly anticipated film promotion for Comic-Con 2013 International in San Diego, Calif. Inside the “Ender’s Game” activation, located outside the Hilton Gaslamp district, HGTV showcases its “Journey Begins at Home” space – an interpretation of the Wiggins home living room – among eight elaborate, specially constructed, unique rooms that represent the most iconic environments of Ender’s world, complete with original film props and set pieces used in the movie.

“Comic-Con is the consumer entertainment event of the year and provides the perfect opportunity for HGTV to reach new audiences who are not only passionate about entertainment, but also about their home,” said Shannon Jamieson Driver, HGTV’s vice president of marketing & media strategies. “Event goers who experience our ‘Journey Begins at Home’ space might be surprised by our organic presence at the conference and that makes us stand out in an unexpected way.”

During the four-day event that runs July 18-21, “Ender’s Game” visitors can see exclusive film footage on LED screens, interact with new digital content, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room and enter the sweepstakes for the chance to win $10,000 courtesy of HGTV for their own “out of this world” home makeover.As the “Journey Begins At Home” in “Ender’s Game,” HGTV’s space showcases a sneak peek at a home of the future.

Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure directed by Gavin Hood starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. In preparation for the next attack, the humans begin training only the best students to find their future leader. Ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant young man is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters the training, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. He is soon ordained as the military’s next great hope and is charged to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. Summit Entertainment will release the film domestically November 1, 2013.

ABOUT HGTV

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).

ABOUT SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT

Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE(R) company, is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The company handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product.
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Summit Entertainment to Showcase Divergent at SDCC 2013 with Shailene Woodley and More

Press Release:

DivergentSummit Entertainment will showcase the film adaption of the #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT at Comic-Con 2013.

Hall H Panel - The studio’s panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature the first footage ever seen of the futuristic thriller and a Q&A with DIVERGENT’S filmmakers and cast, including novelist Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, and cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen.

Convention Floor Booth – Summit Entertainment’s booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight DIVERGENT. Exclusive premium promotional items will be distributed to the attendees walking the convention floor and cast members will sign autographs for booth visitors.

DIVERGENT Film Information:

Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it’s too late.

Directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.The film will be released domestically on March 21, 2014

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Will Serve as the Opening Panel in Hall H for SDCC 2012

Twilight SDCC 2011

Summit Entertainment Via Twilight Lexicon:

We are happy to announce that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 will be the opening panel in Hall H at ComicCon® International in San Diego on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Summit Entertainment will present a sneak peek at the highly anticipated conclusion of The Twilight Saga films. This is a must-see for fans interested in the story’s final chapter, who will be shown exclusive footage from THE TWILIGHT SAGA BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session providing details on the epic finale. In addition to the panel, BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 will also be present at the Summit Entertainment booth on the convention floor. Those who stop by will have the chance to attend autograph signings, participate in contests and collect free giveaways all weekend long.

Summit Entertainment Bringing Twilight and More to SDCC 2011

Twilight Breaking Dawn photo

Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA June 13, 2011 – For the fourth year in a row, Summit Entertainment will provide the Comic-Con® International audience with a unique, interactive booth experience featuring films from the studio’s upcoming slate, including an action adventure update of the beloved THE THREE MUSKETEERS, the alien invasion thriller THE DARKEST HOUR with effects from visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, and the highly anticipated THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1.

Those who stop by will be able to speak live via phone with select actors and filmmakers from Summit films, as well as participate in contests and giveaways. The authors of three novels that Summit Entertainment is bringing to life on the big screen will also complete autograph signings at the booth.

  • Erin Morgenstern is the author of NIGHT CIRCUS, a novel about 19th century teenage illusionists.
  • Isaac Marion is the author of WARM BODIES, in which an existentially tormented zombie begins an unlikely romance with the girlfriend of one of his victims. Jonathan Levine is attached to direct, with Nicholas Hoult (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) and Teresa Palmer (I AM NUMBER FOUR) attached to star.
  • Veronica Roth is the 22-year-old author of DIVERGENT, which launched on the New York Times best-seller list. In the dystopic future of DIVERGENT, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to a particular virtue: honesty, selflessness, bravery, peacefulness, or intelligence.

In addition to Summit’s booth presence at Comic-Con®, the studio will also host one of the first panels of the day in Hall H on Thursday, July 21st dedicated to THE TWILIGHT SAGA franchise. Fans interested in the story’s final chapters will be shown exclusive footage from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 and be treated to a filmmaker and cast Q&A session providing details on the first half of the epic two part finale, in theatres November 18, 2011.

For further information on Summit Entertainment’s activities at Comic-Con® International, follow @SummitEnt on Twitter.

About Summit Entertainment, LLC
Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.

Summit at SDCC 2010 with Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage, and Lots More

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SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE OF ITS TWO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ACTION FILMS OVER TWO DAYS DURING COMIC-CON 2010 IN SAN DIEGO

Studio will Showcase Cast and Filmmakers AND Debut Footage from its Upcoming Movies including RED and DRIVE ANGRY 3D

Los Angeles, CA July 7, 2010 – Summit Entertainment, which impacted Comic-Con for the past two years when it introduced thousands to THE TWLIGHT SAGA cast in San Diego, will be doing it again by bringing two of the most anticipated actions films, RED and DRIVE ANGRY 3D, to this year’s convention. Summit will provide a first ever look at exclusive footage as well as cast and filmmaker during panels on Thursday, July 22nd and Friday, July 23rd in Hall H.

Details of the panels are as follows:

Thursday, July 22, 2010 – 2:15pm – 3:15pm – Hall H:

RED – Stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, and Mary Louise Parker join director Robert Schwentke and Red’s graphic novel writer Warren Ellis as they debut the final trailer exclusively to Comic-Con 2010, before it’s ever in theaters, and answer questions about bringing this well known D.C. Comics graphic novel to the big screen. Based on the graphic novel by Ellis, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren star in this explosive action-comedy in which former CIA top agents become the Agency’s top targets because of the secrets they know.

Friday, July 23, 2010 – 10:30am – 11:00am – Hall H:

DRIVE ANGRY 3D – In a Comic-Con exclusive, stars of the film including Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard as well as director Patrick Lussier will debut footage from the high-octane, blood-spattered road trip through hell. In this newest action horror shot in 3D, a vengeful father hunts down the people who brutally killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby.

In addition to the exciting panels, Summit Entertainment will once again have a booth set up in the Grand Hall at Comic-Con where the studio will showcase titles from its upcoming slate. Those who stop by will be able to answer a call at the Summit phone booth to speak live with Summit filmmakers and talent or customize a t-shirt at the live t-shirt press. In addition, the prize wheel never stops spinning with thousands of promotional giveaways and exclusive prizes to win throughout the convention!

About Summit Entertainment LLC

Summit Entertainment is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases 10 to 12 films on average annually.

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Pattinson, Stewart, and Lautner at Eclipse Convention This Weekend

Although they will not be available for autographs or photo ops, nevertheless, Robert Pattison, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner will be making a rare convention appearance together this Saturday as part of The Official Twilight Saga Eclipse Convention being put on jointly by Summit Entertainment and Creation Entertainment in Los Angeles, June 11-13.

The full breakdown of just who is attending as well as his or her availability is listed below, via Creation Entertainment:

Twilight Special Guests

robert pattinson ROBERT PATTINSON

Appearing on a very special panel event Saturday early evening! If you are attending the convention you are IN to see this amazing event!

Due to scheduling, Robert will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

kristen stewart KRISTEN STEWART

Appearing on a very special panel event Saturday early evening! If you are attending the convention you are IN to see this amazing event!

Due to scheduling, Kristen will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

taylor lautner TAYLOR LAUTNER

Appearing on a very special panel event Saturday early evening! If you are attending the convention you are IN to see this amazing event!

Due to scheduling, Taylor will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

peter facinelli PETER FACINELLI

Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Appearing Saturday on a special Cullen Family Panel.

Due to scheduling, Peter will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

elizabeth reaser ELIZABETH REASER

Esme Cullen
Appearing Saturday on a special Cullen Family Panel.

Due to scheduling, Elizabeth will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

nikki reed NIKKI REED

Rosalie Hale
Appearing Saturday on a special Cullen Family Panel.

Due to scheduling, Nikki will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

ashley greene ASHLEY GREENE

Alice Cullen
Appearing Saturday on a special Cullen Family Panel.

Due to scheduling, Ashley will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

gil birmingham GIL BIRMINGHAM

TWILIGHT’s Billy Black
Appearing Saturday

chaske spencer CHASKE SPENCER

Sam Uley
Appearing Saturday on a special Wolf Pack Panel.

Due to scheduling, Chaske will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

alex meraz ALEX MERAZ

Paul
Appearing Saturday on a special Wolf Pack Panel.

Due to scheduling, Alex will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

julia jones JULIA JONES

Leah Clearwater
Appearing Saturday on a special Wolf Pack Panel

Due to scheduling, Julia will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

kiowa gordon KIOWA GORDON

Embry Call
Appearing Friday

tinsel korey TINSEL KOREY

NEW MOON’s Emily
Appearing Friday

justin chon JUSTIN CHON

TWILIGHT’s Eric Yorkie
Appearing Friday

michael welch MICHAEL WELCH

Mike Newton
Appearing Friday

christian serratos CHRISTIAN SERRATOS

Angela
Appearing Saturday

christopher heyerdahl CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL

The Volturi’s Marcus
Appearing Sunday

daniel cudmore DANIEL CUDMORE

The Volturi’s Felix
Appearing Saturday

bryce dallas howard BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD

Victoria
Appearing Saturday on a special panel tentatively with Xavier Samuel.

Due to scheduling, Bryce will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

xavier samuel XAVIER SAMUEL

Riley
Appearing Saturday on a special panel tentatively with Bryce Dallas Howard.

Due to scheduling, Xavier will not be available for autographing or photo ops.

justine wachberger JUSTINE WACHSBERGER

NEW MOON’s Gianna
Appearing Sunday

tyson houseman TYSON HOUSEMAN

NEW MOON’s Quil Ateara
Appearing Saturday

booboo stewart BOOBOO STEWART

ECLIPSE’s Seth Clearwater
Appearing all three days

Summit Entertainment Offers 3 Sneak Peeks at SDCC

Press Release:

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE OF THREE NEW FILMS AT COMIC-CON 2009

Studio will Showcase Cast and Filmmaker Panels along with Footage from its Upcoming Movies including the Highly Anticipated Sequel THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON on Thursday, July 23rd

Plus-”The Twilight Experience”: A Fun-Filled Evening Screening of the Original TWILIGHT featuring Surprise Cast Appearances

Los Angeles, CA July 14, 2009 – Summit Entertainment will treat attendees of Comic-Con 2009 to a one-of-a-kind look at three of its upcoming films, featuring revealing cast and filmmaker panels and exclusive footage on Thursday, July 23. Among the fan-friendly attractions are sneak peeks at upcoming releases including ASTRO BOY, SORORITY ROW and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, the highly-anticipated sequel to its blockbuster vampire romance.

Panel presentations, featuring exclusive footage from each film, will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from 1:45-2:45 for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON in Hall H.

Details of the panels are as follows:

1:45p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Hall H:

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON – The highly anticipated sequel to last year’s box-office smash TWILIGHT is the subject of a question-and-answer session featuring surprise members of the cast. In anticipation of being one of the convention’s most talked-about events, the panel will also thrill the crowd with a first look at never-before-seen footage from the film. With THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) and Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) return in a captivating new chapter of the action epic that has enthralled audiences around the world.

Special Evening TWILIGHT Screenings
Summit is also proud to present “The Twilight Experience,” a one-night-only special theatrical re-release of global sensation TWILIGHT, featuring an introduction by cast members.

Screening tickets are $10 and can only be purchased online at Fandango (www.fandango.com) and picked up at the theater prior to the event. Multiple staggered showings of TWILIGHT will take place at the Pacific Gaslamp 15. Doors open at 5:30 and fans with tickets will be admitted on a first-come, first-seated basis. The Pacific Gaslamp 15 is located at 701 5th Ave., just a few blocks from the Convention Center. Two tickets per person limit.

Photo Booth, Giveaways and More!
Throughout the convention, visitors to the Summit Entertainment booth in the Grand Hall will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken in an exclusive THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON photo booth and collect special edition trading cards for the film. They can also meet the CG-animated versions of classic characters brought to new life in ASTRO BOY. With each spin of the prize wheel, lucky visitors will win promotional giveaways or exclusive prizes.