Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2011 — Further cultivating its executive leadership team, Summit Entertainment announced today that it has promoted Meredith Milton to Senior Vice President, Production, and Karen Barna to Senior Vice President, Business Affairs. Milton will continue to report to Summit’s President of Production and Acquisitions, Erik Feig, and Barna will continue to report to Summit’s EVP of Business Affairs, Andrew Matosich.
Since joining Summit in February 2002, Milton has been involved in the development and production of some of the studios’ most well known films including LETTERS TO JULIET. Barna, who joined Summit in June 2002, brokered all cast deals for TWILIGHT, Summit’s first installment of the blockbuster franchise, as well as all supporting cast deals for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PARTS 1 & 2.
Summit Entertainment has acquired Unexpected, a pitch comedy that will be written by Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson, based on a treatment by Jennifer Eatz. Todd Garner will produce with Eatz. The writers, who scripted the Katherine Heigl-Josh Duhamel-starrer Life As We Know It, this time focus on a husband and wife who find out they’re expecting their second child. While he’s thrilled, she has reservations because her first pregnancy was tough. After an untimely run-in with an ancient fertility totem, they switch bodies, and he gets to experience the business end of pregnancy.WME and Anonymous Content brokered the deal with attorney David Weber, with Summit production prexy Eric Feig and veep Meredith Milton overseeing.