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Patrick Wachsberger

Patrick Wachsberger

Patrick Wachsberger is President and CEO of Summit Entertainment, a position he has held since he and his partners Bob Hayward and David Garrett bought out the prior Summit Entertainment Group shareholders in November 1993. Today, Summit Entertainment is one of the film industry's leading independent international distribution companies. Films distributed by Summit in recent years include American Pie, The Blair Witch Project, Cruel Intentions, Sleepy Hollow, Memento, The Score, U-571 and Insomnia.

Prior to running Summit Entertainment, Wachsberger served as President and CEO of Odyssey Entertainment and Odyssey Distributors, Ltd. During his six year tenure at Odyssey, he acquired, co-produced and distributed Pelle the Conqueror and Time of the Gypsies. With Regency Pictures he co-produced, or executive produced, and distributed Sydney Lumet's Q&A and Blake Edwards' Switch. Other projects he distributed included Ridley Scott's 1492.

Prior to heading Odyssey, Wachsberger was President of J & M Entertainment, one of the industry's leading foreign sales companies. He served there for 11 years.

Wachsberger began his career in 1972, in Italy and France, as an Assistant Director and Production Manager, working on over twenty films. After directing short films, he moved to the United States where he produced several films with his father, Nat Wachsberger. These included The Killer Force with Telly Savalas and Peter Fonda for American International Pictures, and a feature animated film of The Three Musketeers, directed by John Halas.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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Selected Filmography

Lies & Alibis
Loss of Sexual Innocence
In the Valley of Elah
Step Up: Revolution
Step Up 3
Step Up
Vanilla Sky
Lies and Alibis
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