Nancy Kirkpatrick-A Friend to Twilight-Moving On

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Over the years, there were various voices at Summit Entertainment who really “got Twilight” and “got the Fandom”. Most of their work was behind the scenes. Probably many, wouldn’t even know what they did. One of those who got Twilight out there as Twilight and not some weird story that was barely connected to the novels, and really embraced the PR that fandom could bring was Nancy Kirkpatrick. 

According to Variety, Nancy is now moving on.

 

Lionsgate and Summit have merged their marketing divisions into one entity, it was announced Thursday, forcing the ouster of longtime Summit marketing exec Nancy Kirkpatrick, who oversaw the “Twilight” and “Divergent” campaigns at the company.

As a result, Tim Palen, Lionsgate’s chief marketing officer, will have marketing oversight of the Lionsgate and Summit film labels as well as its Pantelion Films joint venture with Televisa and its urban Codeblack Films label.

Kirkpatrick, who has served as Summit Entertainment’s president of worldwide marketing for the past six years, will resign at the end of this month.

THR did a retrospective on what Nancy accomplished with Twilight back in 2012. The link also includes a story of what happened the first time we met Nancy.

Over the years, Nancy put her foot down on any number of things that were beneficial to the franchise. Much respect from this website for a woman who made it in the boy’s club that Hollywood can be. Nancy, our thanks, and we wish you well.

Original Twilight Novel $2.99 Today only on Amazon

If you are a kindle user, you can get the original Twilight novel for $2.99 today in honor of Valentine’s Day. Check it out here.

The Novel Twilight Reaches a UK Sales Record

According to the Book Seller Blog:

“Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, the first instalment in the US novelist’s hugely popular dark romance series of the same name, has become only the 13th novel to sell more than two million copies in the UK since the turn century.

Stephenie Meyer follows in the footsteps of J K Rowling, Dan Brown and Mark Haddon – the only other authors to have achieved the two-million-in-the-21st-century feat.

Last week, the book sold 16,672 copies in the UK, taking its total sales to date to 2,005,609. Just over £9.7m has been spent on the book since it was first published in the UK in 2006 – a year in which it sold just 1,684 copies, according to Nielsen BookScan data.”

For those of you who didn’t discover Twilight until more recently, Twilight struggled to find an audience in the UK if for no other reason the UK distributor saddled it with a now replaced terrible cover and then came up with an arguably even more dreadful cover for New Moon (seen above). At the time, it was our perception that they  seemed hell bent on marketing it as dark vampire lit. As the article states, the book took off once it gained fame in the US, was repackaged in the US format after Eclipse, and not marketed as a dark, gothic, tale.

Incidentally, if you have the book with one of those covers and it’s in good shape, it stand potential as a collectors item particularly if you can get a Stephenie Meyer signature in it.

See more on the Book Seller

Twilight Convention Takes San Francisco

KTVU.COM has an article about the Creation Entertainment Twilight Convention happening now in San Francisco.  The list of guests this weekend include Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, and the Wolf Pack.  Alphie and Pel will also be there presenting panels on Forks, sets visits and the Red Carpet.  If you can’t be there follow us on twitter for all the most up to date happenings.

Actors reaction to MTV Movie Awards and Taylor talks Action Hero status

MTV has some new articles and recap interviews up with the cast from last night’s event. Taylor talks about being “an inprovisational action hero” and some of the things we can expect from New Moon.

 

Larry Carroll has the actors reaction to Twilight winning Best Movie!

Gossip Girl Meets Twilight

Twilight got a mention on last night’s Gossip Girl episode. Look for it at the 3:05 mark or so. TY to multiple people who emailed in and TY to Leah for tracking down the footage.