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Deal gives Summit ‘Closure’

Tyro scribe gets low against mid-six

Summit Entertainment has sewn up a deal for “Closure.” Spec script by tyro scribe Ellen Rapoport was preemptively taken off the market in a deal valued at low against mid-six figures.

Rapoport, a Harvard-educated attorney up until last week, quit that gig after selling her laffer about a high-powered lawyer dumped by her fiance. In a neurotic fit, the beautiful counselor sets out to track down and confront every guy who’s ever broken up with her — dating back to grade school.

Immediate interest

Indie producer Kate Phillips brought the script into Summit. Senior VP of production Modi Wiczyk and Summit CEO Patrick Wachsberger, having read the script overnight, decided to immediately snap it up. While the company is best known for handling foreign sales deals, it also is setting up an inhouse production entity headed by Wiczyk.

“Ellen’s voice is completely hip and unique,” said Wiczyk of his decision to buy early.

Rapoport was repped in her deal by Mike Lubin at the William Morris Agency in Gotham, and by attorney Michael Fuller at Nelson, Guggenheim, Felker & Levine.

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