Summit, Weinstein still host lively events
The two big indie film companies with party real estate at the BevHilton — Summit and The Weinstein Co. — suffered a smidge of post-Globes fizzle, thanks to a woeful lack of wins.
At the Weinstein bash, one exec exclaimed, “One in twelve! Trainwreck!”
But it didn’t stop a long, entryway-clogging wad of celebs from hitting the soiree in the old Trader Vic space, which has been refurbished into a cavernous nightclub called Bar 210.
Doing the 100-yard crawl down one of the hotel’s longest red carpets into the TWC gathering were the belles of “Nine,” Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Fergie; “A Single Man” helmer Tom Ford and his stars Julianne Moore and Colin Firth; as well as the “Inglourious Basterds” pack — Quentin Tarantino, producer Lawrence Bender, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Eli Roth and TWC’s lone winner of the night: Christoph Waltz.
At Summit’s soiree on the eighth floor of the BevHilton, toppers Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger milled in a crowd-free space with “The Hurt Locker” honorees and some “Twilight” cast. Among the guests who popped by were Harrison Ford, Robert Downey Jr. , Jodie Foster, Bill Paxton and “Lost’s” Matthew Fox.
The Summit hosts weren’t dwelling on “Hurt’s” 0-3 score that night. Wachsberger was already looking ahead to the Sundance film festival (starting this week).
“Hurt Locker” producer Nicolas Chartier dryly noted that his highlight of the night was snapping a pic with “Twilight” thesp Taylor Lautner, intended for his god daughter.
Lautner later surfaced at Weinstein bash, where he was cornered in a booth by a wall of leggy cocktail waitresses, a clueless security guard and a rogue photographer who snuck a couple of blinding snaps that prompted the in-demand teen to stagger off.