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In a series of moves elevating Summit Entertainment’s profile among independent foreign sales companies, Summit prexy Patrick Wachsberger has parted with Peter Guber’s Mandalay Entertainment and separately with Tom Rosenberg’s Lakeshore Entertainment to handle overseas rights for several high-profile films, including helmer Tony Scott’s next picture, “The Fan.”

The company also is preparing to launch its own inhouse product, including an “untitled Roman project” being developed with Bulgari, the internationally known jewelry store, as the focus of a “Roman Holiday”- style romantic comedy.

“Between Cinergi, Mandalay and Constantin,” Wachsberger told Variety, “we have the preeminent producers of important movies who make their product available to independent distribution. Lakeshore is a fine addition to the mix.”

Sony-based Mandalay, which distribs domestically under the Columbia and TriStar banners, will supply Summit with four features, beginning with Scott’s thriller “The Fan.” Pic commences lensing Oct. 16 with Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. Followup is “Seven Years in Tibet,” an adventure epic from director Jean-Jacques Annaud, penned by Becky Johnston, which rolls in April starring Brad Pitt

Both will be offered at the upcoming Mifed in Milan.

The next two films for the Summit pipeline are as yet undecided.

For Paramount-based Lakeshore, Summit will be handling international distribution on its $20 million romantic comedy “Till There Was You,” starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Summit, begun as a joint venture in 1991 by producers Arnon Milchan (New Regency), Andrew Vajna (Cinergi) and Bernd Eichinger (Neue Constantin), is now a limited partnership controlled by Wachsberger, Robert Hayward and David Garrett

Along with the Bulgari project, another script Summit is itself developing under supervision of development execs Heidi Lester and Andrew Martin is “The Dome,” a modestly budgeted sci-fi story from first-timer Andy Bottacaro.

Summit also is branching out into co-financing. The company is partnered with U.K.-based Renaissance on “Twelfth Night,” directed by Trevor Nunn, and also co-financed “Bound,” starring Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly. Domestic distrib rights are held by Spelling Pictures.