Summers, Sandberg join 821

Company focuses on 'heartland' projects

Matt Summers has joined media and technology firm 821 Entertainment Group as vice president of film development, and Ashley Sandberg has taken on the same role on the TV side.

Summers will be based in Los Angeles; Sandberg in New York.

Summers joins 821 from Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Films, where he served as associate producer on “Bangkok Dangerous”; Sandberg was a consultant for @radical.media.

Additionally, Carrie Simons will take on the role of senior vice president of TV development in addition to her role of senior VP, corporate communications.

821 Entertainment Group is headquartered in Nashville and was launched in 2004 by Eric Geadelmann and Anastasia Brown. The company deals in projects that it deems to have “heartland” appeal.