LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, announced it will bring TWILIGHT SAGA fans a once in a lifetime experience when it auctions off a VIP package for the upcoming red carpet world premiere of Summit Entertainment's THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2. The event is sure to be a night to remember with the film's stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and many more confirmed to attend.
On October 30, TWILIGHT SAGA fans will be able to bid on a VIP package available on charitybuzz.com via the link http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/3185115 with the winner receiving four tickets offering exclusive access at the world premiere on November 12. The night begins with a pre-reception hosted by Film Independent with the film's director Bill Condon and actors from THE TWILIGHT SAGA scheduled to attend. Following the reception, the winner and their guests will be escorted to the Nokia Theatre where they will take their VIP seats for the world premiere of the film. Following the screening, they'll attend the official after party where the film's cast will be celebrating the film's arrival to screens on November 16, 2012.
"We are thrilled to be joining forces with Summit Entertainment and director Bill Condon on this amazing auction for fans of The Twilight Saga," said Josh Welsh, Co-President of Film Independent. "This ultimate premiere experience was designed to give true fans the night of their lives. Thanks to Rob Friedman, Patrick Wachsberger and his entire team at Summit, the funds raised will benefit our nonprofit efforts to support independent filmmakers in achieving their cinematic vision."
To date, THE TWILIGHT SAGA franchise has grossed over $2.5 billion in worldwide box office. Knowing the in-demand tickets would raise funds for the nonprofit, Condon, who is also the sitting Chairman of Film Independent's Board of Directors, brought the world premiere opportunity to the nonprofit along with the help of Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company.
"As a longstanding member of Film Independent and current Chairman of its Board of Directors, I'm always looking for ways to raise awareness of the organization," said Condon "I hope that by providing a one-of-a-kind fan experience for the final Twilight film we'll also be able to support the goals of Film Independent."
Bidding for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 world premiere package will begin on October 30 and conclude November 7. The highest bidder will receive confirmation and instructions on how to claim their prizes. The funds raised will go towards supporting Film Independent's mission and year-round programs, including Project Involve, which is dedicated to increasing diversity in the film industry by cultivating the careers of under-represented filmmakers.
Summit Entertainment will release THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 in theatres on Friday, November 16, 2012.
The astonishing conclusion to the TWILIGHT SAGA franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon directed both the first and second parts of the two-part finale starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The film, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, was written by Melissa Rosenberg with Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.
About THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series
THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together...even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 20, 2009, the third installment, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was released June 30, 2010, and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 was released on November 18, 2011.
About Film Independent
Film Independent is a nonprofit arts organization that supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision in independent film. They produce the Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival, and LACMA Film Series. Film Independent provides access to a network of like-minded artists who are driving creativity in the film industry. For more information visit www.filmindependent.org.
SOURCE Film Independent