By mikejones | mikejones March 25, 2009 at 6:41AM
Producer and sales agent Kevin Iwashina hosted a congrats dinner at his West Hollywood residence for new Sundance head John Cooper.
Mingling among the dim sum and wine were a bevy of Cooper friends including FIND's Dawn Hudson, CAA's Micah Green, SKE's Bingham Ray, producer Michael London and Darin Frank from Eisner, Frank & Kahan.
Cooper was also joined by Sundance colleagues Trevor Groth, Michelle Satter, Caroline Libresco and Rosie Wong. "I'm excited to rev up the troops," Cooper told us. "I think they've been beaten down by all that's going on."
Party organizers Marcus Hu of Strand Releasing and Kevin Iwashina.
Cooper hugs one of his former "Sundance wives" Rebecca Yeldham, new director of the Los Angeles Film Fest. Yeldham and Cooper worked together at Sundance.
"Sugar" producer Jamie Patricof with Lynette Howell, producer of "Phoebe in Wonderland." Iwashina recently partnered with Patricof at Hunting Lane Films. Both "Sugar" and "Phoebe" opened this month.
Cooper and his other Sundance wife, producer Cathy Schulman, another fest vet.
All photos by John Shearer/Wireimage.com.