Mister Smith Entertainment
Company typePrivate
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1 May 2012; 11 years ago (2012-05-01)
  • David Garrett
77 Dean Street, London, England
Key people
David Garrett (CEO)[1]

Mister Smith Entertainment is a British film distribution company involved in the acquisition, financing, production, licensing and distribution sales of films for the global theatrical market. Co-founded by David Garrett and Constantin Film, Mister Smith was established on 1 May 2012.

Mister Smith Entertainment currently has distribution deals with Amblin Partners, Constantin, Entertainment One, and Broad Green Pictures, and also acquires films from independent filmmakers and producers.[3]


Mister Smith Entertainment was founded by David Garrett on 1 May 2012, as a joint venture between Garrett and Constantin Films. Garrett previously had co-founded Summit Entertainment where he served as president until his resignation in February 2012, following Summit's acquisition by Lionsgate.[4] The company was established with Ralpho Borgos as chief of international licensing and distribution, and Annasivia Britt as vice president of the company's marketing and publicity department.[5] The first film distributed by Mister Smith was The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which was acquired at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[6]

In August 2012, Mister Smith entered a deal with DreamWorks Pictures, wherein Mister Smith would handle the international distribution sales for DreamWorks' films in various international territories.[7] The following month, Mister Smith brokered multiple deals on behalf of DreamWorks with various film distributors across Europe, including Entertainment One, Constantin, Nordisk Film and Italia Film.[8] Mister Smith took control of distribution in these territories from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, which continued to distribute for DreamWorks elsewhere, including North America, until 2016. Mister Smith's first DreamWorks film to distribute was The Fifth Estate in 2013. Mister Smith's international deal with DreamWorks continued after the latter company was restructured into Amblin Partners in 2015.[9][10]

In 2013, Mister Smith expanded its executive team, opening additional offices in Los Angeles, California and Paris, France.[11]

On 25 February 2015, Broad Green Pictures acquired a 45% minority stake in Mister Smith, which resulted in the latter serving as international sales and distribution arm for Broad Green, while retaining a right of first refusal to handle the sales of Broad Green's films.[12]


Year Film Production companies
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones[6] Constantin Film Produktion GmbH, Don Carmody Productions, Unique Features
3096 Days[6] Constantin Film
The Fifth Estate[11] DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content
Delivery Man[11] DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment
2014 Need for Speed[11] DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Bandito Brothers,
The Hundred-Foot Journey DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Harpo Films
Love, Rosie Constantin Film, Canyon Creek Films, Octagon Films
The Water Diviner RatPac Entertainment, Seven Network Australia, Hopscotch Features, Fear of God Films
2015 Danny Collins Big Indie Pictures, ShivHans Pictures
The Man Who Knew Infinity[10] Warner Bros. Pictures, Pressman Film, Xeitgeist Entertainment Group, Cayenne Pepper Productions
2016 Race[10] Forecast Pictures, Solofilms, Trinica, Trinity Race
The BFG[10] Walt Disney Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media
The Light Between Oceans[10] DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Heydey Films
Brain on Fire Broad Green Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions, Foundation Features
The Girl on the Train[10] DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment and Marc Platt Productions
Office Christmas Party[10] DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment 360, Bluegrass Films
2017 A Dog's Purpose[10] DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media, Pariah Entertainment Group
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios[10] Broad Green Pictures, Convergent Media
Wish Upon[10] Broad Green Pictures, Busted Shark Productions
Thank You for Your Service[13] DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Rahway Road Productions
The Post 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Pascal Pictures
2018 Step Sisters[10] Los Angeles Media Fund
Midnight Sun[10] Boies / Schiller Film Group, Rickard Pictures
The House with a Clock in Its Walls DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment
2019 The Elephant Queen Deeble & Stone
A Hidden Life Fox Searchlight Pictures, Elizabeth Bay Productions, Aceway, Studio Babelsberg
2020 The Banker Romulus Entertainment, Iam21 Entertainment, Mad Hatter, Hyphenate Films
Black Beauty Constantin Film
2021 Palmer[14] Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Rhea Films, Hercules Film Fund
2022 To Leslie[1] BCDF Pictures, Clair de Lune Entertainment
TBC Balestra[1]
2023 He Went That Way Production company only


  1. ^ a b c d Lang, Jamie; Hopewell, John (20 June 2020). "New Cast Added to Mister Smith, UTA-Sold Janney, Riseborough-Starrer 'To Leslie' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  2. ^ Jaafar, Ali (25 February 2015). "Broad Green Pictures Acquires 45% Stake In David Garrett's Mister Smith Entertainment". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ Barraclough, Leo (8 May 2015). "David Garrett, Ralpho Borgos Hope to Take Mr. Smith Shingle to the Summit". Variety. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Summit Intl. President David Garrett Exits". Deadline.com. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Summit Co-Founder David Garrett And Constantin Film Introduce Joint Venture: Mister Smith Entertainment". Deadline.com. 1 May 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Roxborough, Scott (16 May 2012). "Cannes 2012: Constantin Sets Market Marker With Mister Smith". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  7. ^ Fritz, Ben (29 August 2012). "DreamWorks replaces Disney with new international partner". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  8. ^ McClintock, Pamela (17 September 2012). "DreamWorks Studios Lines Up More Foreign Partners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  9. ^ Ben, Fritz (16 December 2015). "Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Relaunches as Amblin Partners". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l McNary, Dave (4 November 2016). "AFM: Mister Smith Pacts Power its Picture Pipeline". Variety. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d Kemp, Stuart (26 February 2013). "Berlin 2013: Mister Smith Ramps Up Global Team". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  12. ^ Jaafar, Ali (25 February 2015). "Broad Green Pictures Acquires 45% Stake In David Garrett's Mister Smith Entertainment". Deadline.com. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (9 February 2016). "Amy Schumer to Co-Star in PTSD Drama From 'American Sniper' Writer". Variety. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  14. ^ Lang, Jamie (18 February 2020). "Mister Smith Goes to Berlin With Fisher Stevens' 'Palmer,' Starring Justin Timberlake". Variety. Retrieved 27 August 2020.