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3D.” Constantin has long wanted to venture into the international sales arena and, according to sources, was waiting for the right fit. “Mister Smith Entertainment is a natural next step for me after a wonderful 19-year partnership at Summit Entertainment,” Garrett said in a statement. “I am also proud to have been in business with Constantin Films since the early 1990s and their partnership is the cornerstone of this new venture. Our goal is to recreate the successful distribution structure we forged in the early days of Summit Entertainment, building upon core strategic partnerships with the very best producers, filmmakers and distributors around the world.” Speaking to Variety, Garrett said Mister Smith will handle select English-language Constantin productions. “My plan is to be a bespoke entity and handle six-to-eight films per year,” said Garrett. “We are also open to forging other potential relationships with partners.” Martin Moszkowicz, member of Constantin Film’s executive board, added: “David Garrett is synonymous with success and style and under his leadership Mister Smith Entertainment will be an immense source of pride for us all, especially in this time of real challenge and change in our industry.”
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