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Summit Co-Founder David Garrett And Constantin Film Introduce Joint Venture: Mister Smith Entertainment

By | Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 4:11am PDT

LONDON/MUNICH – May 1st, 2012 – David Garrett, co-founder of Summit Entertainment, and former President of Summit International, announced today that he is launching a new company, Mister Smith Entertainment, at the upcoming 2012 Cannes Film Market. Mister Smith Entertainment is a joint venture between Garrett and Constantin Film, which is also providing funding capital for the international licensing and distribution organization. CEO Garrett reunites with former Summit executive Ralpho Borgos who joins as Executive Vice President, International Licensing and Distribution. Annasivia Britt rounds out the new team as Vice President, Marketing and Publicity. The company will operate out of London.

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Summit Intl. President David Garrett Exits

By | Monday February 13, 2012 @ 2:59pm PST

David Garrett is stepping down as president of Summit International following the merger of Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment. Garrett will remain at Summit to assist in the transition. Lionsgate and Summit international divisions will operate as separate entities pending post-merger reorganization of the international executive structure. Lionsgate Film Group Co-Chairmen Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman praised Garrett and said they “fully support his desire to pursue new opportunities.” Garrett has been with Summit since he partnered with Wachsberger and Bob Hayward when they took over Summit Entertainment Group in November 1993.

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AFM: Summit Inks Output Deal For Spain

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 12:44pm PDT

Santa Monica, CA November 3, 2011 – Summit Entertainment and Aurum Producciones, an Alliance Films company, have entered into an exclusive three year output agreement for all rights in Spain to Summit’s slate of theatrical films. The deal was announced today by David Garrett, President of Summit International, and Jorge Vazquez, Managing Director of Aurum Producciones. This output deal encompasses upcoming films produced by Summit through October 2014 including NOW YOU SEE ME starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, and Dave Franco; and Summit’s re-imagination of the cult film HIGHLANDER. Summit Entertainment’s relationship with Aurum Producciones spans many years with Aurum having licensed many of the studio’s films including THE TWILIGHT SAGA franchise as well as THE GHOST WRITER.

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