About Us

Company

Led by Founder and CEO David Garrett and launched in May 2012 at the Cannes International Film Festival, Mister Smith Entertainment is involved in the financing, production, licensing and distribution of high-quality mainstream feature films and filmmaker-driven movies for the global theatrical market.

Since its inception, Mister Smith has been proud to represent the films of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and we have worked via our international output partners to oversee the theatrical releases of Amblin’s high-calibre slate.

In early 2015, Mister Smith Entertainment announced that Gabriel Hammond’s Broad Green Pictures had taken a significant stake in the company, and consequently Mister Smith Entertainment is now handling the international licensing and distribution for this dynamic new US studio.

Mister Smith Entertainment also prides itself on working with the best independent producers and maintaining strong partnerships with the leading independent distributors throughout the world. For both our high-profile producers and our trusted distributors, Mister Smith Entertainment is a reliable partner in bringing studio-level product and service to the independent film marketplace.

Team

The company's experienced team of marketing, sales and finance professionals headquartered in London is perfectly poised to anticipate and navigate the complex and constantly evolving international film industry, managing all functions in-house; differentiating itself from other basic sales agency operations.

David Garrett, CEO

 

David Garrett was the co-founder and former President of International at Summit Entertainment. He implemented ground-breaking distribution structures during his 19-year tenure with the company, prior to its merger with Lionsgate. During this time, David oversaw the sales and global distribution on Summit-produced, co-produced and acquired titles such as THE TWILIGHT SAGA franchise, RED, THE STEP UP franchise, KNOWING, the Palme d’Or winner TREE OF LIFE, AMERICAN PIE, MEMENTO, MR. & MRS. SMITH, and the Cannes official selection BABEL. In addition, he supervised international and Brit productions including LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS and Mike Leigh’s HAPPY-GO-LUCKY. David continues to leverage his existing industry relationships and forge new partnerships with top producers on both sides of the Atlantic, to create a diverse, commercial slate of films for the global marketplace under the Mister Smith Entertainment banner.

Dan Fisher, COO

 

Dan was previously at CME Development Corp., a NASDAQ-listed vertically-integrated multimedia corporation, where he was VP in charge of Business Development across Western and Eastern Europe. Prior to this, he held various COO, CFO, and Legal & Business Affairs positions at the British Broadcasting Corporation, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Deluxe Media Services, Warner Music, Burnett Associates Group, Universal Pictures International, and Columbia Pictures Corporation.

Ralpho Borgos, EVP

International Licensing and Distribution 

Previously Senior Vice President of International Sales at Summit Entertainment, Ralpho oversaw international sales and distribution on all Summit titles including: THE TWILIGHT SAGA franchise, RED, SOURCE CODE, KNOWING and the Palme d’Or winner TREE OF LIFE. Before moving to Summit Entertainment in 2006, Borgos was based in Los Angeles with New Line Cinema for 11 years where he handled titles such as RUSH HOUR and the AUSTIN POWERS and LORD OF THE RINGS franchises.

Jill Jones, EVP

Marketing and Distribution 

Jill Jones was previously EVP International Marketing and Publicity at Lionsgate /Summit Entertainment where, in addition to the international releases of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, she oversaw the international launch of films including THE IMPOSSIBLE and the Palme D’Or winner THE TREE OF LIFE. Prior to her position at Summit, Jones held SVP Publicity and Marketing positions with the international publicity agency Dennis Davidson and Associates (DDA) and Canada’s Alliance Atlantis.

Dave Mepham, EVP

Finance 

Before joining Mister Smith Entertainment, Dave was at Momentum Pictures where he was responsible for a variety of financial & commercial roles, producer liaison and financial evaluation of acquisitions & productions. In addition, he formed part of the integration team transitioning the business to eOne Entertainment following their acquisition of Momentum's parent company Alliance Films. Dave has also held a number of diverse financial roles at Sanctuary Records Group & Clear Channel UK.

Tracy McCrory, EVP

Delivery and Operations 

Tracy McCrory was previously Vice President, Distribution Services at Miramax (Colony Capital Investors), where she oversaw the transition of Miramax assets from Disney to Miramax and handled all Miramax delivery needs. Prior to this, she was Vice President of International Distribution Services at Warner Bros. and Vice President of International Distribution at New Line Cinema.