One of the top international sales agents, whose principals are the most well liked men in the industry are joining forces with the new kid on the block, Broad Green, a move which will enhance good will worldwide.
The company has acquired a 45% stake in Mister Smith Entertainment, David Garrett’s London-based licensing and distribution operation. The companies will be operating together at the upcoming 2015 Festival de Cannes, meeting with distributors, buyers, producers and filmmakers. “Making an alliance with a US distributor seemed the next logical step for Mister Smith and Broad Green’s business philosophy and ethos are a great fit with ours,” said Mr. Smith CEO David Garrett.
In a recent article The Hollywood Reporter states that “the partnership gives Broad Green the ability to maximize the foreign distribution of its internally developed film slate of wide releases and awards-oriented specialty platform releases and will also allow Broad Green to acquire worldwide rights on selected feature projects, with Mister Smith selling international. The move will also allow Mister Smith the ability to offer filmmakers equity and financing for productions.”
Broad Green’s upcoming slate includes “Eden,” A Walk in the Woods,” “99 Homes,““Learning to Drive“ as well as Terrence Malick‘s 3 latest projects. An impressive selection of films for a company that was founded just a year ago.
The Malick slate includes BGP’s IMAX partnership for the larger-than-life documentary experience “Voyage of Time,” a celebration of our planet from the birth of the universe.
It also features Berlin Film Festival acquisition of the “Knight of Cups,”starring Christian Bale, about a screenwriter drifting through a surreal haze in the City of Angels, as well as an untitled future project currently in post-production, starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Michael Fassbender.
“All of us at Broad Green share Malick’s passion for film and to partner with him on his next three projects is a dream come true,” said Gabriel Hammond, CEO of BGP, and Daniel Hammond, BGP Chief Creative Officer.