Kent Smith: Australia's newest mini-mogul
Although he began producing features only three years ago, Kent Smith can bring more to a co-production deal than most Australian producers. He and his colleagues own the Adelaide-based Kojo Group, which includes post-production and other film services as well as a theatrical distribution division. Smith signed on as a producer on Murali K Thalluri's 2:37 after seeing potential in the early rushes. His instincts were right: it premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2006.