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DreamWorks Studios boosts international distribution

DreamWorks Studios has struck 10 further output deals under its representation arrangement with David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment.

The move will Acme will distribute DreamWorks films in the Baltics; Blitz in Croatia,Slovenia and Serbia; Odeon in Greece; Sam Film in Iceland; United King in Israel; Andrea Leone Film in Italy; Monolith in Poland; Lusomundo in Portugal; Tri Pictures and DeaPlaneta for Spain; and Fida Film in Turkey.

“On behalf of Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, we are delighted to now have in place our remaining key international distribution partners,” said DreamWorks president Jeff Small.

“We look forward to working with these premier companies as we expand the global reach of our films in the marketplace. Our thanks to David Garrett and his team at Mister Smith Entertainment who continue to be a key partner.”

“It is a true affirmation to the Olympian status of DreamWorks Studios that they have been able to secure partnerships with the cream of the independents across Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Garrett.

“Every single one of these partners are leaders in their field, and this is reflected in their undoubted professionalism, and their shared passion for movies. These strategic partnerships create an outstanding network of distribution for the upcoming DreamWorks Studios slate.”

DreamWorks previously announced partnerships with Constantin Film, eOne, Nordisk Film, and Italia Film. The Walt Disney Company will continue to distribute in North America, Latin America, Asia, Russia and Australia.  Reliance continues to finance production of DreamWorks films and hold distribution rights in India.

Upcoming features under the DreamWorks deal with Mister Smith include the Starbuck remake Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn, the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate with Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl and Laura Linney and Need For Speed with Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, which starts principal photography in April.

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