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Constantin Film

Constantin Film AG
Type Subsidiary (Aktiengesellschaft)
Industry Film production
Founded Frankfurt, Germany (April 1, 1950)
Founders Waldfried Barthel
Preben Philipsen
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Key people Bernd Eichinger (†2011)
Fred Kogel
Parent Highlight Communications (FWB: HLG)
Divisions Mister Smith Entertainment (owned with Summit Entertainment)
Website www.constantin-film.de

Constantin Film AG is a German film production and film distribution company, based in Munich, Germany.

History

Constantin Film Distribution GmbH was founded by Waldfried Barthel and Preben Philipsen on April 1, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. On December 21, 1964, the name of the company was changed to Constantin Film GmbH.

In the 1960s, Constantin film produced the Jerry Cotton and co-produced the Harry Alan Towers Fu Manchu series and the three Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film series.

In 1978, German film producer Bernd Eichinger bought into the company and became general manager of the now called Neue Constantin Film GmbH until 1999. He was the deputy chairman of the supervisory board up till his death in 2011.

Constantin Film AG has been listed on the stock market since 1999.

In 2007, Constantin Film announced support for Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. In January 2008, they declared exclusive support for Blu-ray Disc, dropping all future HD DVD releases.

In 2010, they asked that all parody clips made from a scene in Downfall be removed from the internet, despite the film's director approving them.

In 2012, Constantin Film and David Garrett of Summit Entertainment formed Mister Smith Entertainment, in which Steven Spielberg and Reliance Entertainment's DreamWorks studio formed a distribution deal with.

List of films produced by Constantin Film Production GmbH

External links

  • homepage of Constantin Film
  • IMDB entry for Constantin Film
  • Constantin Film's 2nd logo
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