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Patrick Milling Smith is the co-founder of international production company SMUGGLER. Since its inception, SMUGGLER has twice taken home the coveted Cannes Lions Palme d'Or as well as the Cannes Lions Grand Prix, AICP Awards, Tony's, Olivier's, the Emmy, the Grammy and D&AD Pencils. SMUGGLER has also been recognized as Production Company of the Year several times by the Clio Awards, British Arrows, and Creativity Magazine. Both Patrick and Brian Carmody were among six honorees of the Made in New York Awards presented annually by Mayor Bloomberg.

In 2009, Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody formed a film, television and theater division which most recently produced Greetings from Tim Buckley featuring Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots, Ben Rosenfield, and Kate Nash. It debuted at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013. He also executive produced Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian starring Benicio Del Toro which premiered at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival and the upcoming Electric Slide starring Jim Sturgess, Chloe Sevigny and Patricia Arquette. Upcoming film projects include Beautiful Ruins based on the New York Times best selling novel to be adapted by Todd Field, Weightless written by Enda Walsh starring Jason Clarke, Ruth Wilson and Nick Nolte and a remake of cult classic Wild Geese written by William Monahan. He also plans to produce the adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play Becket by Academy Award winner William Monahan and Redemption, based on the French Thriller Rapt to be adapted by Danish Academy Award winner Susanne Bier.

In 2011 Patrick produced the Broadway play Seminar which starred Alan Rickman, followed by Jeff Goldblum in an extended production. He also acquired the stage rights to Hollywood legend Robert Evans' memoirs, The Kid Stays in the Picture and its sequel, The Fat Lady Sang.

Patrick has adapted the Oscar-winning musical Once for the stage. Once was adapted by Enda Walsh and directed by John Tiffany. It premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop on December 6, 2011 and is produced in association with Frederick Zollo and Barbara Broccoli. After a successful run in previews Once moved to Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and officially opened Sunday, March 18, 2012. Once is the fastest recouping musical to hit Broadway in over a decade, recouping its initial $5.5 million investment after only 21 weeks and 169 performances.

Once is also among one of the top five most awarded Broadway musicals of all time, winning the Best Musical Award from The Drama Desk, The Outer Critics' Circle, Drama League, and The New York Drama Critics' Circle. It was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2012 and won 8 including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, and Best Sound Design of a Musical. On February 10, 2013, Once also took home Best Musical Theater Album at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.In addition to touring the US, Once is currently playing in Toronto, Australia, Korea and London's West End where it was nominated for six Olivier Awards including Best Musical in 2014. It picked up two Olivier awards for Best Achievement in Music and Best Actress.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve B.

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