Richard Goldsmith

Cyber Group hires Goldsmith for US expansion

France’s Cyber Group Studios is moving into the US and has hired former Jim Henson distribution chief Richard Goldsmith to helm a new LA office. Goldsmith exited The Jim Henson Company in December ahead of a new role, details of which were not forthcoming at the time. He will run the Culver City-based Cyber Group […]

Goldsmith leaving Henson

The Jim Henson Company’s head of distribution is exiting the business. Richard Goldsmith has been with the kids producer and distributor for six years and will depart next week. As executive VP, global distribution, he was instrumental in many of its biggest deals, including several with Netflix such as the acquisition of animated series Dinosaur Train. […]

TBI Kids Survey 2016: which digital service has the most potential?

It seems fair to throw this question to the people running digital services first. Hopster’s Nick Walters selects his own service as the one with most potential, but also sees promise elsewhere. “I think PopJam is really interesting and a promising take on doing social for kids in a way that’s cool, doesn’t condescend, but […]

Henson poaches Lionsgate exec for sales

The Jim Henson Company has recruited Anna Moorefield as director, global distribution. Moorefield joins from independent film and TV studio Lionsgate Entertainment and will be in place at Henson ahead of MIPCOM next month. The company will have a trio of new properties for the market and launch Dot., a new property hailing from Mark […]


The launch of the YouTube Kids app in the US in February has been greeted with unanimous approval by content companies both big and small. Gary Smith reports. That there are now several generations of digital natives is a given, as is the fact that the current crop of 2-8 year-olds are more thoroughly immersed […]

Cartoonito digs into Doozers

Turner’s Asian division has acquired Doozers for its preschool channel Cartoonito. The animated series is produced and distributed by The Jim Henson Company. It has already been picked up by Cartoonito in Italy, the UK and Germany. Richard Goldsmith, executive VP of global distribution for The Jim Henson Company said: “Cartoonito offers viewers the most […]