Tim Crescenti


Star China format gets new distributors after ITV deal ends

Star China format Sing My Song will now go out through Small World IFT and Bomanbridge Media, with ITV now longer shopping it. Bomanbridge will sell the show in Asia Pacific, while Content Media will shop the rights elsewhere. ITV Studios Global Entertainment had previously sold the format – highlighting it was the first Chinese […]

Grandpas Over Flowers blooms in Italy

Hit Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is set for an Italian remake after Rai ordered a local version. The format, which went to NBC in the US as Better Late than Never, is repped internationally by Small World IFT. It has sealed a deal with Italian pubcaster Rai and the Italian version will go out […]

Small World hires ex-Zodiak exec in rejig

Formats distributor Small World IFT has hired a former Zodiak Rights VP to become its head of European sales, as senior VP Luci Burnley exits the Content Media-backed business. Tara Gaule has been hired as VP, format sales and development, Europe, working out of Small World’s London base and reporting to president Tim Crescenti. Further […]

Korea’s Grandpas format heading for Europe

Hit Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers has been optioned in France, Germany and the UK. The show comes from South Korean channel operator and programmer CJ E&M, which runs it domestically on its tvN channel. Tim Crescenti’s Small World IFT sells it internationally. Small World has done deals for the show in the UK with […]

K-content: head on

The first South Korean content wave broke the country’s shows into China, Japan and across Asia. Now, a second wave is seeing the country’s drama and entertainment reaching western shores. South Korea is already a drama producing territory of note and is now aiming to build its formats and factual production markets, with western buyers […]

Small World poaches Banijay exec for formats push

Los Angeles-based formats company Small World IFT has recruited Luci Burnley to boost its international presence. Burnley joins from the international arm of Banijay where she was sales and acquisitions manager. She will start as senior VP, format sales and development at Small World this month. Based in London, her role will be to expand […]