Small World

Small World, Big Opportunity




Seasons of Television


Years of Experience



Our growth into the entertainment space domestically and worldwide continues with the recent acquisition of international TV format outfit, Small World. Founded over 15 years ago, Tim and Colleen Crescenti started the company to find and distribute the most unique and entertaining television content around the world. 

Tim was named by Broadcast magazine as a ‘Top Dealmaker’ in international television, Tim has brought the world such global hits as Dragons’ Den (aka Shark Tank in his Sony days), I Survived a Japanese Game Show, Silent Library, Miss Country Girl,  The Fan and Japanizi Going Going Gong! and Grandpas Over Flowers aka Better Late Than Never which made history as the first South Korean format to be adapted in the US, where it launched to #1 ratings on NBC, airing for two seasons with the highest completion rate out of any unscripted NBC show at a whopping 73%. The format has since been optioned in 18 countries and produced in eight (including the US).

Tim has personally consulted on over 195 shows produced in 76 countries ranging from international adaptations of Wheel of Fortune to Joe Millionaire. He is responsible for placing seven format titles on the major US networks alone, encompassing 22 seasons and still growing.

Prior to launching Small World, Tim was VP of international formats for Sony Pictures Television International. Tim discovered the winning format Dragons’ Den/Shark Tank now adapted by Sony into 34 countries.  Tim also served as VP of international production for Fox World, where he covered the worldwide roll-out of Fox’s formats including Joe Millionaire, and Simple Life.

In 1994, Tim produced the first-ever concert festival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia starring Mohammed Wardi.  A few months later he produced the ESPN documentary “Dreamfield” which chronicled the life-changing stories at the movie location of “Field of Dreams.”


Small World IFTSmall World IFT#RTL4 launched the second season of the reality series Beter laat dan nooit. The first episode delivered 1.08 million viewers and a 16.5% audience share in the 6+, above the average. Source: SKO / RTL4. #tvproductions #tvformats #ratings #premiere #beterlaatdannooit #unscripted weeks ago 0 2
Small World IFTSmall World IFTAn epic day for us as production kicked off on Jan 24 for Big in Japan spin-off Japan Game Show Invasion - our first LatAm production ever - produced by Floresta Productions to be aired on Record TV in fabuloso Brazil!" months ago 0 2
Small World IFTSmall World IFTBroadcast Now names Small World's Blackout as "among the most important formats on the international market". Check it out in their recent article, "Five Formats with Potential" by John Elmes. Not too shabby! months ago 0 3
Small World IFTSmall World IFTGot What It Takes just premiered their first episode of the 5th season on CBBC today! Already ranked in the top 20 of all BBC shows on Iplayer, it's clear this Small World-Media Factory format has really got what it takes. months ago 0 3
Small World IFTSmall World IFTJapan Game Show Invasion is going to Brazil! Currently being adapted and developed by Record TV, this Small World format gives locals the experience of taking part in a wild and wacky Japanese style game show in their own backyard: months ago 0 1
Small World IFTSmall World IFTFrom Tim's recent round the 'small world' trip. Here he is in Abu Dhabi with the fan-damn-tastic team from the Joe Lewis Company, the terrific Beijing team in China, and the Tokyo team where something Big In Japan is happening.. months ago 1 3
Small World IFTSmall World IFTWe are proud to announce the nominations of Win Your Country (“Castiga Romania” on TVR from Zucchero Media) for Best Quiz Show by the 2019 TV Mania Awards, and Blackout (SVT Sweden) for Best Reality Show in the 2019 Rose d'Or Awards months ago 0 0
Small World IFTSmall World IFTAuditor is the hot new Small World format where one man goes undercover to expose what local restaurants and hotels do when they don't know they're being audited. Already an award-winning smash hit on Novy Channel, Ukraine. #Auditor #Novy #realitytv months ago 0 1
Small World IFTSmall World IFTSmall World IFT has sold social-experiment format Powerless (aka Blackout) to ITV Studios’ German production company, Imago TV. Originally produced by SVT Sweden, Powerless debuted in January on the SVT play digital platform, before the main channel. months ago 0 0