Tim and Colleen Crescenti founded Small World IFT in 2005. Tim wasnamed 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 25 seasons and still growing.
In July 2020, it was announced that MGM would be partnering with Small World in a first-look deal to discover global formats and bring them to U.S. screens. Along with the MGM deal, live events production outfit Joe Lewis Company (JLC) and Small World formed a strategic partnership, expanding the reach of both companies. JLC’s event clients include U.S. studio majors, the Academy Awards, Disney, the Grammy Awards, Netflix, NFL and the Special Olympics.
Also in the past year, Tim has taken the first Romanian format ever to be adapted in the UK, Got What It Takes, into its’ sixth season with the BBC Children’s channel, as well as introducing Better Late Than Never in to the French market where it premiered on France 3 as a surprise ratings success, and was also renewed for a second season with RTL 4 in the Netherlands.
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.