Broadcast Magazine 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! https://buff.ly/3764htd
January 16, 2020
Japan Game Show Invasion is going to Brazil!
The format is a spin-off of the global hit Big in Japan. Currently being adapted and developed by Record TV, this Small World format created by Babyfoot gives locals the experience of taking part in a wild and wacky Japanese style game show in their own backyard. Slated to air within the entertainment show “Programa da Sabrina”. Check out the original format trailer on our website: https://smallworldift.com/members/japan-game-show-invasion/
January 8, 2020
Got What It Takes 5th season on CBBC today!
Got 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.
October 25, 2019
Powerless Format Sold to Imago TV
Small 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. The series seeks to answer the question: as the global climate crisis intensifies and the world becomes ever more dependent on technology, what would happen if all the power we take for granted suddenly went down? “Powerless was a sensational success in Sweden,” Tim Crescenti, president and founder of Los Angeles-based Small World IFT, said.
September 27, 2019
Congratulations to Diana Lebedeva!
A big congratulations to Diana Lebedeva for winning the grand prize at the 2019 Small World Big Ideas formats contest for her fan-dam-tastic format, Young Adults. Tim Crescenti joined Ed Waller of C21 Media and Ksenia Chorna of 1+1 Media this year on the judges panel, with additional thanks to Kyiv Media Week for all their work in organizing this spectacular event. Now it’s on to Mipcom! Read all about it in the article hot off the press from C21 Media
August 27, 2019
The Small World, Big Ideas 2019 Formats Contest
Congrats to the five finalists for the Small World, Big Ideas 2019 Formats Contest. In the words of Small World President, Tim Crescenti; “this is the best and most diverse selection of format ideas. It is absolutely fandamntastic to find such creativity.” We look forward to hearing your pitches come September 17 in Kyiv, Ukraine at Kyiv Media Week. Follow the competition at: https://kyivmediaweek.com/en/news/77
August 13, 2019
C21 Media Interview with Tim Crescenti
Thank you to C21 Media and their newest team member, Shannon Power, for interviewing our own Tim Crescenti and publishing the latest and greatest from Small World IFT. Tim shared his tips and insights on succeeding in the international format business, and touched on the successes of Small World formats like Grandpas Over Flowers AKA: Better Late Than Never, current projects like Win Your Country, and the upcoming Small World, Big Ideas Formats Contest in partnership with Kyiv Media Week.
Better Late Than Never French adaptation will premiere tonight on France 3
Oui! Oui! Better Late Than Never (aka Grandpas Over Flowers) French adaptation will premiere tonight on France 3 with the magnifique cast of Patrice Laffont (Television Presenter), Jean-Pierre Castaldi (Actor), Philippe Lavil (Singer) and Patrice Drevet (Journalist), titled “Mieux Vaut Tard que Jamias” produced by Pernel Media. The original version has aired for five seasons on tvN in South Korea and was created by CJENM. The fun, family-friendly format has been adapted in US (two seasons on NBC), Italy, Netherlands, Israel, Turkey, Poland, Russia China and Thailand. Plus optioned in nine other countries. Voila!