Making the World a Better Place Through Television

Small World International was founded in 2005 by Tim and Colleen Crescenti to find and distribute the most unique and entertaining formats. With over 30 years of experience, producing more than 190 shows in over 75 countries, Small World has placed seven format titles on US networks and over 65 format titles in the rest of the world, including titles such as the 2017 Content Innovation Award-nominated Grandpas Over Flowers aka Better Late Than Never, optioned in 18 territories (and counting…), and with a second season coming soon to NBC in the US as smash hit Better Late Than Never, Silent Library and the 2009 Rose d’Or winning I Survived a Japanese Game Show on ABC. Other format finds include Miss Country Girl, Showdown, Got What It Takes? and Win Your Country!

Tim Crescenti

President

Colleen Crescenti

Managing Director

Don Beret

Production Consultant

Abdul Choudhury

Coordinator, International TV & Events

Tim Crescenti founded Small World International in 2005 with his wife, Colleen, and has ensured the company’s reputation for seeking out the most unique and entertaining television properties around the world for format distribution continues to grow.

Named by Broadcast magazine as a ‘Top Dealmaker’ in international television, Tim has a history of identifying the most unique and successful formats such as last year’s USA hit on NBC, Better Late Than Never. Prior to launching Small World Tim was Vice President of International Production for Fox World where he covered the worldwide roll-out of Fox's expanding roster of international formats including Joe Millionaire and Simple Life. Before Fox poached him, Tim was Vice President of International Formats for Sony Pictures Television International. Tim found and acquired the global mega-hit for Sony, Dragon's Den.

Colleen is co-owner of Small World and heads business affairs as well as overseeing new format IP, and all logistics of running Small World. Aside from parenting, Colleen is proudest of her work with the USA for Africa aid organization. Her years with the non-profit were spent raising funds and awareness for the victims of famine in Africa and the homeless in America. Colleen is passionate about ending poverty and believes literacy is a key component in that fight.

Favorite Food: Sushi and Japanese Bento Boxes!

Favorite Place:
Anywhere the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing

Favorite Music:
Can't live without the Beatles or Motown!

Born and raised in the U.K., Abdul’s passion to find and support storytellers has given him a variety of roles in the industry. After several years at sales agency Content Media in its London offices Abdul moved to the U.S. in 2015. Abdul worked at Campfire Film and Television working closely on several film and documentary productions with producer Ross Dinerstein. Eventually he joined the reality television team at Collins Avenue Entertainment working on productions across the states for Lifetime, HGTV, Food Network, A&E, TLC among others including multiple seasons of competition series Dance Moms. He is fascinated and dedicated to bringing noteworthy and exciting experiential shows and events to audiences worldwide. Abdul lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sara.

Kai is excited to be joining the Small World team since moving out to LA from Connecticut. He attended Columbia College of Chicago to study Cinema Arts and Sciences and has since done freelance work for various production companies including Collins Ave and Bunim-Murray Productions. Aside from working in film and television, Kai can be found playing piano, traveling the world, or playing pick-up football when his ankle isn’t sprained.

Tim Crescenti

President

Colleen Crescenti

Managing Director

Don Beret

Production Consultant

Abdul Choudhury

Coordinator, International TV & Events