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21 Mar 2016

SMALL WORLD IFT APPOINTS TARA GAULE TO HEAD EUROPEAN FORMAT SALES

London, 21st March 2016 – Los Angeles and London based formats company Small World IFT has appointed Tara Gaule to the position of Vice President, Format Sales and Development, Europe, it announced today, alongside the promotion of Sales Executive Henny Adolfsdottir.

Joining Small World from Zodiak Rights, Tara’s role will encompass selling Small World’s roster of international hit formats into key European territories, alongside developing the company’s relationships in new territories. Tara will be based in Small World’s London office, reporting to Tim Crescenti, President.

In further news, Small World’s London-based Sales Executive Henny Adolfsdottir has been promoted to manage sales for the Nordics, Baltics, Turkey, Greece and Poland.

Tim Crescenti, President at Small World IFT, commented, “We are so thrilled to welcome Tara to our Small World team, and announce Henny’s well-deserved promotion. Tara brings fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm to the role, as well as a wealth of contacts in key European territories. We have grown our European business tremendously in the last few years and as we know Europe is a crucial market. To keep the momentum growing, we have  a terrific slate of new properties, including Jiangsu’s Super Combat Teams, alongside proven successes such as Got What It Takes?, fresh from its ratings winning air on the UK’s CBBC, and Better Late Than Never soon to debut on NBC, so the opportunities to bring these great formats to new audiences are huge.”

Tara Gaule added, “Tim and the Small World team have established a fantastic reputation on the global stage for discovering and developing innovative, exciting and unique formats. This is a key time in the company’s growth with so many formats garnering success around the world and new partnerships ensuring a strong pipeline of new shows - I’m looking forward to playing an integral role in building their success in Europe and beyond.”

Tara brings more than 15 years of experience in selling international content to European territories. In her previous role at Zodiak Rights as Vice President of Sales, Tara was responsible for sales of factual, formats and drama programming across a range of key territories including Germany, Middle East and French speaking Canada. Prior to this, Tara was Senior Sales Executive at Digital Rights Group, managing sales of factual, formats, drama and film content in Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

For further information contact:
Debbie Lawrence, The Lippin Company                                                                      
Email: dlawrence@lippingroup.com                                                              
Tel: +44 (0) 203 008 5406                                                                

About Small World IFT
Small World IFT was founded in 2005 by Tim and Colleen Crescenti to find, acquire and distribute the most unique and entertaining formats.  With over 30 years of experience, producing over 160 shows in over 65 countries, Small World has placed five format titles on US networks and over 25 format titles in the rest of the world, including such titles as Silent Library and the 2009 Rose d'Or winning I Survived a Japanese Game Show on ABC.  Other format finds include Miss Country Girl, and Grandpas Over Flowers which have all recently launched in additional countries in the past few months. Small World IFT signed an ongoing strategic deal with global entertainment company Content Media Corporation in 2012, which sees Content’s management team and sales executives working closely with Small World to build a global formats sales company.