Col Int’l TV raises Crescenti

Exec to o'see gameshows worldwide

LONDON — Columbia TriStar Intl. Television has promoted Tim Crescenti to VP, international formats.

Based in London, Crescenti will continue to oversee development and implementation of gameshows worldwide. He also will be responsible for identifying and developing new format concepts as well as acquiring formats from international production companies.

Crescenti will report to John McMahon, exec veepee and managing director of Europe, and Paul Gilbert, VP of international program development and format sales.

“With more than 15 years of production experience, Tim possesses a unique acumen for evaluating the programming needs of our clients,” Gilbert said. “His understanding of the formats arena will continue to drive CTIT’s commitment to localized programming around the globe.”

Before Columbia, Crescenti worked for Merv Griffin Prods. and as a consultant for Malaysian network Astro.

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