Small thinks big on formats

Co. has licensed products to U.K., Germany, Estonia

Six months after launching, Los Angeles-based distrib Small World has unveiled deals on three continents for its chief product — game formats from Japan’s Nippon TV.

Headed by international sales vet Tim Crescenti, Small World has licensed the NTV celeb gamer “Party of 6” to Shine in the U.K., Granada in Germany and Sony Pictures TV Intl. elsewhere. NTV’s “Masquerade” was recently sold to TF1 in France and “Truth or Doubt” to TV3 Estonia.

“While everyone is tripping over themselves in the U.K. and Europe searching for the next big reality hit, Japan is nearly a virgin format territory, which is why their formats are in such demand,” Crescenti said.

Small World has also inked a deal to rep “National Lampoon’s Office Remix” internationally.

The comedic reality format was developed at National Lampoon by exec producers Randi Siegel and Scott Rubin (also the editor-in-chief). National Lampoon will represent the format domestically.

Small World works with producers and broadcasters to craft their ideas and local original productions into viable international formats.