Nick Smith, Senior Vice President of International Format Production at all3media international has over ten years experience of working with television formats. He has spent time developing formats (part of the BBC Entertainment development team that created Strictly Come Dancing), producing formats (task producer on two series of House of Tiny Tearaways), and the international sale and adaptation of formats. He’s previously worked for Sony Pictures Television International and the BBC, as well as several smaller independents. He looks after All3Media’s international productions, such as the 30+ international adaptations of Gogglebox, format acquisition and format sales to North America, Australia & New Zealand and UK & Ireland.
I manage the A3MI format consultancy service. Approve format bibles Liaise with format owners on international potential of their programming slate, feedback on sales etc Put together the roll out strategy for new formats Monitor the quality of international versions of A3MI formats and incorporate changes/improvements into format bible. Format sales to North America, Australia, New Zealand, UK & Ireland
I began looking after All3Media Internationals formats business in CEE and the Nordics. Latterly I had responsibility for US & Canada, Australia & New Zealand, UK & Ireland, Italy, Spain, Middle East (including Israel) & Africa
I began my television career as part of the BBC team (Format Entertainment Development) that developed the smash hit Strictly Come Dancing format. I'm one of the few who claims no credit for the idea, I actually thought it would be a flop! I like to think that I've learnt quite a lot about television since then. I rose to the level of producer working in various production and development teams before moving in to format distribution.