About the event

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

2013 statistics

1,600 delegates
47 countries represented
98% plan to attend again
99% would recommend the event to colleagues
400+ content buyers
900+ producers/distributors

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Richard Goldsmith

President, Global Distribution & Consumer Products

The Jim Henson Company

Richard Goldsmith joined The Jim Henson Company in 2011 in the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Global Distribution. He oversees worldwide distribution of both Henson-produced and HIP (Henson Independent Properties) brands in the domestic and international markets across all media, including television, home entertainment and digital platforms. In addition, he secures international co-production partners for company projects and heads the digital channel Jim Henson Family TV with partners including YouTube and Hulu. 

Prior to joining the Company, Goldsmith was with Warner Bros. Entertainment where he most recently served as Executive Advisor for Strategic Distribution Initiatives for both the Digital Distribution and Consumer Products divisions. In that capacity, Goldsmith developed and acquired programming for transactional video-on-demand platforms and developed branded video-on-demand channels for clients including Comcast. He was also charged with oversight of distribution for Warner Bros. Animation's current television series (including Batman, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo!) in major international markets. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President, New Initiatives and ACME Lab, where he led global business development initiatives and re-development of classic brands.

Previously, Goldsmith served as Vice President for the investment company Chartwell Partners, leading program acquisitions of movies, series and specials for Univision Communications' three television networks - Univision, Galavision and Telefutura. Goldsmith was also President and Co-Owner of Hollywood Ventures Corporation, formerly a leading distributor of preschool television series worldwide, where he also produced the successful feature film Jack Frost for Warner Bros. and operated two music labels with Warner Bros. Records.

Goldsmith has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication. He also attended the University of Southern California Cinema-Television school.

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