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 Collins

Co-Founder & CEO

Big Tent Entertainment

Richard K. Collins, co-founder & CEO of Big Tent Entertainment, has operated successfully across many industries in a career spanning over thirty years, much of it in senior management positions.  

In 2002 Mr. Collins co-founded Big Tent Entertainment as a boutique agency focused on execution of marketing and licensing strategies for entertainment-based brands & characters.  Since its inception the company has been central to the successful development and monetization of many brands including Discovery Kids, iconic Japanese character brand Domo, and hit TV series, Cake Boss.  Under his leadership Big Tent Entertainment has grown into a globally recognized leader in the licensing industry.

Prior to founding Big Tent Entertainment, Collins was Chief Operating Officer at Golden Books Family Entertainment where he spearheaded a dramatic financial turnaround & a total revamping of the product line. 

Before joining Golden Books, Mr. Collins worked in the foods division of consumer product giant, Unilever, where he headed up a Lipton business unit with responsibility for over $1 billion in annual revenues.  Prior assignments within Unilever included Information Technology & Marketing. His Unilever career began in the sales & distribution functions at Unilever's Ice Cream business, where he was a key member of the management team that turned the company to profitability after a long history of red ink.

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