Richard Goldsmith

Executive Vice President, Global Distribution & International Consumer Products

In his role as Executive Vice President, Global Distribution and International Consumer Products at The Jim Henson Company, Richard Goldsmith leads the company's global distribution of content to all platforms, including television, home entertainment and digital media, as well as overseeing and spearheading the growth of the international consumer products business. Key preschool brands under his purview include "Dinosaur Train", "Doozers", "Sid the Science Kid", "Pajanimals" and "Hi Opie!" Fantasy properties include the sci-fi cult series "Farscape" and classic feature films "The Dark Crystal", and "Labyrinth". Goldsmith has oversight of sales, marketing, and technical operations to media and consumer products partners worldwide.


Goldsmith's role also extends to raising production financing and securing co-production partners for new productions at The Jim Henson Company. He also acquires and distributes third party content under the company's HIP banner(Henson Independent Properties). Current brands represented by HIP include "Elias" and "Lily's Driftwood Bay".


Additionally, Goldsmith oversees all aspects of the company's multi-platform VOD channel, Jim Henson Family TV, launched on YouTube in 2013 and now on platforms like Roku, X-Box and Amazon Fire.


Prior to joining the The Jim Henson Company, Goldsmith served as Executive Advisor for Strategic Distribution Initiatives for both the Digital Distribution and Consumer Products divisions at Warner Bros. Entertainment. In that capacity, he developed and acquired programming for transactional digital platforms, including pay-per-view (PPV), video on demand (VOD), and also developed branded VOD 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 Goldsmith served as Senior Vice President, New Initiatives and ACME Lab, where he led global business development initiatives.


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


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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