Richard Goldsmith

Executive Vice President, Global Distribution

Richard Goldsmith has joined The Jim Henson Company in the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Global Distribution. He will oversee worldwide distribution of all company properties in the domestic and international markets across all media, including television, home entertainment and current and emerging digital platforms.


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 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 he served as Senior Vice President, New Initiatives and ACME Lab, where he led global business development initiatives.


Previously, Goldsmith served as Vice President for 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.


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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