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Arthur Smith

A. Smith & Co. Productions

Arthur Smith founded A. Smith & Co. Productions with longtime friend Kent Weed in 2000 and serves as executive producer on all the company’s productions, including the Emmy® and People’s Choice Award nominated hit Hell’s Kitchen as well as Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay, The Choice, Surprise with Jenny McCarthy, I Survived a Japanese Game Show, Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Full Throttle Saloon, The World According to Paris, Unsung, American Ninja Warrior, American Gangster, Pros Vs. Joes, UFC Countdown, The Swan, Skating with Celebrities, and Trading Spaces.  Beyond overseeing A. Smith & Co, Smith serves on the board of directors for Tinopolis Group, one of the UK’s leading producers of media and programming, which A. Smith & Co. joined in 2011.  Smith is also a lead consultant to major media companies and sport entities with clients such as Paul Allen, The Harlem Globetrotters, and Gemstar/TV Guide.  Additionally, Smith serves on the boards of several sports organizations. Prior to launching A. Smith & Co. in November 2000, Smith held the role of executive vice president of programming, production and news for FOX Sports, where he launched the network into the cable sports business as well as overseeing what would become the fastest growing television sports network.  Smith's responsibilities included supervising production, development, scheduling, and acquisition of all national and regional programming.  While serving as an executive producer at FOX, Smith launched 22 sports networks, oversaw over 4,500 events, and facilitated thousands of original hours of programming each year.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 10

4:00pm PDT