CEO of A. Smith & Co. Productions
Arthur Smith is the CEO of A. Smith & Co. Productions, Inc., which for the past 18 years, has produced more than 4,500 hours of award-winning programming for 50 networks. Smith serves as an executive producer on all the company’s productions, including “American Ninja Warrior,” "The Titan Games," "American Ninja Warrior Junior," “Hell’s Kitchen,” "Mental Samurai," “Death By Magic,” “Unsung” “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” “Ninja vs Ninja,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” “Unsung” and “The Dunk King,” as well as past hits “Kitchen Nightmares,” “The Swan,” “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “Trading Spaces,” “Pros vs Joes,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Celebrity Crime Files,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura” and “UFC Countdown.”
Smith serves as Chairman of the Board for Tinopolis Group North America, a global leader of media production and programming. Smith is also a lead consultant to major media companies and sports entities, with clients such as Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.
Prior to launching A. Smith & Co., Smith held the role of Executive Vice President of Programming, Production and News for FOX Sports. He launched the network into cable sports – supervising production, development, scheduling and acquisition of all national and regional programming. While at FOX, Smith launched 22 sports networks, serving as executive producer on all events and original programming.
Before FOX Sports, Smith served as Senior Vice President of MCA Television Group, where he rejuvenated MCA’s first-run division, developing a number of projects and acquisitions for syndication. Smith also spent four years as Senior Vice President of dick clark productions. Smith was named Head of CBC Sports at the age of 28. He orchestrated the modernization of the network, creating sports content in an entertainment format filled with stylized graphics, driving music, high-profile features and technological innovations. His career began at CBC Network Sports, where he produced and directed major events around the world. This included overseeing three Olympic Games as an executive producer, for which he won numerous accolades, including two Gemini Awards.
As a youth, Smith acted in feature films, television commercials and comedies, and hosted a video show.
A proud alumni of Ryerson University in Toronto where he was inducted into the hall of fame, Smith currently resides in Los Angeles.