Chi Kephart Promoted within Tinopolis USA


Chi Kephart has been elevated to head of business affairs and general counsel at Tinopolis USA, a remit that includes the production companies A. Smith & Co. and Magical Elves.

Formerly, Kephart served as Tinopolis USA’s executive VP of business and legal affairs and general counsel. She joined Magical Elves in 2008 and began working with A. Smith & Co. Productions and A. Smith & Co. Dox after the Tinopolis acquisition of Magical Elves in 2014. Prior to that, Kephart served as a business and legal affairs executive at various entertainment companies, including ABC Entertainment, FremantleMedia, The Walt Disney Company and Paramount Studios.

“Chi has been a trusted colleague with us for years and has been instrumental in setting key deals across the Tinopolis USA slate,” said Arthur Smith, Chairman of A. Smith & Co. Productions and Tinopolis USA. “She knows our companies inside and out from her tenure working with us and there are so many benefits to the broader team by expanding her role here. From series deals to day-to-day problem solving, Chi does it all and I can’t think of a better person to continue to lead our collective B.A. department.”

“I feel so fortunate to work with these amazing creative teams on Emmy-nominated shows like American Ninja Warrior, Top Chef and Nailed It!,” said Kephart. “On this 12-year journey, it has been everything to me to work with people who are so well-respected in the business. I look forward to setting new precedents here in the future.”