Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth co-founded production company Magical Elves in 2001 after collaborating on Bands on the Run for VH1. Since then, Jane and Dan have created a raft of hugely successful and acclaimed shows, including Emmy award-winning shows Top Chef and Last Chance Kitchen, Peabody Award winning Project Runway, and IDA Award winner Time of Death.

2011 saw Magical Elves’ first major motion picture release, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, receiving critical acclaim and earning nearly $100 million at the box office. The company’s directorial debut followed with Katy Perry: Part of Me - the fifth highest grossing concert film of all time. In 2014, the team’s second feature directorial effort, Under the Electric Sky, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; and in 2017, music documentary Tim & Faith: Soul2Soul premiered on Showtime.

In 2016, Dan and Jane teamed up with Cam Newton, reigning NFL MVP and quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, to launch production partnership Iconic Saga Productions, having worked together on Nickelodeon’s All In With Cam Newton.

Magical Elves successfully re-launched real-life crime series Cold Justice in 2017 in collaboration with Oxygen, as well as debuting Top Chef Jr. on Universal Kids. Competitive format Nailed It! is launching on Netflix in 2018.

Other credits include Project Greenlight (HBO), Cleveland Hustles (CNBC), There Goes The Motherhood (BRAVO), Braxton Family Values (WETV), Tamar & Vince (WETV), and Last Comic Standing (NBC).

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