Dan Cutforth

Magical Elves sets out new leadership

Tinopolis-owned Nailed It! Producer Magical Elves has new leadership. The business has tapped long-time execs Casey Kriley and Jo Sharon as joint CEOs of the firm, whose slate includes Project Runway, Top Chef Jr. and Braxton Family Values. Kriley previously served as chief operating officer at the business, while Sharon was chief creative officer. The […]

Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz launch Alfred Street Industries

Reality producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, the founders of Project Runway indie Magical Elves, have launched new media and content venture Alfred Street Industries. The launch comes four months after the Cutforth and Lipsitz announced their departure from Magical Elves, which they sold to Tinopolis Group in 2014. Alfred Street is up and running […]

Magical Elves founders Cutforth and Lipsitz depart

Magical Elves founders Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz are stepping down from the Top Chef producer, which they founded in 2001.  The Emmy-winning producers and business partners will return to their roots as indie producers, while Magical Elves is to remain under Tinopolis Group, which acquired the business in 2014. The pair will work with Tinopolis during […]

Netflix greenlights Cameron Dallas series

Netflix’s latest original programme is an unscripted series featuring social media star Cameron Dallas. The untitled series will follow Dallas, who has more than 35 million followers across five platforms, as he tries to take his career to the next level. It will feature his friends and families, exposing the stark contrast between public persona […]

Tinopolis buys Top Chef producer

The Tinopolis Group has paid an undisclosed multi-million dollar sum for Magical Elves, the US-based producer behind Top Chef and Braxton Family Values. No exact figure was put on the deal, which is the latest example of international production companies buying into the US’s bank of unscripted prodcos. Magical Elves now sits in a stable […]

Bravo Media greenlights Top Chef Extreme

Bravo Media has greenlit Top Chef Extreme (WT), a new head-to-head spin-off which will pit the winners of previous formats Top Chef and Top Chef Masters against one another. The series will put two ‘Chef’testants’ through three rounds of culinary challenges in each episode, with the winners progressing to the final to compete for a […]