Published On: Wed, Feb 5th, 2014

Jane Lipsitz Sells Her Magical Elves To The Tinopolis Group

Ms. Lipsitz and her  partner Dan Cutforth  founded  the Magical Elves production company in 2001.

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Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth / Getty

Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth have announced that they have sold their Magical Elves production company to the UK-based Tinopolis Group for an undisclosed sum.

Cutforth and Lipsitz, who formed  the Magical Elves in 2002, will remain in charge of the production company under the terms of the deal with the Tinopolis Group, which will also see them  become shareholders in Tinopolis.

Lipsitz and Cutforth’s abilities are questions having been behind a series of  television documentary successes, particularly Top Chef for which they were awarded an Emmy last year, Cold Justice, among many others, as well producing concert documentary films on Justin Bieber’s last tour-  Never Say Never as well as one on Katy Perry entitled Part of Me.

Katy Perry: Part Of Me marked the Magical Elves production company’s debut as directors, while the second feature which they produced, Under The Electric Sky, based on the last year’s annual Electric Daisy Carnival made its debut at the Sundance Festival last month to considerable critical review.

Remarking on the acquisition of the Magical Elves,  the Tinopolis  group’s chairman, Ron Jones, remarked that. Magical Elves is a great company with exceptional creative leaders and we look forward to welcoming Dan and Jane to our team.”

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 Co-director Dan Cutforth, singer/producer Katy Perry, and co-director Jane Lipsitz / Getty

Jane Lipsitz graduated from  Vassar College after which she began her career in the entertainment industry working with ICM Partners, additionally in the New Yorker offices later moving to Los Angeles.

It was while in Los Angeles during the Nineties that Ms. Lipsitz took the first steps as an independent film producer providing television coverage for Polygram Diversified Entertainment of the Woodstock 1994 concert organized to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original.

By the mid-Nineties Jane Lipsitz was well established as a freelance producer, particularly with the American cable television network  VH1, where she received the first of many Emmy nominations for producing the competitive reality show “Bands on the Run” in 2001.

During the same year Lipsitz decided to form her own new production company  in partnership with Dan Cutforth, which they called the  Magical Elves, going on to produce shows for all of the major networks including ABC, HBO, NBO  and Showtime, and especially with the cable television network Bravo, where they enjoyed a specially close working relationship.

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