Tinopolis Group Acquires ‘Top Chef’ Producer Magical Elves

By | Monday February 3, 2014 @ 1:12am PST

tinlogoThe UK’s Tinopolis Group is bolstering its U.S. presence with the acquisition of Magical Elves. Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth lead the Emmy-winning Magical Elves which was founded in 2001 and makes such shows as Top ChefRead More »

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TNT Orders Unscripted Crime Series From Dick Wolf & Magical Elves For Summer

By | Wednesday January 9, 2013 @ 1:35pm PST
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Law & Order repeats provided the foundation on which TNT built its original programming. Now the cable network is getting in business with Law & Order mastermind Dick Wolf on a crime drama procedural but on the unscripted side. TNT has greenlighted Cold Justice, which follows two top female investigators as they dig into cold murder cases. The network has ordered eight episodes of the project, from Wolf Films and Magical Elves, for summer 2013 premiere. Dick Wolf, Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz and Tom Thayer executive produce. Read More »

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UPDATE: ‘Fashion Star’ Producers Call Meeting With IATSE After Union Puts Offer On The Table

By | Tuesday October 16, 2012 @ 4:48pm PDT

2ND UPDATE, 4:48 PM: IATSE has been called to a meeting with Fashion Star producers Magical Elves this afternoon, Deadline has learned. The face-to-face comes after the union put an offer before the producers of the NBC reality show to settle a labor dispute that started Saturday. “Talks are ongoing. The ball is in their court,” an IATSE spokesperson told Deadline earlier Tuesday. “We are still on strike.” Fashion Star is scheduled to resume taping tomorrow at 1:30 PM at Hollywood Center Studios. The union began discussions with Magical Elves yesterday. Four days after the crew walked off the job over health and pension benefits, picketing today was mainly centered on the De Longpre Avenue offices of the show in Hollywood. As of Tuesday afternoon, IATSE say they intend to be picketing tomorrow at Hollywood Center and the Magical Elves offices on Sunset. Read More »

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Magical Elves Ups Jo Sharon To SVP Development

By | Tuesday September 18, 2012 @ 10:03am PDT

Top Chef producer Magical Elves has promoted Jo Sharon to SVP Development. She had been Head of Development, where she was behind NBC’s Fashion Star, CBS’ 3 and Bravo’s Gallery Girls and also oversaw development of the premium YouTube … Read More »

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