Quality content. Exceptional execution.

The Intellectual Property Corporation is an Emmy-winning  IP creation and production studio based in Van Nuys, California. Founded in 2016, IPC develops and produces a wide range of television, film, documentary, and interactive mobile content. The company currently has series in production or development with a wide range of US broadcast and cable networks.

Our Work.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath


Each episode of this Emmy-winning documentary series features stories from former Scientologists whose lives have been affected by the Church’s harmful practices, even well after they left the organization. Along with a team of former high-ranking Scientology insiders who understand the inner workings and policies of the organization, Leah Remini gives the victims a chance to be heard.

This Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy

Amazon Prime

From the director of The Big Short and Vice,comes an 8-part globe-spanning exploration of the most compelling topics impacting the global economy. 

This globe-spanning docuseries brings the smart, stylized storytelling of Adam McKay’s The Big Short to a quirky and compelling exploration of the global economy. In each episode, host Kal Penn – with the help of some celebrity friends – answers a burning question like: How can I launder a bag of dirty cash? How scared should I be of a rubber apocalypse? And is it easier for dicks to get rich?

Mind Field

YouTube Premium

Join Vsauce’s Michael Stevens on a journey into the mysterious depths of the human psyche as he investigates the strange and surprising terrain of the Mind Field in the Emmy-nominated series. In every episode, famous experiments are recreated and documented to illustrate classic findings in the field of psychology. In this Emmy-nominated series, Michael dives deep into the amazingly intertwined worlds of psychology and neuroscience as no one has ever before.

The Substitute


In this new hidden camera prank show, celebrities are transformed by a team of special effects artists to go undercover as substitute teachers to surprise a class of unsuspecting students. A $25,000 donation will be made to each school.

Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole


This raw eight-part original docuseries “Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole” tells the individual stories of eight previously convicted child offenders sentenced to mandatory life terms without parole who are now seeking resentencing, on the heels of a recent United States Supreme Court ruling. While some may be resentenced to life, others could be immediately released or given a new sentence that makes them eligible for parole. The new series chronicles the chilling crimes and the painful and emotional impact on the victims’ family and friends as they grapple with the uncertain reality that these convicted offenders could possibly be released back into their communities.

Operation Odessa


From the director and producers of The Seven Five, OPERATION ODESSA is a true crime documentary about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel for $35 million. An early ’90s gangster epic that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and Cali to Moscow, the film tells the true story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel and the DEA for the score of a lifetime. What really happened to the sub, the money and the three amigos has remained a shadowy underworld myth until now. 

Active Shooter: America Under Fire


Whether due to acts of terrorism, hate, or mental instability, mass shootings have become all too commonplace. This Emmy-nominated documentary series examines this disturbing phenomenon from the points of view of victims, family members, emergency medical workers and first responders, who bravely risk their own lives in the face of grave danger. Each episode recounts a specific incident using archival footage and in-depth interviews to shine a spotlight on the traumatic events and their aftermath. The results are powerful, eye-opening, and hopefully change-inducing.

Free Meek

Coming 2019 on Amazon Prime

Free Meek is an upcoming documentary series that will follow Meek and his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system. In collaboration with Meek and executive producer Shawn Carter, the series will give viewers unprecedented access to the star’s life, career, and criminal justice odyssey, while demonstrating the negative effects long tail probation is having on urban communities of color. 

Lost Gold


Brothers Jesse and Josh Feldman seek out America's most fabled missing treasures. With a family history steeped in lost mines, buried gold and Old West lore, the Arizona natives aren't your typical treasure hunters. To unravel these more than 100-year-old mysteries, the brothers put themselves in the shoes of the people of the era. Every hunt is grounded in history as they scour the American frontier for old maps, diaries, records and locals with intimate knowledge of the area. Their dogged determination, taste for adventure and reverence for the past will uncover new leads, fresh perspectives on history and even gold.

Deadly Cults


Deadly Cults  is comprised of four hour-long episodes that explore unhinged murder cases where investigators uncover and expose the dark world of cults that kill. From a self-proclaimed prophet convincing his followers to murder an innocent family to a vampire coven searching for their next sacrifice, the series shows how power and manipulation can lead to murder.

“Deadly Cults” recounts each case through interviews with the investigators, former cult members, and family and friends closest to the victims. The series explores the chilling tales of cult leaders and the psychology behind them exploiting fear and hatred in the hearts and minds of their followers, which often leads them to kill. 

Project Foodie

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 Project Foodie is the cookbook of the future - combining the best elements of all the cooking shows, books, apps, how-to videos, classes and programs (eliminating the crappy features) and adding a bunch of our own that were sorely missing. Our app is powered by fun and easy real-time videos starring hilarious and brilliant celebrity chef, Daniel Holzman, that users cook along to from start to finish.

It’s an all in one seamless video tutorial that guides your selection of ingredients and tools, shows you how to prep, cook, plate and serve, and even shares tidbits about the cultural history of each meal. Its like watching your favorite cooking show while making an amazing meal.

Cults and Extreme Belief


In  Cults and Extreme Belief, Elizabeth Vargas, alongside former members of controversial organizations, goes on a search to uncover how these sects use their influence to prey upon people's desperation to create powerful and often destructive belief systems. Each episode will take an immersive look at one currently active group through the eyes of past devotees and get perspective from believers and leaders that are still inside.


E! Digital & Snap Originals

Vivian, the youngest scout at modeling agency Wilhelmina, takes us inside an exclusive world where she has the power to make wannabes’ dreams come true — but can she do that for herself?

1989: The Year That Made The Modern World

National Geographic

No other year in recent history has played a more pivotal role in shaping the present than 1989. 30 years later, we look at the iconic events that defined this year and continue to dominate public conversation from fundamentalism and race to gender equality and the influence of the internet. The end of the Cold War... the dismantling of Apartheid, the launch of the World Wide Web? and the premiere of The Simpsons. If just one of these took place in 1989, it would be considered a watershed year. But these were just the beginning.

The Price of Duty


The Price of Duty  follows dedicated detectives from across the country as they recount their stories of complex cases that have emotionally impacted and changed their lives forever. Each episode explores the emotional rollercoaster of how investigators sacrificed their personal lives to solve these seemingly impossible cases. They shed their stoic exteriors to expose their vulnerability and reveal the personal struggles they endured while working tirelessly to solve these unthinkable crimes. 

Fortune Fight


The saying more money more problems definitely rings true with some celebrity mega fortunes. Whether it’s a pricey divorce, shocking inheritances for unprepared heirs or untimely deaths when a wealthy celebrity has a massive estate there’s often an army of people nudging around for their cut of the pie.

In hour-long episodes of Famous Fortune Fights husband and wife media experts and attorneys Danielle and Andy Mayoras explore the legal ups and downs and fortunes earned and lost by some of America’s biggest household names. 

Sticker Shock 

Discovery Channel

Fill up the gas tank, because it's time to hit the road. We asked America to bring us their rides to answer the age-old question, "What's my car worth?" in Discovery Channel's all-new series STICKER SHOCK. From dad's old pickup to souped up hot rods, this series has it all, and host Dennis Pittsenbarger and our team of expert appraisers are ready to uncover their value. Whether it's a clunker or a classic, what it's worth may shock you. 


History Channel

John Gotti. Whitey Bulger. Pablo Escobar. El Chapo. KINGPIN chronicles the journeys of some of the most well-known names in the underworld — how they began as unknown thugs and transformed into globally notorious kings of crime.

The Challenger


ELEAGUE makes its first foray into television with the launch of The Challenger: Street Fighter® V, The five-part series will feature an entertaining clash of personalities, as cameras follow seven contestants in an Atlanta-area house while they face off in Capcom’s classic fighting game Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition.

True Life


For the Fall 2016 season of the award winning documentary series, we explored how the war in Syria has stirred the passions of Americans in True Life: I Want to Fight ISIS, the “adult baby” subculture in True Life: I Am an Adult Baby, and the struggles of dating while transitioning in True Life: We Are Transitioning.

Meet Our Team.

Eli Holzman

Founder, CEO

Eli Holzman is the founder and CEO of The Intellectual Property Corporation.

He began his career in 1996 in the feature film department at Miramax Films in New York. At Miramax he co-founded the company’s television department, helped to create the documentary series Project Greenlight and created the multi-Emmy nominated hit Project Runway in addition to producing a wide array of scripted series, movies and minis for the studio.

Holzman left Miramax in 2005 to run Ashton Kutcher's 20th Century Fox-based Katalyst Films where he developed the CW series Beauty & the Geek and successfully developed the company's inaugural slate in scripted television. As an independent producer Holzman set up, created and/or produced scripted and reality pilots and series for both network and cable (the CW reality series Stylista; the Bravo reality series Work of Art; ABC Family scripted pilot Longevity; G4's first reality series, The Block; and the Paramount feature film, Fix).

In September 2008, Holzman founded the US arm of British production company, Studio Lambert, where he launched and Executive Produced Undercover Boss, the #1 new show of the 2009-10 season and the highest rated reality premiere of all time. In 2013, Studio Lambert USA was fully acquired and changed its name to All3Media America with Holzman serving as president of the super indie’s US operations. At All3Media America, Holzman executive produced dozens of non-scripted projects across all major networks and cable outlets. Holzman also oversaw the launch of All3’s US scripted business, developing and setting up several projects across network and cable. And in 2014 Holzman produced the feature documentary The Seven Five that was released theatrically worldwide and is being adapted as a Sony Pictures and Annapurna feature film that he is producing. Outside of television, Holzman created and produced the frozen novelty QBees (rice crispy treats & brownies filled with ice cream). And he is a founding and managing partner of The Meatball Shop a restaurant concept with six locations in New York City. Holzman has been nominated for the Emmy Award 10 times and nominated for the Producers Guild Award 3 times. He and his colleagues won back-to-back Outstanding Reality Program Emmys for Undercover Boss in 2012 and 2013. 

Aaron Saidman

Co-Founder, President

IPC launched in January 2016, and soon thereafter went into production on its inaugural series, A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Saidman executive produced the show, which was the highest rated cable premiere of 2016, won the Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series in 2017, and received another Emmy nomination for its second season in 2018.  Saidman also won a PGA Award for the first and second seasons of Aftermath for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television.

As President of IPC, Saidman oversees the company’s diverse slate of series, pilots and projects in the works across broadcast, cable and the major streaming services. This includes the Showtime documentary series Active Shooter, which was nominated for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary and Outstanding Editing in the 2018 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and the YouTube Original series Mind Field, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. In addition to a multitude of series projects, Saidman produced the documentary feature Operation Odessa, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Festival and currently airs on Showtime. He also oversaw the creation of Project Foodie, an app that offers real-time cooking instruction and food-related content. The Hollywood Reporter listed Saidman and his partner, Eli Holzman, among Reality Television’s “top 10 power players of 2017."

Prior to launching IPC, Saidman was the Executive Vice President, Development & Current Programming, for the television production company All3Media America. In that capacity, he was the head of creative for the company, overseeing all pilots and series for broadcast networks and cable, including Bravo’s The People’s Couch, NBC’s The Million Second Quiz, and CNN’s hit documentary series Declassified, which he created. Additionally, Saidman produced the critically acclaimed feature documentary film The Seven Five, which was released theatrically worldwide by IFC Films, and is now being adapted as a Sony Pictures and Annapurna feature film.

Prior to his position at All3Media, Saidman was the head of development and current programming for Studio Lambert USA, where he helped grow the company into a major supplier of unscripted content, overseeing and producing such shows as CBS’ Undercover Boss and AMC’s The Pitch.

Before his tenure as a creative executive, Saidman was a freelance producer, getting his start in television with Mark Burnett Productions. Saidman began his career in motion pictures, where he worked for Miramax and Dimension Films, and was later a Creative Consultant for Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope. 

Rachel Dax

Executive Vice President and Head of Production

Rachel Dax is the Executive Vice President and Head of Production for the Intellectual Property Corporation. ​

Since 2013, Dax had served as Senior Vice President of Production for Endemol Shine USA, formerly Shine America. Dax helped oversee all day-to-day production of their unscripted programming, including such hits as Fox's MasterChef, NBC's The Island, Fox's Riot, along with many other series, pilots and development projects.

Previously, Dax served as Head of Production for High Noon Entertainment’s west coast operations. From 2010 until her departure, she oversaw all aspects of pre-production, production, post-production and day-to-day operations of the company’s Los Angeles office.

Prior to her tenure at High Noon, Dax managed and produced numerous top unscripted TV series for companies such as Fremantle Media, Bunim-Murray Productions, Evolution and Merv Griffin Entertainment, including such titles as America’s Got Talent, Guinness World Records Gone Wild, Tough Love and Road Rules.

Dax also supervised all production for Q Television Network, the nation’s first 24/7 cable channel for the LGBTQ community, managed and operated Lone Star Studios in Sylmar, CA and managed Half Day Video, a crew and equipment rental house.

Andy Olymbiou

Vice President and Head of Finance

Andy Olymbiou is the Vice President and Head of Finance of The Intellectual Property Corporation.

Prior to joining IPC, Andy was Director of Finance at All3Media America, joining in 2012 after relocating to the West Coast. He managed monthly reporting, preparing budgets and forecasts, and also oversaw corporate treasury, statutory and tax reporting.

Andy qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a UK top 20 accountancy firm where he spent three years working in general practice audit, specializing in the media industry with companies based mainly in London’s West End, before moving into TV Production with All3Media UK.

Eric Towler

Vice President of Post Production

Eric brings more than 20 years of post production experience to the IPC team. Most recently he was the Director of Post Production at All3Media America, where he oversaw the post process for shows like Undercover Boss, Chrisley Knows Best, The People's Couch, Declassified, Work Out New York, United Shades of America, The Pitch, Consumed, as well as the documentary feature The Seven Five.

Eric spent quality time at Karga 7 Pictures, Pilgrim Studios, Ten100, Lock & Key, LMNO Productions, VH-1 and QRZ Media. Projects include Fear Factor,  Sniper: Bulletproof,  The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents, Alien Encounters, The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, Ghost Hunters, American Chopper, The Ultimate Fighter, Glory Hounds, and many others.

Leah Hariton

Executive Vice President of Current Programming

Leah Hariton is the Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Current Programming for the Intellectual Property Corporation.

Prior to joining IPC, Hariton was Senior Vice President of Current Programming for All3Media America where she spent four years overseeing content for seven different production companies under the All3Media umbrella. Previously, Hariton spent more than a decade as a freelance showrunner and producer. Over her 16 years of experience, Hariton has produced and managed series for nearly every broadcast, cable and streaming network including ABC, CBS, FOX, Bravo, E!, USA, Discovery Inc. Networks, A&E Networks, and Scripps Networks.

A Los Angeles native, Leah studied communications and journalism at the University of California at Berkeley where she graduated magna cum laude.

Erin Gamble

Senior Vice President of Current Programming 

Erin is the SVP of Current Programming for the Intellectual Property Corporation.

Over the last ten years, Gamble has produced more than 150 hours of documentary programming including Vice Does America for Viceland, MTV’s Unlocking The Truth, A&E’s Nightwatch, Cellblock 6, Catfish, Treehouse Masters, House Hunters, and MSNBC's long running prison series Lockup.

Prior to joining IPC as an executive, Gamble was a Co-Executive Producer for Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, for which she won a 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series and a PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television.

Gamble has led current programming on series including Active Shooter: America Under Fire (Showtime), The Price of Duty (Oxygen), Kingpin (History), Cults and Extreme Belief (A&E), and on multiple series currently in production at major cable networks and streaming services. 

Tobey List

Vice President of Current Programming

Tobey List is the VP of Current Programming for the Intellectual Property Corporation.

Most recently, List served as the Interim Director of Current Programming at Fullscreen, supervising all greenlit unscripted and scripted series. Prior to that, she spent four years as Director of Original Programming for Pivot, Participant Media’s cable channel. In that role, she oversaw Pivot’s docu-series, special event programming and the nightly live show TakePart Live. She served as an EP for The Peabody Awards, and The Operatives, and worked on various unscripted original development projects and series including Truth and Power, and Secret Lives of Americans.

List has also produced documentary, live event and digital programming including Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality, courses for Masterclass, the award-winning magazine series NOVA ScienceNow, Lidia Celebrates America, the Emmy-nominated web series Secret Life of Scientists, and the feature documentary No Impact Man, an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She began her career at PBS, managing high-priority documentary series. 

Alecia Ashby

Vice President of Production

Alecia Ashby is the Vice President of Production at The Intellectual Property Corporation.

In this role, Alecia oversees the production of multiple series, pilots, development steps, and digital projects for various cable networks and streaming services.

Prior to joining IPC as an executive, Alecia was a Line Producer at IPC for Mind Field, for which she was nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy; and Active Shooter: America Under Fire, for which she is a current nominee for a 2018 News & Documentary Emmy. Prior to IPC, Ashby managed and produced numerous top unscripted TV series for companies such as Pilgrim Studios, High Noon Entertainment, 3 Ball Entertainment, Endemol Shine USA and Whalerock Industries, including such titles as Tough Love, Guinness World Records Gone Wild, and Fox’s Riot.

She’s worked closely with a wide range of US broadcast or cable networks including CBS, FOX, E!, VH1, MTV, Discovery, Showtime,YouTube Premium, A&E and Bravo.

Matt Shanfield

Executive Vice President of Development

Matt Shanfield is the Executive Vice President, Development at The Intellectual Property Corporation.

In this role, he is the creative executive behind the development of original concepts, unique formats, and fresh new talent. Matt is joining IPC from heading development for Asylum Entertainment where he shepherded successful series such as To Rome For Love on Bravo, Speed Is The New Black on Velocity, In Ice Cold Blood on Oxygen, Celebrity Animal Encounters on Animal Planet, American Made on Discovery, the upcoming The History of Martial Arts on AMC as well as a slate of unannounced series on Science, Facebook and HLN.

Prior to Asylum, Shanfield served as the VP of Development at Oxygen (Quit Your Day Job & #Killerpost), the VP of Development at Irwin Entertainment (Coaching Bad on Spike & Famously Single on E!), and the Director of Development at Shed Media US (Eric & Jessie: Game On on E!). He also developed and produced for Mark Burnett Productions where he has credits on shows such as the Emmy™ winning Shark Tank, The Apprentice and Trust Me I’m a Game Show Host.

He began his career at The William Morris Agency and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

Matt Zien

Vice President of Development

Matt Zien is the Vice President of Development for IPC.

Matt began working with Eli and Aaron after he pitched and sold a project to them at Studio Lambert in 2012, and was soon invited to join their development team as an executive. He continued to work with them from the launch of All3Media America in 2013, where he played key roles in developing dozens of sold projects, pilots, and series before joining them for the launch of the The Intellectual Property Corporation in 2015.

As the first creative executive hired at IPC and in his prior time as a development executive, Matt has spearheaded development on series including Declassified  (CNN), Active Shooter: America Under Fire  (Showtime), Deadly Cults  (Oxygen), The Price of Duty (Oxygen), Kingpin (History), Cults and Extreme Belief (A&E), This Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy (Amazon), Free Meek (Amazon), and several unannounced series and feature films currently in production at major cable networks and streaming services. 

Matt graduated  from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Prior to and during his time at USC, Matt was a recipient of Panavision’s New Filmmaker Grant, the National Screen Institute's Film Exchange Program, and has written, directed and produced films that were official selections in  over 20 international film festivals, including Comic Con Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, The American Independent Film Festival,  Berkeley Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival,  and the International Festival of Cinema and Technology. 

Steve Erdman

Director of Development

Steve is IPC’s Director of Development.

Steve began working with Eli and Aaron back at Studio Lambert in 2013, after leaving Paradigm’s mail room. He worked closely with them as the company morphed into ALL3Media America, through its sale to Discovery International and Liberty Global, and was part of the IPC launch team.

While with the company, Steve spearheaded a myriad of internal and funded development projects that were greenlit to series, including A&E’s Lost for Life (A&E), and Lost Gold  (Travel Channel) along with several unannounced series at major networks and streamers. He also oversaw production for ELEAGUE’s The Challenger: Street Fighter V (TBS/Twitch), Mind Field  (YouTube Premium) and IPC’s episodes of MTV’s True Life.

Steve graduated from American University’s School of Communication earning a Master’s degree in Film/Video production and won a Student Emmy for a documentary he produced for PBS while in school. The documentary went on to be nationally syndicated. 

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