This season, Michael dives deep into the amazingly intertwined worlds of psychology and neuroscience as no one has ever before. Working with the world’s top scientists and research labs, Michael will conduct groundbreaking demonstrations that are even bigger, deeper, and more astonishing than before and offers us a revealing look inside our own minds that we will never forget. The series is Executive Produced by Michael Stevens and by Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman for The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). David Wechter serves as showrunner and Executive Producer. Read more via BGR - Deadline - Bleeding Cool
The Television Critics Association has nominated Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Winners will be announced on Saturday, August 5th. Read more via Variety - The Hollywood Reporter - Mashable - TV Line - Just Jared - TCA
A&E Network will premiere a new two-hour stand-alone special episode of the breakout limited series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. The special, Merchants of Fear, will air Monday, May 29 from 9 to 11 PM ET/PT. In the two-hour special, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder explore the historical relationship between the Church of Scientology and its often vocal critics. A series of special guests candidly describe their personal experiences investigating controversial stories about the Church and how the Church has responded to their work. The special will also feature a sneak peak of the upcoming season two. Read more via: Deadline - The Daily Mail - The Hollywood Reporter - Broadcasting & Cable
Scientology and the Aftermath Executive Producers Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Leah Remini sat down with THR editorial director Matthew Belloni at a TV Academy Q&A that took the audience behind-the-scenes of the hit IPC series, with Leah memorably explaining what it would take to make the series: "I Said, 'Don't Be Pussies…” Read more via The Hollywood Reporter
Announced as part of Oxygen’s expanded crime slate, “The Price of Duty” (Working title) delves into the most haunting cases of homicide detectives’ careers. Each episode takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride to the front lines of the investigation, retracing their first steps on the crime scene to the final bust and the emotional aftermath that they still carry today. Since announcing the shift to becoming a crime destination for women, Oxygen has become the fastest growing cable entertainment network in total day (up 48% year over year) among total viewers, according to the network. Read more via Deadline - The Hollywood Reporter
THR's annual list hones its gaze on the forces who made the biggest impact on the ever-shifting landscape of unscripted television. Read about Eli, Aaron and IPC and see the full list via: The Hollywood Reporter
A&E Network has renewed Scientology and the Aftermath for an additional 10-episode installment. The new season, says A&E, “will further explore accounts of former members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the Church’s practices.” The IPC-produced series is cable’s #1 new unscripted series with A25-54 and Total Viewers in Live+7 for 2016. Read more via Deadline — The Hollywood Reporter — Rolling Stone — Entertainment Weekly — Vulture — Entertainment Tonight — Huffington Post - Cinema Blend
According to a recent report from Variety and PactUS, IPC was ranked as the second most respected production company in an industry survey. Topping the list of "most respected" networks in the same survey was Scientology and the Aftermath’s A&E. Read about the report and more via Realscreen
Top unscripted news outlet reality blurred calls the show “a compelling and even vital series” and says "perhaps this series will have an effect; perhaps reality TV can do more good,” while praising Leah Remini, showrunner Alex Weresow, and IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. Full article via reality blurred
Starring Michael Stevens, the genius behind YouTube’s hit channel Vsauce (with over 11 million subscribers), in each episode of Mind Field famous experiments are recreated and documented to illustrate classic findings in the field of psychology. Mind Field is IPC’s first full series for a digital platform. To see the launch trailer click here.
The season one finale of Scientology and the Aftermath premieres tonight at 10/9c, with the second “Reddit Ask Me Anything” Special Episode to air on January 17th. Leah will get the chance to answer some of the unanswered questions asked by fans on the thread on the IPC-produced special episode. To see the promo for the season one finale and the AMA special, click here.
After last night’s premiere, the IPC production was A&E's highest-rated series launch in more than two years, logging 2.1 million viewers Tuesday night. Of that crowd, 1.1M fell in the target 25-54 demographic group, and 913K in the younger 18-49 demo. The premiere also ranked among the top new unscripted launches on cable in 2016. For comparison’s sake, Going Clear, HBO’s docu profiling eight former Church of Scientology members, clocked 1.65 million viewers in a Sunday premiere back in March 2015. Read more via Deadline - Forbes - The Wrap - Broadway World
In their positive review of the pilot episode, CNN says “Scientology and the Aftermath pulls back [the] curtain, while delivering a sobering warning to those who might be susceptible to the sales pitch [of Scientology].” Read the full review here
In their first interview about the show, which will be IPC’s first full series to hit the air, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman discuss producing Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath with Realscreen. Click here to read the article
IPC’s final episode of True Life (for this season) is airing this week. Please tune in (or set your DVRs) to check out TRUE LIFE: WE ARE TRANSITIONING on MTV on Thursday, 11/17 at 6:00 pm PT/ 9:00 pm ET. It will then re-air on Friday, 11/18 at 4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET on LOGO.The episode is being featured as part of MTV’s Transgender Awareness week. We extremely proud of this episode and honored to be a part of such an important week. Click here to read MTV’s press release about the week, our show, and the documentary we are paired with.
IPC’s new unit is dedicated to creating original content for digital platforms. Kaitlyn Vowels, who most recently was SVP and Head of Creative Advertising at Open Road Films and before that spent seven years at Paramount Pictures, will lead the division. IPC/m already is in production on a series for YouTube Red, a multimillion-dollar national advertising campaign for Belfor Property Restoration, a digital music project with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects and shortform content for China’s largest film studio. The company also is close to starting production on its first virtual reality game. Read announcements via: Deadline - Yahoo News
The series will premiere on November 29th at 10pm on A&E. To see the trailer, check out the links below.
Entertainment Tonight: Watch Leah Remini Take on Scientology in First Trailer for New Docuseries: ‘Fight For Your Family’
The Huffington Post: Leah Remini Breaks Down in First Trailer For Scientology Docuseries (And You Will, Too)
Monsters & Critics: Leah Remini talks abuse and harassment in Scientology special
2paragraphs: Leah Remini More Popular Than Ever After Scientology
Star2: Docuseries aims to expose controversial Scientology
More press covered the announcment of new the A&E Docuseries over the weekend. Links to articles below:
CBS News: Leah Remini is taking on Scientology again with A&E miniseries
RadarOnline: Leah Remini Spilling Shocking Scientology Secrets In New Docuseries
Perezhilton.com: Leah Remini On Her Controversial New Scientology Docuseries: ‘There Is A Lot More To This Story Than Anyone Knows’
UPI.com: ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’ to premiere on A&E Nov. 29
Business Standard: Leah Remini wants to expose Scientology
A&E Network will premiere the new nonfiction docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” which gives a voice to victims of the Church of Scientology despite public attempts to discredit them. The eight-episode, hour-long series is produced for A&E Network by The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). The series explores individual accounts from ex-Church members and their families through meetings and interviews with Leah. Each episode features stories from former members 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 gives the victims a chance to be heard. Executive producers for IPC are Eli Holzman, and Aaron Saidman. Leah Remini serves as executive producer for her No Seriously Productions. Alex Weresow serves as showrunner and executive producer. See press releases via: The Hollywood Reporter - Realscreen - TBI Vision - Variety - Yahoo! TV - MultiChannel News - New York Daily News - Mashable - TV Series Finale - CTV News - WorldScreen - Newser
True Life: I Want to Fight ISIS will premiere October 25th, 2016, True Life: I Am An Adult Baby will premiere October 26th, 2016 and True Life: We Are Transitioning will premiere November 16th, 2016 on MTV.
IPC’s episodes include True Life: I Want to Fight ISIS, True Life: I Am An Adult Baby, and True Life: We Are Transitioning. All three episodes are featured heavily in MTV’s trailer for the upcoming season. Click here to watch the promo
Leah Remini has landed a series at A&E that is tackling her Church of Scientology past head on. IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman are executive producers. Read announcements via: The Hollywood Reporter - Variety - Realscreen - Page Six - Vanity Fair
PactUS has appointed an inaugural executive board of directors representing a cross-section of its 30-plus member companies. IPC Television CEO Eli Holzman will serve as chairman of the inaugural board. Members of the board include All3Media America’s CEO, Gregory Lipstone; Endemol Shine’s COO, Ben Samek; Propagate Content’s founder and co-CEO, Howard Owens; and John Pollak, Electus International’s president of global distribution. The board represents the mid- and large-sized American production outfits to have joined the U.S. outpost of the British trade body – formed in January 2015 during the Realscreen Summit – with the aim of representing the commercial interests of American producers. Former National Geographic Channels CEO David Lyle joined as president last May. Full articles via Realscreen - Worldscreen - Variety - Broadcasting & Cable - TBI Vision
IM Global Television will handle original international sales, co-productions, format and finished tape sales of IPC's projects. IPC develops and produces TV, film, documentaries and interactive mobile content in partnership with broadcast and cable networks, as well as movie studios in the U.S. and international markets. This is IM Global Television’s first output deal in unscripted television. Click here to read the full article
US producer and distributor IM Global Television has agreed to its first unscripted TV output deal, linking up with prolific LA-based production company The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). IM Global will handle original international, coproduction, format and finished tape sales for projects from IPC, which was founded in 2015 by its CEO Eli Holzman (Undercover Boss, Project Greenlight) and president Aaron Saidman (Undercover Boss, The Seven Five). Click here to read the full article
Former Studio Lambert and All3Media America president Eli Holzman has launched an independent production company with his long-time producing partner Aaron Saidman. Click here to read the full article
Former All3Media America CEO Eli Holzman is launching a TV, feature-film and movie content company backed by former on-screen Undercover Bosses. Holzman has partnered with long-time producing partner Aaron Saidman to launch The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Click here to read the full article
Holzman will lead The Intellectual Property Corporation with long-time producing partner Aaron Saidman. Click here to read the full article
Based in Culver City, IPC plans to focus on unscripted formats and series, high-end documentary series, limited series and doc features, mobile content, for which it has raised designated financing, as well as feature films and scripted TV series based on properties from the company’s doc portfolio — all for the US and international markets. “There has never been a more exciting time to be a content creator,” said Holzman. “There are more buyers than ever before, more ways to reach the audience, and an almost limitless array of options to finance quality intellectual property.” Click here to read the full article
The Holzman/Saidman produced documentary feature is awarded 29th place by The Guardian, an honor that puts the independent crime doc ahead of such box office hits as Mad Max: Fury Road and Pixar’s Inside-Out. Click here for the full countdown