about IPC

Quality content. Exceptional execution.

The Intellectual Property Corporation is an Emmy Award-winning IP creation and production studio based in Van Nuys, California. Founded in 2016, IPC develops and produces television, film, documentary, and interactive mobile content. The company currently has series in production or development with most major US broadcasters, cable networks and streaming platforms.   


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.


We’re Here


This Emmy-nominated unscripted series recruits small-town residents across America to participate in a one-night-only drag show. In each episode, drag queens Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen and will inspire and teach their own “drag daughters” to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag. 


This Is Paris

YouTube Originals

Directed by Alexandra Dean, this feature documentary uncovers the hidden past of the international icon, as Paris Hilton speaks publicly for the first time about heartbreaking trauma and pivotal moments in her early life that forged who she is today.

As Paris confronts her past, this deeply compelling portrait will reveal the woman behind the icon and shed new light on our view of celebrity, and the insta-fame culture that Paris helped to create.


Indian Matchmaking


“Indian Matchmaking” follows single millennials who have decided that it’s time to revisit methods from the past and look to the experts, rather than swiping for love on dating apps. Elite Indian matchmaker Seema Taparia is known for learning about her clients with painstaking precision to guide them towards their perfect match.

From Houston to Chicago to Mumbai, the young singles will go on first dates, often with their family in tow, to discover whether these good-on-paper matches can turn into a love that lasts a lifetime.


Selena + Chef

 HBO Max

Since social distancing at home, Selena Gomez has been spending more time in the kitchen than she ever imagined. But despite her many talents, it remains to be seen if cooking is one of them.

In each episode of this unapologetically authentic cookalong, Selena will be joined remotely by a different master chef. Together, they'll tackle cuisines of every variety, share invaluable tips and tricks, and deal with everything from smoking ovens to missing ingredients. Each episode will highlight a food-related charity, and this casual, funny, and informative series will embrace both the struggle and the joy of learning to cook — while inviting audiences to follow along at home.


The Swamp


From the directors of Get Me Roger Stone, this documentary feature films tracks Republican Congressmen Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Ken Buck (R-CO), over the course of a pivotal year in politics, demonstrating the breadth and grip of a system that rewards money-raising above all else, plaguing Congress on both sides of the aisle.

With unique behind-the-scenes access to the innerworkings of the House amid major breaking news events, including the Mueller hearing and President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings, the film presents a revealing look into the inner workings of the American government. 


Free Meek

 Amazon Prime

From Executive Producer Jay-Z, this intimate documentary series follows Meek Mill's transformation from chart-topping rapper to face of the battle for justice reform. Meek's 2017 arrest for probation violations sparked outrage beyond his native Philadelphia.

As Meek, his family, and his legal team fight for his freedom, cameras capture the birth of the FREE MEEK movement. Meek alleges he was wrongfully convicted at age 19, and a re-investigation of his case explores allegations of dirty cops, planted evidence, and systemic corruption within a broken judicial system. While Meek's battle with the criminal justice system intensifies, he becomes a voice for reform nationwide.


The Last Narc


In the Amazon Original The Last Narc, former cartel insiders divulge the bone-chilling details behind the notorious murder and kidnapping of DEA Agent “Kiki” Camarena. Through never before seen interviews, this four-part docuseries will unravel the story of Camarena, the drug cartel he infiltrated, and the narc who risked everything to discover the truth.

From director Tiller Rissell, the series tells the story of a fallen hero, the men who killed him, and the man who risked everything to find out what really happened and why. Highly decorated special agent Hector Berellez, who was assigned to lead the DEA’s investigation of Camarena’s murder, peels back the layers of myth and propaganda to reveal the bone-chilling truth about a conspiracy that stretches from the killing fields of Mexico to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. 


I Was A Teenage Felon


Former criminals tell the true tales of their rollercoaster ride from average American kids to wildly successful outlaws.


Living Undocumented


From executive producer Selena Gomez, this Emmy-nominated series follows eight undocumented families who took the extraordinary risk of allowing film crews to chronicle their lives as they faced potential deportation. 

Ranging from harrowing to hopeful, their journeys illuminate and humanize the complex US immigration system and depict the struggles that many must endure in their quest to pursue the American dream.


Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole


This raw eight-part original docuseries  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.


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 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?

Deadly Cults

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. 


Mind Field

YouTube Originals

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.


Operation Odessa


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. 


America’s Most Musical Family


Hosted by Nick Lachey, with Grammy winner Ciara, digital sensation David Dobrik and singer-songwriter-actor Debbie Gibson manning the judges panel, Nickelodeon is searching the nation for music acts to compete head-to-head in an epic music competition series.  

The show aims to find the best family bands in the country, featuring a variety of families consisting of two or more relatives who perform together. Acts include a father-daughter duo, sibling groups, and a 12-member multigenerational brass ensemble. 30 families will compete for a recording contract with Republic Records and a $250,000 cash prize. But ultimately, this competition for all ages is about celebrating exceptionally talented families across the nation, and the incredible music they make together.


Injustice With Nancy Grace


Nancy Grace is on the case once again.  In this riveting true crime series, television's most respected legal analyst gets to the bottom of some of the most challenging and multi-layered true crime stories she has ever encountered. Each episode of "Injustice with Nancy Grace," will expose an untold and riveting case involving wrongful accusations, botched investigations, suppressed evidence, unclear motives, unjust sentences and the path forward in seeking justice.

Nancy will explore these thorny stories of mystery and injustice through her keen lens of expertise. Along with first-hand interviews and archival footage, the new series will uncover enthralling true crime stories with ultimate vindication.


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.


Almost Ready

YouTube Originals

Shay Mitchell is pregnant with her first child with Matte Babel.  In this raw, personal,  biweekly YouTube Original Series, she documents the highs and lows of her pregnancy journey, including the endless hunt for non-alcoholic wine and lathering herself in every oil known to man.

Why document it? “Women go through a lot during pregnancy,” says Mitchell. “It’s exciting, difficult, emotional and amazing all at the same time, and I wanted to share my journey with more than just a photo.”


Project Foodie

Download on the App Store

 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.


1989: The Year That Made The Modern World

Nat Geo

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.


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 takes an immersive look at one currently active group through the eyes of past devotees, whilst getting perspective from believers and leaders that are still inside.


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 unthinkable crimes. 



E! Digital & Snap Originals

Vivian Benitez, 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?


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?"

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


E-LEAGUE 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.


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.

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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-2019

Eli Holzman

Founder, CEO

Eli Holzman is the founder and CEO of The Intellectual Property Corporation and the CEO of Industrial Media. As CEO of IPC, Holzman oversees the company’s day-to-day operations and its diverse slate of series, features, and projects in development across broadcast, cable and the major streaming services. As CEO of Industrial Media, Holzman oversees the independent production companies which form the Industrial Media group: 19 Entertainment & 19 Recordings, Sharp Entertainment, B-17 Entertainment, Radicle Act Productions and The Intellectual Property Corporation.

Holzman began his career in 1996 at Miramax Films where he co-founded the company’s television department, created the multi-Emmy nominated series Project Runway and produced 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 and to work as an independent producer.

In 2008, Holzman co-founded Studio Lambert USA, where he launched and Executive Produced Undercover Boss, the #1 new show of the 2009 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 and oversaw the launch of All3’s US scripted series business.

Holzman has been nominated for the Emmy Award 19 times and has been its recipient on four occasions. He has been nominated for the Producers Guild Award 5 times and has been its recipient once. Outside of television, Holzman is a founding and managing partner of The Meatball Shop restaurant group and the proud father of the worlds two most extraordinary children.  

Aaron Saidman

Co-Founder, President

Aaron Saidman is the Co-Founder & President of The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), as well as the President of Industrial Media. As President of IPC, Saidman oversees the company’s diverse slate of shows and documentary features across broadcast, cable, and the major streaming platforms. As President of Industrial Media, Saidman oversees the independent production companies which form the Industrial Media group: 19 Entertainment & 19 Records, Sharp Entertainment, B-17 Entertainment, and IPC. In this capacity, Saidman is also an executive producer of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

At IPC, Saidman has created and/or produced a number of successful and award-winning shows, including Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Indian Matchmaking, Active Shooter: America Under Fire, Mind Field, We’re Here, Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole, and Living Undocumented, which he also co-directed. In addition to these programs, Saidman produced the documentary features The Seven Five, Operation Odessa, The Swamp and This Is Paris.

Prior to launching IPC, Saidman was the Executive Vice President, Development & Current Programming, for All3Media America. In that role, he was the head of creative for the company, overseeing all shows for broadcast and cable networks, including The People’s Couch, The Million Second Quiz, and Declassified: The Untold Stories of American Spies, which he created. 

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 Undercover Boss and The Pitch.

Before his tenure as a creative executive, Saidman was a freelance producer, writer, and director, and got 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.

Saidman has been nominated for the Emmy Award on eight occasions, and its recipient twice. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association (IDA).

Aaron Saidman
Rachel Dax

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. Dax helped launch IPC in 2016 and has shared in its many successes, including an Emmy award win for their critically acclaimed A&E show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath as well as multiple Emmy nominations for Showtime’s Active Shooter: America Under Fire and Youtube’s  Mind Field

Dax oversees all day-to-day operations for IPC’s Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York offices including their current slate of shows for HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon, A&E, Oxygen, Youtube, Nickelodeon, CNBC and Reelz. 

Prior to IPC, Dax had served as Senior Vice President of Production for Endemol Shine USA, formerly Shine America. Dax oversaw Fox's MasterChef and NBC's The Island along with various other series, pilots and development projects. 

Dax has also served as Head of Production for High Noon Entertainment’s west coast division as well as managed and produced numerous top unscripted TV series for Fremantle Media, Bunim-Murray Productions, Evolution and Merv Griffin Entertainment.

Andy Olymbiou

Vice President and Head of Finance

Andy Olymbiou is the Vice President and Head of Finance of The Intellectual Property Corporation.  In this role, Andy built the IPC finance team, implementing both the production and corporate accounting systems, from the startup stage and through the tremendous growth IPC saw in its first three years.
Andy played an integral role in the acquisition of IPC by Industrial Media, managing the finance due diligence process for IPC.
Following the acquisition by Industrial Media, Andy was part of integrating corporate finance duties, and as well as managing IPC accounting, assists potential business partners for IPC/Industrial Media, when required, to build financial models. 

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.

Andy Olymbiou
Leah Hariton

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. In her role, she oversees a range of unscripted content: documentary series, competition series, features and specials. Most recently her work has included the Emmy award-winning Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the true crime series Injustice with Nancy Grace, as well as several upcoming projects for Netflix, Nickelodeon and Viceland.

Prior to joining IPC, Hariton was Senior Vice President of Current Programming for All3Media America where she spent four years overseeing series and specials for seven different production companies under the All3Media umbrella, including the hit USA series Chrisley Knows Best and the groundbreaking Secret Lives of Americans for Participant Media’s Pivot.

Previously, Hariton spent more than a decade as a freelance showrunner and producer. Over her 16 years of experience, Hariton has had the opportunity to work with nearly every broadcast, cable and streaming network including ABC, CBS, FOX, Bravo, E!, USA, Discovery Inc. Networks, A&E Networks, Viacom and Scripps Networks. She has produced and managed hundreds of hours of content ranging from documentary, competition, ensemble documentary, comedy, renovation, talk, dating and limited documentary series.

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

Erin Gamble

Executive Vice President of Current Programming 

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

Prior to joining IPC, Gamble produced more than 150 hours of documentary programming for a variety of cable networks including A&E, MTV, Viceland, and MSNBC. 

Gamble was an Executive Producer for Free Meek (Amazon), and Co-Executive Producer for The Swamp (HBO), This Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy (Amazon),  Living Undocumented (Netflix), and  Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E),  for which she won a 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series and a PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television. 

Over the last three years she has overseen more than 85 hours of programming for clients including Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Oxygen, History, and Showtime, including Active Shooter: America Under Fire, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2018 for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary. Her series include We’re Here (HBO), The Last Narc (Amazon), Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (A&E), Deadly Cults (Oxygen) and Cults and Extreme Belief (A&E). 

Erin Gamble
Matt Shanfield

Matt Shanfield

Executive Vice President of Development

Matt Shanfield is the EVP, 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. Under his tenure, Matt has shepherded IPC series such as Indian Matchmaking on Netflix, Injustice with Nancy Grace on Oxygen, America’s Most Musical Family and The Substitute on Nick, new seasons of Mind Field on YouTube as well as upcoming unannounced series on A&E, HBOMax, Hulu, TruTV, YouTube Premium, Netflix, E! and more.

Matt joined IPC after heading development for Asylum Entertainment where he developed and Executive Produced successful series such as To Rome For Love on Bravo, Speed Is The New Black on Velocity, In Ice Cold Blood on Oxygen, Big Chicken Shaq on Facebook Watch as well as other series and specials for Animal Planet, Discovery and Fox as well as a scripted feature for Ubisoft’s FarCry franchise.

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 Badon 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 produced on series 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.

Alecia Ashby

Vice President of Production

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

Ashby started working at IPC in 2016 as a Line Producer for 3 seasons of Mind Field (YouTube Premium) and Active Shooter: America Under Fire (Showtime), both of which earned her multiple Emmy nominations and a staff position at IPC. In this role, Ashby oversees production on multiple series, pilots, development steps, and digital projects for various networks. She also oversees several projects across the Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta offices.  
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.  She has worked closely with a wide range of US broadcast and cable networks including CBS, FOX, E!, VH1, Nickelodeon, Discovery, Showtime, YouTube Premium, A&E, CNBC, Oxygen, and Bravo.

Alecia Ashby
Matt Zien

Matt Zien

Vice President of Development & Creative Director

Matt Zien is the Vice President of Development & Creative Director for IPC. He is also the Head of Brand Development for Industrial Media.

As the first creative executive to join IPC and in his prior time as a development executive, Zien has developed series and features including Free Meek (Amazon), Active Shooter: America Under Fire (Showtime), The Swamp (HBO), This Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy (Amazon), Deadly Cults (Oxygen), Living Undocumented (Netflix),  Kingpin (History), Cults and Extreme Belief (A&E), Selena + Chef (HBOMax), Declassified: The Untold Stories of American Spies (CNN), and Youtube Originals’  upcoming documentary This Is Paris, and several unannounced projects currently in production at major networks and streamers. 

Prior to the launch of IPC, Zien was a development executive at All3Media America, and Studio Lambert. There, he worked on the development of dozens of projects including The Million Second Quiz (NBC) and True Life (MTV). Zien is a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. 

Tobey List

Vice President of Current Programming

Tobey List is the VP of Current Programming for the Intellectual Property Corporation. In this role, she oversees a variety of content, including Nickelodeon’s hit hidden-camera show The Substitute, the upcoming CNBC limited series Empires of New York, as well as YouTube Originals’ upcoming feature documentary This Is Paris. She also oversaw the National Geographic limited series 1989, among others.

Before joining IPC, Tobey served as Director of Current and Original Programming at Fullscreen and at Pivot, Participant Media’s cable channel, where she oversaw 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.

Tobey 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, 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.

Tobey received an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BA in both Journalism and French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Tobey List
Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Director of Development

Patrick is IPC’s Director of Development.
Patrick joined IPC in early 2016, just after the company’s launch. While with IPC, Patrick has spearheaded development on a range of development projects and pilots set up at Hulu, Apple, HBO MAX, E!, History, and Discovery, as well as IPC series for Netflix and Amazon. He also oversees the company’s scripted development, including the recently announced HBO series Dirty Thirty with executive producer Courtney Kemp.

Prior to IPC, Patrick worked in the motion picture department at CAA. He began his career working on-set for shows such as Dexter (Showtime) and Mad Men (AMC), as well as producing the independent feature film, Imagigary.

A Long Island native, Patrick graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. While at LMU, he directed The Toy Soldier, which won the Audience Choice Award at the SoCal Independent Film Festival.

Michelle Vonwald

Director of Post Production

As the Director of Post Production, Michelle oversees the post process for all IPC projects. Since joining IPC she has spearheaded post production for multiple shows, including the Emmy award-winning Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Kids Behind Bars for A&E, Living Undocumented for Netflix, and We’re Here for HBO.

In her 15+ years of experience, Michelle has managed post for live programming, scripted and unscripted series, as well as documentaries for various networks and streaming platforms including Amazon, HBO, IFC, NBC, Netflix and YouTube.

Michelle Vonwald
Spencer Wolf

Spencer Wolf

Director of Post Operations

Spencer Wolf has been working in Film and Television Post Production for well over two decades now. 

A native New Yorker, Spencer left NYU Film School in 1993 in order to produce and edit a feature documentary focusing on the early stages of gentrification in Portland, OR. At the same time, Spencer earned a BA in Communications at Lewis & Clark College. After the film aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting, Spencer was approached to relocate to Los Angeles to serve as a Producer/Editor on a public television series, “The Purple Cow,” which reported on the California Gubernatorial Recall election in 2003. 

Once in LA, Spencer gravitated towards Post Production, working as an Avid Engineer installing and supporting editing systems for top line features films (including La La Land, The Hunger Games trilogy, Birdman, Black Mass, 12 Years a Slave, and others) and television series (including House of Cards (Netflix), Veep (HBO), Criminal Minds (ABC), and True Detective (HBO)). Promoted to management as Director of Post Production at 3Ball Entertainment, Spencer then joined IPC in 2017 and is currently Director of Post Production. 

Spencer has been thrilled to help IPC navigate its exponential growth - from centralizing the company’s Los Angeles office, to being on the front lines of building facilities in Atlanta and NYC and synchronizing all locations to work in concert with one another.

Spencer lives in Van Nuys with his wife Lusy and their Bull Terrier Sweet Pea. In his (limited) spare time, Spencer composes and produces music for independent films, television projects, and podcasts. 

Ericka Janian

Production Manager

Ericka Janian is the Production Manager for the Intellectual Property Corporation.

As Production Manager, Janian's role involves working closely with department heads to oversee the budget and production of all development projects. In addition to IPC’s development slate, Janian has worked on IPC-produced series Active Shooter: America Under Fire (Showtime), Mind Field (YouTube Premium) and Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (A&E). 

Prior to joining IPC, Ericka worked both as a coordinator and associate producer on unscripted series such as The Real (FOX), Uncensored with Michael Ware (National  Geographic), The Voice (NBC), Something Borrowed, Something New (TLC) and Last Comic Standing (NBC). 

She is an alumnus of UC Santa Barbara, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Literature.

Ericka Janian
Jamie Renberg

Jamie Renberg

Manager of Current Programming

Jamie Renberg is the Manager of Current Programming for the Intellectual Property Corporation.

As manager, Jamie oversees various series, including Oxygen’s Deadly Cults, YouTube’s Mind Field, and one of Snapchat’s first original series, Vivian. Additionally, she also oversees IPC’s cooking projects at Yummly and Eko.

Before joining IPC, Jamie worked as a freelance producer on programs such as The Price of Duty, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and Face Off. She also worked as an Audience Development Associate at SagaCity Media in Portland, Oregon.

Jamie received a BA in Broadcast News and Production from Washington State University.

Amy Chew

Lead Production Accountant

Amy Chew is the Lead Production Accountant at the Intellectual Property Coproration.

Amy began working as an Administrative Assistant at TalentWorks, she was then hired by Harry Gold, President, as his Executive Assistant. TalentWorks represented clients from William Shatner, Leah Remini, and Zac Efron to name a few.

TalentWorks client Kevin Chapman hired Amy as a Production Coordinator on the film Lonely Street, starring Jay Mohr & Joe Mantegna. Producer Jackie George took Amy under her wing on the film The Pardon starring Jamie King, John Hawkes and Jason Lewis as a Production Coordinator. Shortly thereafter Amy was hired as a Production Supervisor on the film Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega.

It was at this time Amy moved into Production Accounting and handled all Post Accounting for the run of the film. She was also hired as Lead Accountant on the films Electrick Children & Frankie Go Boom, moving into Reality Television as an Assistant Production Accountant at 495 Productions and advanced to Lead Production Accountant. While working at 495 she worked on shows such as Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Floribama Shore, and Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party.

It was during this time that Amy was approached by Andy Olymbiou and asked her to join the IPC team as a Lead Production Accountant. Amy has been at IPC since 2018, working on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, The Substitute as well as other IPC shows.

Amy Chew
Jimmy Guido

Jimmy Guido

Coordinator of Development

Jimmy Guido is the Coordinator of Development at IPC. Jimmy started at IPC in 2018 and has worked closely on several projects, including Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath and Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (both on A&E).

Jimmy previously worked in the non-scripted television at WME, where he worked with a multitude of production companies and A-list talent. Jimmy is a graduate of USC.

Kerry Klimpel

Coordinator of Current Programming

Kerry Klimpel is the Coordinator of Current Programming at IPC. Kerry started in February of 2019, and supports Leah Hariton and Erin Gamble, the Co-Heads of Current Programing. 

She previously worked in the Business Affairs and Legal department at New Regency Productions.  Kerry is a graduate of Boston University.

Kerry Klimpel
Laura Conway

Laura Conway

Coordinator of Post Operations

Laura Conway is the Coordinator of Post Operations for The Intellectual Property Corporation. 

In her role, Laura assists the Post Production team in day-to-day coordination, logistics, tracking and management of operational activities of IPC’s projects.  

Prior to joining IPC, Laura worked as a Location Manager at The Idea LA Studios. 

Alexis Morrell

Archival and Clearance Supervisor

Alexis Morrell is the Archival and Clearance Supervisor at IPC. She has been the Archival and Clearance Producer on a number of IPC productions including This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy, Free Meek, Mind Field Fear Special, and Almost Ready.

Previous to her tenure at IPC, Alexis produced in both the narrative and documentary worlds including the Seed&Spark New Voice Rally Award winning The Fob and I, Letters From Alcatraz, and the 2015 Student Academy Award winning documentary short Looking At The Stars.

She also has worked at E!, NBC Universal, Fields Entertainment and Funny Or Die on shows like Chelsea Lately, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Billy On The Street. She then dove into the world of research and archival producing at truTV, Apple, and Tremolo Films the projects The Carbonaro Effect, A Letter To X, and They'll Love Me When I'm Dead.

Alexis holds a B.A. in Communications (and two NCAA Women's Lacrosse trophies) from Salisbury University, as well as an M.F.A. in film from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. 

Alexis Morrell
Danielle Vernon

Dani Vernon

Development Assistant

Dani Vernon is the Development Assistant at IPC. Dani started in July of 2019, and supports Matt Shanfield, in both administrative and creative capacities. Prior to IPC, she worked in the Guest Relations department at Paramount Pictures as a Studio Page. She has freelanced on projects including The Screen Actors Guild Awards (TNT/TBS), Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix), RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) and Card Sharks (ABC).

For fun in her spare time, she enjoys taking landscape and portrait photography. Dani was born and raised in Long Island and a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.

Clifton Armstrong

Development Editor

Clif Armstrong joined IPC as a lead assistant editor to help develop and implement project workflows for many of IPC’s (or IM) award-winning shows.

Now with over 12 years of industry experience, he brings with him a wealth of technical knowledge and storytelling skills when it comes to editing trailers, sizzles, and presentations as a key member of IPC’s development team. 

Clif Armstrong

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