Co-Founder and President
Aaron Saidman is the Co-Founder and President of The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) and the Co-President of Sony Pictures Television Nonfiction.
Saidman joined Sony Nonfiction following Sony’s acquisition of Industrial Media, the production group comprised of 19 Entertainment & 19 Recordings, Sharp Entertainment, B17 Entertainment, Trilogy Films, This Machine Filmworks, Maxine, Yes Like The River, and IPC. In his Sony capacity, Saidman is an Executive Producer of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as on the documentary feature The Disappearance of Shere Hite, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by IFC Films and Sapan Studios. He also oversees Shark Tank.
As President of IPC, Saidman has created and/or produced a number of successful and award-winning shows, including Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Indian Matchmaking, We’re Here, Night Stalker, Selena + Chef, The Curse of Von Dutch, Secrets of Playboy, RapCaviar Presents, Death In The Dorms, Active Shooter, 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 eleven occasions, and its recipient twice. He was honored earlier this year with a Peabody Award for his work on We’re Here. He has also been the recipient of Producers Guild of America and Television Critics Association awards. From 2018-2022, he served on the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association (IDA), and continues to passionately champion the importance of independent nonfiction storytelling.