News & Announcements.
Scientology and the Aftermath is A&E’s is Highest Rated Original Series Launch in Two Years
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.
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Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath to Premiere Tonight at 10/9c on A&E
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
Holzman, Saidman discuss Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath with Realscreen
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.
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IPC-Produced True Life: We Are Transitioning Airs This Week in Honor of Transgender Awareness Week
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.
The Intellectual Property Corporation Launches IPC/m, Lead by Kaity Vowels
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.
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First Trailer for Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Wows Press
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
Excitement, Curiosity Follow First Announcements of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
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
Eight-Episode IPC Series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath will Premiere Tuesday, November 29th at 10pm on A&E
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.
IPC’s True Life Episodes Receive Airdates
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-produced True Life Episodes to Air this Fall 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.
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IPC’s Leah Remini Series Will Pull Back the Curtain on Scientology
Eli Holzman named chairman of PactUS
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.
IM Global Television Enters Output Deal with IPC
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.
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Distributor IM Global signs first unscripted deal
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).
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Realscreen: “Eli Holzman unveils IPC“
Former Studio Lambert and All3Media America president Eli Holzman has launched an independent production company with his long-time producing partner Aaron Saidman.
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C21 Media: “Holzman, Undercover Bosses launch indie“
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).
Television Business International: “Ex-All3 America boss launches indie“
Holzman will lead The Intellectual Property Corporation with long-time producing partner Aaron Saidman.
IPC Launch Announcement on Deadline
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.”
The Guardian names The Seven Five one of the “50 Best Films of 2015“
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.
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