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Charli D’Amelio & Family Sign Up For Hulu Reality Series ‘The D’Amelio Show’
Move over Kardashians… Charli D’Amelio, who has more than 100 million followers on TikTok, and her family have got their own reality show. Hulu has ordered The D’Amelio Show, an eight-part series from IPC that follows the family, which has a combined social media footprint of over 250M followers.
Read more via — Deadline — Buzzfeed — The Hollywood Reporter — The LA Times — Variety – ETOnline
New Netflix Docuseries Recalls Hunt for Night Stalker Serial Killer on January 13th
The upcoming Netflix and IPC series Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer gives viewers a front-row seat to Richard Ramirez’ terrifying 1980s killing spree.
Set against the hazy backdrop of 1980s Los Angeles, the four-part series tells the story of one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history from the perspective of the two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives who hunted him down — as well as some of the victims who managed to escape his wrath.
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer premieres on Jan. 13th, 2020.
Read more and watch the trailer via — PEOPLE — Decidr — Rolling Stone
“We’re Here” Nominated For Best Episodic Series in 2020 IDA Documentary Awards
HBO’s We’re Here has been nominated For Best Episodic Series in the 2021 IDA Documentary Awards. Other nominees in the category include Cheer (Netflix), Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America (AMC), Last Chance U (Netflix), Seven Planets, and One World (BBC America).
The ceremony will be broadcast virtually on January 21, 2020.
Read more via – Deadline
Selena Gomez Serves Delicious Snippet of ‘Selena + Chef’ Thanksgiving Special
Selena Gomez’s kitchen duties are far from over this holiday season. The pop superstar will release a Thanksgiving special of her HBO Max cooking series Selena + Chef on Thursday.
The “Selena + Aarti: Friendsgiving” holiday episode announcement came as a surprise to fans, who finished watching the season finale of Selena + Chef three months ago, in late August. But the Rare singer is back in her kitchen and ready to cook a turkey for the very first time with the virtual help of Indian chef and Food Network star Aarti Sequeira just one week before the real Turkey Day, Nov. 26.
Read more via Billboard
‘Empires Of New York’ Trailer: From Gotti To Trump, CNBC Explores Real-Life Gordon Gekkos Of The 1980s
Forbes Entertainment can exclusively reveal the official trailer for the docuseries, which explores the almost inconceivable excess and avarice of the 1980s, as seen through the meteoric careers of five key people: “arbitrage king” of Wall Street Ivan Boesky; queen of New York real estate Leona Helmsley; audacious U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani; powerful organized crime boss John Gotti; and, of course, the media-savvy business tycoon Donald J. Trump. All of them would eventually fall from grace and…oh yeah, one even became President of the United States.
Empires of New York is appropriately narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti, who plays U.S. Attorney Chuck Roades on Showtime’s Billions. The character detests wealthy individuals (like Damian Lewis’s hedge fund manager Bobby Axelord, for instance) who use their money to avoid financial-related justice.
Read more and watch the trailer via – Forbes
Nickelodeon’s “The Substitute” Returns With All-New Surprises for Season Two of the Hit Prank Series
Nickelodeon is preparing the ultimate Halloween surprise for kids with the season two premiere of its hit hidden-camera prank series, The Substitute. Joining the series as host is Mexican social media sensation Juanpa Zurita, who will help undercover celebrities pull off a day of ridiculous mayhem as the substitutes for unsuspecting kids.
In the season two premiere of The Substitute, actress, recording artist and author Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” (Zombies 2) goes undercover at a haunted house to pull off ghoulishly wacky pranks on kids visiting with the Q Youth Foundation. Using a full costume and prosthetics to hide her identity, Martin is transformed into three completely unrecognizable characters, pranking students as an apothecary shop owner who is often suspected of being a witch, a field trip volunteer and full-time ghost hunter who is desperate to finally prove their existence and a haunted house employee whose biggest adversary is a scarecrow.
Read the full press release at The Futon Critic
TruTV Orders ‘Top Secret Videos’ From ‘We’re Here’ Producer IPC
TruTV has ordered America’s Funniest Home Videos-style series Top Secret Videos. The Big Bang Theory’s Brian Posehn and Veep’s Matt Walsh are among the stars of TruTV’s latest non-scripted entertainment series. The show will feature embarrassing, ridiculous, and bizarre behavior caught on camera with a group of “NSA interns” dissecting it. In addition to Posehn and Walsh, this group includes Trolls’ Ron Funches and The Tonight Show’s Ali Kolbert. Top Secret Videos will launch on October 29.
Read more via – Deadline
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath wins Emmy for Final Season
Leah Remini’s A&E doc series, Scientology and the Aftermath, collected its second Emmy win tonight for its third and final season, with the EP and star expressing gratitude for the show’s recognition in its final year.
Handed out as part of the first night of a series of five Creative Arts Emmys livestreams, Remini was limited to a 30- second slot to deliver her speech, prerecorded before she knew whether she had won. “On behalf of my co-ep Mike Rinder, IPC, Amy, our brave contributors, we thank you the voting academy for honoring us with a second Emmy,” she said. “It is especially touching to receive it in our final season. It’s been a painful but meaningful ride.”
Read more via – Deadline
This Is Paris Press Coverage
This Is Paris garners more than 800 press stories around the world. Paris Hilton has done nearly 60 top-tier broadcast, print, online, podcast and radio interviews in support of this documentary globally. This includes:
The New York Times: Who Is Paris Hilton, Really?
Vanity Fair: Paris Hilton on Finally Finding Her Voice, Figuratively and Literally
Fortune: Paris Hilton was the original influencer. Now a new documentary lets viewers see past the facade
Variety: Paris Hilton Aims to Redefine Her Brand by Sharing Childhood Trauma in ‘This Is Paris’ Documentary
PEOPLE: Paris Hilton Opens Up About the Secret Terrifying Abuse She Suffered as a Teen
WSJ Magazine: Paris Hilton on Her Biggest Necessity
InStyle: Paris Hilton Is Kind of Over “Paris Hilton”
The Hollywood Reporter: Paris Hilton Is In On the Joke in Revealing Documentary ‘This Is Paris’
AVClub: Paris Hilton says making the This Is Paris documentary was like therapy
Psychology Today: What Parents Can Learn From the Paris Hilton Documentary
The New York Observor: Paris Hilton Goes to War With the Multi-Billion Dollar Troubled Teen Industry
Selena Gomez’s ‘Selena + Chef’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO Max
Come and get it — Selena Gomez’s “Selena + Chef” is returning for a second season on HBO Max.
The upcoming season will feature more all-star chefs who will guide Gomez — remotely, via video conference — through new recipes and cooking techniques. Each episode highlights a different food-related charity.
Read more via: Variety — Deadline — Decider — The Wrap
Selena+Chef Review Roundup
Selena+Chef recieved glowing reviews from a number of outlets. Click to read full coverage from:
Variety: Selena + Chef’ Is an Intriguing Document of Celebrity at Human Scale
Salon: “Selena + Chef,” however, is about the very likable Selena Gomez receiving cooking lessons from world-class chefs
Fast Company: Selena Gomez’s ‘Selena + Chef’ is the quarantine comedy you’ve been dying for
Eater: In Quarantine Cooking Show ‘Selena + Chef,’ Selena Gomez Is Fryin’, Fryin’, Fryin’
Living Undocumented Nominated for 2020 News & Documentary Emmy
IPC’s Netflix series, Living Undocumented, has been nominated for a 2020 News & Documentary Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Editing: Documentary.”
The awards will be presented in two individual ceremonies:
News Categories – Monday, September 21 , 2020 at 8 p.m. EDT and Documentary Categories – Tuesday, September 22 , 2020 at 8 p.m. EDT
Each ceremony will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at watch.theemmys.tv
For the complete list of nominations and more information, visit TheEmmys.TV
The Swamp – Review Roundup
“The Swamp” is full of insights and tasty details about how the culture of Washington operates.” – Variety
“You’ll learn more about how Congress works (insomuch as it doesn’t).” – Decider
“An unctuous surprise to HBO’s typical documentary viewer” – The Washington Post
“Gaetz’s status as a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a mid-priced suit that clearly transfixes the filmmakers.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Like its subjects, D.C. corruption doc The Swamp both fascinates and frustrates.” – AV Club
Read more via – The Hollywood Reporter – Variety – Decider – The Washington Post – AV Club
‘Selena + Chef’: Selena Gomez and Aaron Saidman Detail “Very Odd” Process Of Filming HBO Max Cooking Show While Under Lockdown
Selena Gomez busts out her cooking chops in the new HBO Max series Selena + Chef. From perfecting French omelettes to undercooking cheese soufflés, the singer said that testing her culinary skills helped get her out of the quarantine rut.
“I was definitely getting down and a lot is going on,” the singer said during HBO’s TCA session on Wednesday. “[The show] was an opportunity to make something that could make people smile.”
Crew members, who were regularly tested for the virus, received temperature checks upon arrival and wore face coverings at all times; did not come in contact with Gomez and those who quarantined with the singer, Saidman said. Instead, they operated remote cameras, rigged in the singer’s living room and kitchen, from outside.
Read more via – Deadline
IPC Recieves Two Primetime Emmy Nominations, for We’re Here and Scientology and the Aftermath
HBO’s We’re Here and A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath have been nominated for 2020 Emmys.
We’re Here is nominated in the category of Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, and Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath is nominated for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special.
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2020.
The Last Narc premieres on Amazon Prime Video
From director TIller Russell, the series follows former cartel insiders divulging 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.
Read reviews and exclusive interviews with the filmmaker via – The Independent – Collider – The New York Post
People: Paris Hilton to Get Candid About Her Childhood in YouTube Documentary: This Is Paris
Paris Hilton’s upcoming documentary will unveil a new side of the heiress and reality TV icon.
The YouTube Originals documentary This Is Paris dives into the life of the star, whose great-grandfather Conrad Hilton founded Hilton Hotels. In PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek, Hilton prepares to discuss the mental abuse that she underwent as a teenager at boarding school in Utah.
This Is Paris premieres September 14th on YouTube Originals.
Read more via – People
HBO Releases Trailer for The Swamp
In the exclusive premiere of the documentary’s trailer, Republican reps. Gaetz, Thomas Massie, and Ken Buck detail the inner workings of Washington—and answer awkward questions about Donald Trump.
Read more via – Vanity Fair
Indian Matchmaking Reviews
“Indian Matchmaking” has recieved a number of glowing reviews from major outlets.
“An Intimate Look At Arranged Marriage In The Modern Era” – Refinery 29
“The series makes relatable a much-misunderstood practice that’s been forced to contend with shifting gender roles, modernizing criteria for matches and stiff competition from the romance of “love marriage.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Prepare to fall in love with Indian Matchmaking” – Entertainment Weekly
“Undeniably Appealing” – Salon
“Indian Matchmaking is a delight. It opens up a glimpse into a world that a lot of us only know by its worst aspects.” – Deadline Hollywood Daily
Read more via – Entertainment Weekly – The Hollywood Reporter – Refinery29 – Salon – Deadline Hollywood Daily
Netflix Orders Unscripted Indian Matchmaking Series From IPC
“Indian Matchmaking,” which will debut on July 16, centers around couples paired by an elite Indian matchmaker. The series 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.
The hourlong series has been given an eight-episode order, and hails from IPC Television. J.C. Begley will serve as show runner executive producer with Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman and Smriti Mundhra.
Read more via – Variety
Deadline Interviews “We’re Here” Director Peter LoGreco On Making the Hit Series
Deadline spoke to Peter LoGreco about producing the series, the creative process, and innovating the finale after the COVID-19 shutdown.
Read the full interview via – Deadline
HBO Renews “We’re Here” For Second Season
HBO has renewed the unscripted series which stars “RuPaul Drag’s Race” stars Shangela, Eureka O’Hara and Bob the Drag Queen for a second season.
News of the renewal was announced by Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president of HBO Programming.
“We’re Here resonates in ways we had hoped for but couldn’t really have anticipated,” said Rosenstein. “The stories of our small-town drag daughters created an incredibly positive communal experience. We can’t wait for Bob, Shangela and Eureka to continue their journey helping others find their voice.”
Read more via – Deadline – Variety – The Wrap
RealTalk: Lifetime, Content Group, IPC execs on the outlook for unscripted
Realscreen presents the first edition of its RealTalk Video Roundtable series, examining what the prognosis is for unscripted entertainment in the months and years ahead, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosted by Realscreen editor and content director Barry Walsh, this edition of RealTalk features Jodi Flynn, president of The Content Group; Gena McCarthy, EVP and head of programming for Lifetime unscripted, and head of programming for FYI; and Aaron Saidman, president of Industrial Media and president and co-founder of The Intellectual Property Corporation.
Read more via – Realscreen
Selena Gomez to Host Cooking Series for HBOMax
Selena Gomez is heading to the kitchen with a quarantine-themed cooking show for HBO Max. The WarnerMedia streaming service has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the IPC series starring and executive produced by Gomez via her July Moon Productions. Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman also executive produce for Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation. It’s slated to premiere this summer.
Read more via – Deadline – The Hollywood Reporter – Variety – LA Times – Teen Vogue
We’re Here – Press Coverage Roundup
A number of outlets reviewed IPC’s upcoming series We’re Here, premiering April 23 on HBO. Click the below links to read the articles.
THE QUEER REVIEW – 5/5 Stars
“TV Review: We’re Here” – James Kleinmann
“Bob The Drag Queen Talks New HBO Show and Life in Quarantine”- Jeffrey Masters
ASBURY PARK PRESS
“Shangela teaches America drag power: ‘Heads will turn and hopefully hearts will open’”- Alex Biese
“Spring TV 2020: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows”
“What to Watch: A drag queen invasion, celebrities in heels and a party boy confronts his family” By David Reddish
“Shangela, Bob, Eureka make over America in exclusive We’re Here preview”- Joey Nolfi
“#DragRace and @HBO’s #WereHere star @itsSHANGELA shares what she’s watching while at home”
‘The Last Narc’: Amazon Prime Video Cartel Docuseries Drops First Photos, Sets Release Date
Amazon Prime is taking a different route, looking at an element touched on during the first season of “Narcos: Mexico” and telling the true story. “The Last Narc” is a four-part docuseries examining in detail the 1985 kidnap and murder of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Camarena was played by Michael Peña on “Narcos: Mexico.”
From the Amazon synopsis: “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.”
“The Last Narc” streams May 15 exclusively on Amazon.
Read more via IndieWire
AVClub: “We’re Here charms with personality, stage presence, and a little small town magic”
In a glowing review, AVClub says We’re Here is “a celebration of performance as self-expression, and that brings with it questions the series only intermittently engages with. The opportunity to perform in an HBO-produced series with world-famous drag queens is a significant thing.” The review also points out the timeliness of the series, “What HBO couldn’t have counted on is how timely the series feels. With much of the world social distancing due to COVID-19, the importance of the arts to connect and bring people together has been underscored, as has the power of live performance. Many viewers are aching for communal experiences and watching not only the locals perform, but their friends and families experience that performance hits in a different way now than it would have a year ago.”
Read the full review via AVClub
Refinery29 Recommends IPC’s Operation Odessa to Tiger King Fans
From the article:
Why It’ll Curb Your Tiger King Cravings:
This true crime documentary follows a Russian mobster, Miami playboy, and Cuban spy whose mission is to join forces and sell a nuclear submarine to a major Colombian drug lord. Operation Odessa (which originally appeared on Showtime) isn’t just a documentary about insanely illegal dealings — it’s about three mobsters who have chosen to come forward and tell their stories.
Read more via Refinery29
The New York Times Features We’re Here as one of the Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch in April
On this tear-jerker, three of the most charismatic queens from the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise — Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela and Eureka — travel the country transforming small-town residents into drag queens for one-off performances of their own. “We’re Here” owes a big debt to both “Drag Race” and “Queer Eye,” and at times it can feel like it’s working hard to show bigoted locals interacting with the queens. But the transformee’s personal stories of discrimination, loneliness and empowerment are genuinely moving, and the producers don’t shy away from exploring the complexity of being queer in America.
We’re Here begins streaming April 23.
Read the article via NYTimes
Realscreen Global 100 Features IPC
Realscreen’s r 14th Global 100 listing, compiled once again with input from the international non-fiction content community, serves as both an overview of the range of non-fiction and unscripted programming resonating with audiences worldwide and readers as the cream of the production crop.
Read the list via Realscreen
HBO Drops Teaser for We’re Here, Announces Series To Premiere April 23, 2020
A trio of drag queens — including RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka — hit the streets of America in the first teaser trailer for the upcoming HBO reality series (below), which follows the group as they make over small-town residents for a one-night-only drag performance.
In addition to appearing in the show, Shangela, Bob, and Eureka will serve as consulting producers alongside executive producers Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram, director and executive producer Peter LoGreco, and executive producers Eli Holzman & Aaron Saidman.
Read more and watch the teaser via Entertainment Weekly — YouTube
Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole Wins 2020 Realscreen Award
IPC’s critically acclaimed A&E series won a 2020 Realscreen Award in the category of Crime and Investigation. Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole was honored at the Realscreen Ceremony in New Orleans.
Read more via Realscreen
Peter LoGreco Inks Overall Deal With The Intellectual Property Corporation
Documentarian Peter LoGreco has signed an overall deal with the Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC).
LoGreco is a documentary showrunner, director, and producer. Under the deal, he will collaborate with IPC’s CEO, Eli Holzman, and president, Aaron Saidman, to develop original series and showrun series for IPC.
LoGreco previously served as showrunner and director for the pilot of the company’s new HBO series “We’re Here,” which he is now overseeing as production begins on the first season. IPC and LoGreco’s have also previously partnered on the first season of A&E’s documentary series, “Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole.”
Read more via Variety
Winter TCA Press Tour: Paris Hilton Opens Up About YouTube Doc ‘This Is Paris’
Paris Hilton opens up about her life in IPC’s YouTube Originals feature doc This Is Paris – a far cry from the “character” that the hotel heiress has been playing for over 15 years in shows such as The Simple Life. Hilton was at the Winter TCA press tour to discuss the film with Producer Aaron Saidman and Director Alexandra Dean.
The announcement garnered curiosity and excitement from a variety of outlets, including press from:
Deadline — The Hollywood Reporter – The Wrap – Bustle – Billboard