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Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz to be honored at fourth annual “Let’s Get Real” event

Emmy-winning producers and business partners Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, founders of documentary and unscripted Los Angeles production house Magical Elves, will be honored for their professional and philanthropic leadership at ...
May 10, 2019

Emmy-winning producers and business partners Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, founders of documentary and unscripted Los Angeles production house Magical Elves, will be honored for their professional and philanthropic leadership at the fourth annual “Let’s Get Real” event, held to benefit the Saban Community Clinic in LA.

The annual celebration helps raise funds to support the Saban Community Clinic’s healthcare services, which provide medical, dental and behavioral services available to the low-income and uninsured men, women and children of Los Angeles. This year’s event will also place a spotlight on Saban Kids, the clinic’s newest pediatric program focused specifically on Los Angeles’ youngest and most vulnerable residents.

The event, co-chaired by Hayden K. Meyer, APA partner and head and SVP of alternative and factual programming; David Eilenberg, ITV America’s chief creative officer; Jimmy Fox, Main Event Media president; and Marc Kamler, APA partner and VP of alternative and factual, takes place June 4 at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.

Past honorees have included Cris Abrego, Thom Beers and Jonathan Koch.

Cutforth and Lipsitz founded Magical Elves in 2001 and, under that production banner, have been responsible for creating such award-winning series and franchises as Top Chef and Project Runway for Bravo, Nailed It and Sugar Rush for Netflix, Braxton Family Values for WE tv and Cold Justice for Oxygen, among others.

The pair announced in February that they would be departing Magical Elves to return to their roots as independent producers. Both Cutforth and Lipsitz will continue to work closely with parent company Tinopolis Group on a coordinated transition to ensure optimal care of all Magical Elves shows.

“We’re extremely proud to honor Dan and Jane, for their continued support of the Clinic and being champions of the patients Saban Community Clinic serves. Dan and Jane understand the importance of the Clinic in the community for those experiencing healthcare hardships in Los Angeles,” said co-chair David Eilenberg in a statement.

“It is an honor to be part of connecting our industry to the heroic work of Saban Community Clinic, and especially to be associated with the launch of Saban Kids,” added Cutforth and Lipsitz. “As parents, we understand what a true gift it is to have health care for your children and we’re eager to do whatever we can to help families in need of that critical access. We’re thrilled to be a part of ‘Let’s Get Real’ and extend our heartfelt thanks to our co-chairs, the amazing staff at the Clinic, and everyone supporting this important event.”

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