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Three things you didn’t know about…

The Magical Elves have a string of popular hits under their magical belts, including Project Runway and Top Chef. Founders Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz gave realscreen some of their time at NATPE to offer up some little known facts about them, although Cutforth maintained this task would be easy considering nobody knows anything about him anyway.
February 18, 2009

The Magical Elves have a string of popular hits under their magical belt, including Project Runway and Top Chef. Founders Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz gave realscreen some of their time at NATPE to offer up some little known facts about them, although Cutforth maintained this task would be easy considering nobody knows anything about him anyway. Read on…

Dan Cutforth:

1. I wrote a musical for a children’s camp which was performed twice.

2. I have a phobia of koi fish.

3. As a school boy, I was a chorister.

Jane Lipsitz:

1. I used to manage a rock band, Gimme the Gun, based in Hoboken.

2. I was a gymnast from age five and the team I was on was number one in the city.

3. I think I have ESP.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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