California-based television production unit The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) has bolstered its creative team following its recent acquisition by Industrial Media this past August.
Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman, who moved into the roles of CEO and president at Industrial Media, respectively, in that August acquisition, will remain involved in IPC’s operations while also leading the daily activities of its new parent company.
The pair will collectively oversee Industrial’s interest in ABC’s American Idol; Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance franchise, and Industrial’s partner companies Sharp Entertainment (TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé) and B-17 Entertainment (Facebook Watch’s Confetti).
Leah Hariton (pictured) and Erin Gamble will join the Van Nuys, California prodco serving respectively as executive vice president and senior vice president of IPC’s current programming department. The duo will oversee a range of projects including A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath, currently in production on its third season; National Geographic’s 1989: The Year That Made the Modern World; Amazon Prime’s #FreeMeek, about hip-hop star Meek Mills’ battle with the Philadelphia criminal justice system; amongst other projects.
Elsewhere, Matt Shanfield boards the company as SVP of development, shepherding the company’s slate of development projects and overall sales strategy.
IPC has made a raft of further promotions and hires in addition to Hariton, Gamble, and Shanfield.
They include Tobey List, who has been appointed VP of current programming; Matt Zien, who’s been elevated to VP of development; Hoo In Kim, who joins as director of current programming; Alecia Ashby, boarding as director of production; Steve Erdman, upped to director of development; Matt Horowitz, joining the company as manager of development; and Jeff Altrock joined as in-house executive producer.
Jamie Renberg, meanwhile, comes aboard as coordinator of current programming, and Patrick Murphy has been promoted to coordinator of development.