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Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz sit down with Jimmy Fox for “Unscripted and Unprepared”

Emmy Award-winning producing duo Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, co-founders of newly-minted unscripted prodco Alfred Street Industries, join Jimmy Fox for the latest edition of the Unscripted and Unprepared podcast, presented in partnership with Realscreen. Recorded in ...
February 26, 2020

Emmy Award-winning producing duo Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, co-founders of newly-minted unscripted prodco Alfred Street Industries, join Jimmy Fox for the latest edition of the Unscripted and Unprepared podcast, presented in partnership with Realscreen.

Recorded in front of a live audience at the 2020 Realscreen Summit in New Orleans, the episode features Realscreen Hall of Fame inductees Cutforth and Lipsitz as they discuss the history of their production partnership and the early days of Magical Elves, as well as stories of how seminal non-scripted series such as Top Chef, Project Runway and recent hit series Sugar Rush and Nailed It! came to be.

Lipsitz and Cutforth also shed light on their latest production venture, Alfred Street Industries, named for the West Hollywood street where their first production company, Magical Elves, was born. In just its first several months, Alfred Street has secured series greenlights from Quibi — including the upcoming Chrissy’s Court featuring Chrissy Teigen — and Amazon and Netflix, among others.

Cutforth and Lipsitz also continue to produce National Geographic’s Brain Games and Bravo’s Project Runway under the Alfred Street Industries banner.

The new episode is now available via iTunesStitcher, PodBean and Spotify, among other outlets.

Past episodes of Unscripted and Unprepared, a series of conversations with the most influential players in the unscripted television industry, have featured Howard T. Owens, Arthur SmithBrent MontgomeryNancy GlassJonathan MurrayCori AbrahamThom Beers, World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, former Epix unscripted head Rachel Brill, History’s Eli Lehrer, Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman, ID’s Jane Latman, TLC’s Jason Sarlanis, ITV America’s David Eilenberg, and Showtime’s Vinnie Malhotra, among many others.

Jimmy Fox’s production credits with Main Event Media include CNN’s United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell and Amazon’s Inside Jokes.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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