Reality Producers Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth Launch New Company

Variety | 5/30/2019 | Will Thorne
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Less than three months after exiting their Magical Elves banner, “Top Chef” and “Project Runway” producers Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth are setting up shop once again.

The longtime business partners have launched new media and content company Alfred Street Industries, named for the house on the West Hollywood street where Magical Elves was formed.

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Alfred Street is already producing National Geographic’s recently rebooted “Brain Games,” hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, with other series and projects across multiple networks and platforms set to go into production in 2019.

Joining the venture is veteran producer and executive Dan Volpe, who will serve as senior vice president of content and production. Volpe has worked previously with the duo on “Top Chef” and “Project Greenlight.”

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Cutforth and Lipsitz exited Magical Elves, which they co-founded in 2001, in February, after it was acquired in 2014 by British production group Tinopolis. They launched “Runway” in 2004, and both continue to executive produce as it enters the casting process for season 18.

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