MAGICAL ELVES RETURNS TO PRODUCE THE REBOOT OFBRAVO MEDIA’S “PROJECT RUNWAY”
Award Winning Production Company Produced the First Five Seasons of the Groundbreaking Competition Series on Bravo
New York, NY – June 8, 2018 – Magical Elves, the production company behind Bravo Media’s Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef,” has been tapped to return as the producers of Bravo’s “Project Runway,” it was announced today by Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo. Magical Elves produced the first five groundbreaking seasons of “Project Runway” on Bravo. Pre-production has already begun and the series will premiere in 2019.
“’Project Runway’ has truly come full circle with the Magical Elves on board,” said Levine, “Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth have been incredible producing partners with us through the years on multiple fronts. We blazed a trail with the first seasons of ‘Project Runway’ on Bravo, and now look forward to beginning the next evolution of the franchise with the team that was so instrumental in developing the format.”
“We could not be more thrilled to return as the producers of Project Runway,” says Dan Cutforth, Co-Founder, Magical Elves, “We built the series from the ground up with Bravo and it is part of the DNA of our company.”
“Dan and I have always loved ‘Runway’ so much and we can’t wait to return to it with a renewed creative energy,”says Jane Lipsitz, Co-Founder, Magical Elves, “We are really excited to reflect some of the incredible changes that have happened in the fashion world since we last produced the series.”
It was recently announced that “Project Runway,” was coming back to its original home on Bravo during the NBCUniversal Upfront on May 14. Bravo launched “Project Runway” in 2004 where it continued airing through 2008, and now returns for Season 17. The show joins Bravo’s diverse slate of programming and its expansion of seven nights a week of original series in primetime. (Bravo)