Eli Holzman is the founder and CEO of The Intellectual Property Corporation. IPC launched in January 2016 and its inaugural series, A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, was the highest rated cable premier of 2016. IPC has a diverse slate of series, pilots and projects in the works across broadcast, cable and the major streaming services. The Hollywood Reporter recently listed Holzman and his partner, Aaron Saidman, among Reality Television's “top 10 power players of 2017.”
Holzman began his career in feature film at Miramax in 1996. At Miramax he co-founded the company’s television department, helped to create the documentary series Project Greenlight and created the multi-Emmy nominated hit Project Runway in addition to producing a wide array of scripted series, movies and minis for the studio.
Holzman left Miramax in 2005 to oversee television for Ashton Kutcher's 20th Century Fox-based Katalyst Films where he developed the CW series Beauty & the Geek and successfully launched the company's inaugural slate in scripted television. As an independent producer Holzman set up, created and/or produced scripted and reality pilots and series for both network and cable as well as a Paramount motion picture.
In September 2008, Holzman founded the US arm of British production company, Studio Lambert, where he launched and Executive Produced Undercover Boss, the #1 new show of the 2009-10 season and the highest rated reality premiere of all time. Following its 2013 acquisition, Studio Lambert USA changed its name to All3Media America with Holzman serving as president of the super indie’s US operations. At All3Media America, Holzman executive produced dozens of non-scripted projects across all major networks and cable outlets and oversaw the launch of All3’s US scripted business, developing and setting up several projects across network and cable. In 2014 Holzman produced the feature documentary, The Seven Five, which was released theatrically worldwide and is being adapted as a Sony Pictures and Annapurna feature film with Holzman producing. Outside of television, Holzman is a founding and managing partner of The Meatball Shop a restaurant concept with seven locations in New York City. Holzman has been nominated for the Emmy Award 11 times and nominated for the Producers Guild Award 3 times. He and his colleagues won back-to-back Outstanding Reality Program Emmys for Undercover Boss in 2012 and 2013.