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MAGICAL ELVES RETURNS TO PRODUCE THE REBOOT OF BRAVO 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.

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Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network has a diverse slate of original programming that includes scripted series "Imposters," "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," and the recently announced anthology series "Dirty John," along with unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning "Top Chef," "Vanderpump Rules," "Below Deck," "Southern Charm" and the popular "Million Dollar Listing" and "The Real Housewives" franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

 

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