Busy Magical Elves Headed to Banff for Keynote

6:00 AM PST 05/02/2011 by Etan Vlessing
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Reality TV gurus Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth to deliver address in Banff after "Top Chef" and "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" success.

TORONTO – Reality TV gurus Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth of busy, busy Magical Elves are to jointly give the non-fiction keynote speech at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival, organizers said Monday.

The producing team behind Justin Bieber: Never Say Never will discuss their craft in Banff as they roll out reality series like America’s Next Great Restaurant and Fashion Star for NBC, new seasons of the Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Top Chef: Just Desserts and Work of Art: The Next Great Artist for Bravo, and Braxton Family Values for WeTV.

Lipsitz and Cutforth are also at work on a sophomore season of The Real L Word for Showtime.

"Despite the tremendous number of series out there, Magical Elves has consistently set itself apart, wowing critics and audiences alike with unique, intelligent, and compelling shows that are redefining the genre,” Ferne Cohen, executive director of the Banff festival, said as she unveiled Lipsitz’ and Cutforth’s participation in Banff.

The Banff World Media Festival is set to run from June 12 to 15 in the Canadian Rockies.

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