Aaron Saidman is the Co-President, Nonfiction Entertainment at Sony Pictures Television (SPT), as well as the President & Co-Founder of The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Saidman joined SPT Nonfiction following Sony’s acquisition of Industrial Media, the production group comprised of 19 Entertainment & 19 Recordings, Sharp Entertainment, B17 Entertainment, Trilogy Films, This Machine Filmworks, Maxine, This Radicle Act, House of Non-Fiction and IPC. In this capacity, Saidman is also an executive producer of AMERICAN IDOL and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.
As President of IPC, Saidman has created and/or produced a number of successful and award-winning shows, including LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH, INDIAN MATCHMAKING, WE’RE HERE, NIGHT STALKER, SELENA + CHEF, THE CURSE OF VON DUTCH: A BRAND TO DIE FOR, SECRETS OF PLAYBOY, and LIVING UNDOCUMENTED, which he also co-directed. In addition to these programs, Saidman produced the documentary features THE SEVEN FIVE, OPERATION ODESSA, THE SWAMP, and THIS IS PARIS.
Prior to launching IPC, Saidman was the Executive Vice President, Development & Current Programming, for All3Media America. In that role, he was the head of creative for the company, overseeing all shows for broadcast and cable networks, including THE PEOPLE’S COUCH, THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ, and DECLASSIFIED: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF AMERICAN SPIES, which he created.
Prior to his position at All3Media, Saidman was the head of development and current programming for Studio Lambert USA, where he helped grow the company into a major supplier of unscripted content, overseeing and producing such shows as UNDERCOVER BOSS and THE PITCH.
Before his tenure as a creative executive, Saidman was a freelance producer, writer, and director, and got his start in television with Mark Burnett Productions. Saidman began his career in motion pictures, where he worked for Miramax and Dimension Films, and was later a Creative Consultant for Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope.
Saidman has been nominated for the Emmy Award on nine occasions, and its recipient twice. He has also been the recipient of PGA and TCA awards. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association (IDA).