About Us

About us

The Idea Factory, the California based  television / media  company founded by the CEO Darryl Silver has had a constant stream of high profile, high quality and critically acclaimed  reality/docu-series TV shows.
The Idea Factory also has its own Music, International Distribution, Digital as well as Ad Sales/Sponsorship divisions.
The Idea Factory has made sponsorship and integration a cornerstone of it’s business.

The Idea Factory Has Created / Developed & Produced Shows For

  • TLC
  • A&E
  • ESPN
  • CMT
  • LOGO
  • NBC
  • PBS
  • HGTV
  • DIY
  • paramount

Our Team




Founded in 2004 by industry vet Darryl Silver and headquartered in Sherman Oaks,  California, The Idea Factory has produced highly rated and critically endorsed shows  and has close working relationships with TLC, A&E, Spike, History, ESPN, CMT, Logo, Bravo, Own, Lifetime, GAC, Discovery, Sundance, SyFy, Vh1, MTV, GSN, G4, Nat Geo, Travel Channel, Showtime, Style, Tru TV, BET, and Paramount, as well as many other networks and studios.

What sets us apart from our competitors is our way of finding and telling unique and honest stories. We never know where our next great idea is going to come from, but we are always on the lookout.

The Idea Factory has always been well known for true life, dramatic and lifestyle programming — telling it like it is has been our cornerstone since we started. We believe that story and characters are most important in creating entertaining and emotionally moving shows.

At The Idea Factory we believe that there is no limit to what amazing programming we can produce. We pride ourselves on being able to identify the “out of the box” talent when we see it.

If you want to see what we’re up to, be sure to check us out on Twitter and Facebook!

And also check out Darryl Silver’s IMBD page for additional credits including The Apprentice & Survivor.