Still from 'This is Paris'

Alumna Tobey List '10 Co-Produces 'This Is Paris'

BY Felix van Kann, September 15, 2020

This Is Paris, a documentary about the life of Paris Hilton that was co-produced by alumna Tobey List '10, premiered on Youtube on September 14, 2020. The film can be streamed for free with ads on Hilton’s YouTube channel or ad-free with a subscription to YouTube Premium. The film was set to debut at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight Documentary section which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. List is the Vice President of Current Programming at the Intellectual Property Company, the Emmy Award-winning production studio of the film. 


The film follows Paris Hilton, the original influencer and first celebrity to be adored simply for being famous. This Is Paris takes the viewer into the complex reality of her life. Much more than a global brand or a reality star, Hilton is anxious, at times lonely, and tough as nails. Surviving childhood abuse, violent relationships, and extraordinary exposure in the media, Hilton projects a character of herself to the world to protect what is left of her youthful innocence. Haunted by the past and driven by an exceptional work ethic, Hilton is determined to make her own fortune and chart her own path.


You can watch the trailer below. 


Tobey List is an executive producer with 15 years of experience in the industry. As the VP of Current Programming for the Intellectual Property Corporation she oversees content including Nickelodeon’s hit hidden-camera show The Substitute, the upcoming CNBC limited series Empires of New York, as well as YouTube Originals’ upcoming feature documentary This Is Paris. She also oversaw the National Geographic limited series 1989, among others. List served as Director of Current and Original Programming at Fullscreen and at Pivot, Participant Media’s cable channel, where she oversaw docu-series, special event programming and the nightly live show TakePart Live. She served as an EP for The Peabody Awards, and The Operatives, and worked on various unscripted original development projects and series including Truth and Power, and Secret Lives of Americans. List has also produced documentary, live event and digital programming including Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality, courses for Masterclass, the award-winning magazine series NOVA ScienceNow, the Emmy-nominated web series Secret Life of Scientists, and the feature documentary No Impact Man, an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.