Jeffrey Levine’s entertainment industry career has spanned over 15 years, focusing primarily on production and distribution. He has become a familiar presence at every major television and film market around the world, including MIPCOM, MIPTV, NATPE, MIFED, American Film Market, Cannes Film Festival, LA Screenings, Monte Carlo TV Market, ASIA TV FORUM and Discop. Mr. Levine’s business and entertainment dealings have generated in excess of 20 million dollars. His talents and skills have helped develop and build the infrastructure of major entertainment companies. Mr. Levine has worked with international acquisition broadcasters and executives in nearly every territory of the globe, and he carries a database of over 2,000 purchasing executives.
In 2006, Mr. Levine produced the first in a series of animated DVDs for children based on the popular bilingual dolls, “Language Littles” (www.LanguageLittles.com), featured on Rachael Ray’s syndicated TV program as one of her “Best Gifts for 2007.”
Mr. Levine created and produced 26 half hours of “Gagsters,” a practical joke show for kids, which was broadcast on Kids WB and Oxygen Network (www.Gagsters.com). Mr. Levine marketed and sold the show internationally, and it is currently licensed to over 50 countries. His expertise in program and format development has made him a sought-after interview subject in over a dozen magazines, including a story in the MIP Daily, as well as a feature article in Electronic Media, Manager’s Corner.
Mr. Levine has produced programs for international distribution, including the worldwide successful format for “The Goal Show,” currently airing in over 27 countries. His responsibilities included the live production in Cannes, France of one episode, which encompassed casting, hiring and scripting the show.
Previously, Mr. Levine joined SPI International, a worldwide distributor and leading entertainment company in Eastern Europe. With SPI International, he forged television relationships with major broadcasters around the world, breaking into new markets from the Pacific Rim to Europe to African Nations, and generating significant revenue in each.
Mr. Levine formed a successful relationship with Mercier Films in Montreal, Canada, where he became a key creative development executive for the children’s television show “My Hometown.” He was subsequently hired to launch the international arm of TVA (Television Audio of Quebec). “My Hometown” airs in 52 countries and is currently distributed by Canal Plus International worldwide. Mr. Levine began his career with indie distributor Fox / Lorber.