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Rive Gauche hires VP, manager for development and acquisitions

LA-based Rive Gauche Television has hired Beth Belew and Liz Levenson (pictured), to respectively serve as VP of development and acquisitions, and manager of development and acquisitions.
June 27, 2011

LA-based Rive Gauche Television has hired Beth Belew and Liz Levenson, to respectively serve as VP of development and acquisitions, and manager of development and acquisitions.

As VP, Belew is charged with developing original programming for the U.S. market, formats for the global market, and forging coproduction partnerships.  Prior to joining Rive Gauche, she served as a producer for numerous series for ABC, Comedy Central, MTV, TLC, VH1, TBS and Discovery.

As manager, Levenson (pictured above) will coordinate the development, acquisition and marketing activities at the company, focusing on the development of new formats, marketing materials and overseeing current productions.

Prior to joining Rive Gauche, Levenson served as director of development for CABLEready, where she acquired and developed original programming, and did research and analysis of programming performance and trends.

“Beth and Liz bring great backgrounds, skills and relationships to Rive Gauche,” said Rive Gauche Television President David Auerbach. “Their combined experience and expertise will be a great asset as we continue to expand our company’s original programming and acquisition activities.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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