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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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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