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AGC Studio taps industry vet B.J. Levin as EVP, non-fiction

Independent content studio AGC Studios has recruited B.J. Levin, a two-time Emmy Award winner, as its executive vice-president, non-fiction, effective immediately. Overseeing the company’s development and production of non-fiction content for ...
May 3, 2021

Independent content studio AGC Studios has recruited B.J. Levin, a two-time Emmy Award winner, as its executive vice-president, non-fiction, effective immediately.

Overseeing the company’s development and production of non-fiction content for film and TV — as well as building the studio’s episodic non-fiction and unscripted output and contributing to the company’s feature documentary slate — Levin (pictured) will report to AGC Studio owner Stuart Ford and AGC Television president Lourdes Diaz.

Levin, most recently showrunner of FX’s Hip-Hop Uncovered, has been NBCUniversal’s SVP, development and original programming and spent four seasons as showrunner of HBO’s Vice, garnering eight Emmy nominations and one win for Outstanding Informational Series in 2014.

HBO was also the home of Levin’s first documentary, No One Dies In Lily Dale, and he has also served in the roles of executive producer, showrunner, producer and director for A&E, Bravo, BBC of Americas, Discovery, Food Network, FX, HBO, HULU, MTV, National Geographic, Netflix, TLC and Viceland.

While At MTV, Levin won his first Emmy for producing Made in 2008.

“I am honored to be joining the team and being tasked with building an elite unscripted division. Great storytelling is the key to every show worth watching and I look forward to developing and delivering many of them alongside Stuart and Lourdes,” said Levin in a statement.

More recently, AGC has been a co-financier and partner with CNN Films on three documentary feature films: Mark Landsman’s Scandalous, theatrically released by Magnolia;  Dawn Porter’s John Lewis: Good Trouble, theatrically released by Magnolia and Time Inc.; and Laura Fairrie’s Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, due to have its world premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.

Furthermore, AGC International, the company’s international sales and distribution arm, is handling international distribution on Oliver Stone’s probing exposé, JFK: Destiny Betrayed, and international rights for  Michael Moore’s explosive documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, and Ryan White’s Ask Dr. Ruth.

The deal was negotiated by WME and attorney Andrea Cohen on behalf of Levin and by AGC’s SVP of legal and business affairs Anant Tamirisa on behalf of AGC.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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