Press Release: Disney Channel: David Levine Promoted
Disney Channel: DAVID LEVINE PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING STRATEGY AND WINDOWING
BURBANK, AUGUST 22, 2006. . . David Levine has been promoted to Vice President, Worldwide Programming Strategy and Windowing for Disney Channel and Jetix, it was announced today by Scott Garner, Senior Vice President, Programming, to whom Levine reports. Since joining Disney in March 2004, he served as Executive Director, Programming Strategy, Toon Disney and Jetix.
In his new role, Levine will oversee all aspects of the worldwide programming strategy group, including facilitating communication between Disney and Jetix Channels to coordinate and roll out programming strategies on a global basis.
“David has worked tirelessly to design and implement successful programming strategies for Toon Disney and Jetix programming block,” said Garner. “We look forward to his same dedication and tenacity as he further undertakes expansive global initiatives.”
Prior to his position at Disney, Levine served as Vice President, Business Affairs and Development for Ragdoll USA INC., from 2001-04, where he developed and implemented business strategies for the New York based division of Ragdoll’s children’s entertainment company engaged in consumer products, character licensing, promotions and television production.
From 1997-01, Levine was employed by The Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Company, as Manager, Legal Affairs and Business Development, moving up the ranks to Director of Legal Affairs before becoming General Counsel in 2001. He was responsible for negotiation of all license, promotional, broadcasting, video and publishing agreements for such properties as “Teletubbies,” “Noddy,” “Ms. Spider” and “Eloise,” among others. He also worked at Marvel Enterprises from 1995-97, in both legal and licensing capacities.
An attorney with the New York State Bar, Levine is a graduate of the National Law Center at George Washington University and holds a degree in English from Queen’s College.
Based in the Burbank, California, Levine resides in Los Angeles.