David Levine


HBO rejigs drama team as Game of Thrones exec exits

HBO drama co-head David Levine has departed the cable channel after 10 years, leaving fellow EVP Francesca Orsi to run the department. Levine, who oversaw such series as Westworld, True Detective and Game of Thrones, is to return to producing. The exec recently oversaw development on The Outsider, The Nevers, Demimonde and the Game of Thrones […]

Disney cooks up Chefs – Family Style

The UK and Ireland Disney Channel is prepping First Class Chefs – Family Style, a digital spin-off of its popular cooking competition series for kids, First Class Chefs. The new series, which like the original comes from Jamie Oliver prodco Fresh One, will go out on Disney’s YouTube channel as well as DisneyLife and other […]

Amazon poaches HBO comedy exec

Amazon Studios has hired HBO exec Nick Hall to become its head of comedy development. At the production arm of e-commerce giant Amazon, Hall will oversee development of all half-hour comedy, and report to Joe Lewis, head of half-hour TV series. At HBO, he was senior VP, comedy, working within the team of Casey Bloys, […]

Disney EMEA to remake Israeli teen drama

Disney EMEA is to remake Disney Channel Israeli original musical drama North Star. The live-action series will likely feature a UK cast with filming commencing in spring next year ahead of launch of Disney Channels across EMEA later in 2016. The 13x22mins show, also titled North Star as a working title, is based on a […]

Access All Areas for Disney UK

Disney Channel UK & Ireland has commissioned a live-action music and entertainment series titled Access All Areas. London-based prodco Lemonade Money is attached to produce the 7x7mins short-form series. The programme will comprise news, videos, gossip and comedy elements, and feature music stars such as Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and Ed Sheeran. It begins broadcasting […]

Disney EMEA readies Evermoor Chronicles

The Walt Disney Company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa arm has commissioned a full season spin-off for its live-action miniseries Evermoor. The Evermoor Chronicles will see actors such as George Sear (Friday Download), Jordan Loughran (Dixi) and Georgia Lock (Sadie J) reprising their roles as part of a 20x22mins series from All3Media-owned UK prodco Lime […]

Buhaj succeeds Levine at Disney XD

Disney international animation boss Marc Buhaj is to replace David Levine as senior VP, programming and general manager of boys-skewing channel Disney XD. Buhaj is currently SVP, international original series and coproductions for Disney Television Animation. His predecessor Levine is moving to Europe to become VP, programming, production and strategic development for Disney Channels EMEA. […]

Disney Channels hands Levine EMEA role

Disney is moving its VP and general manager, Disney XD Worldwide, David Levine from LA to London to take on a wider EMEA-facing position. Levine will now be VP, programming, production and strategic development< Disney Channels EMEA. This gives him responsibility of all aspects of programming and multiplatform strategy across the region, including development of […]