NBCU’s Shari Levine is stepping down as Head of Unscripted Current Production
NBCUniversal’s longtime executive vice president of unscripted current production, Shari Levine, is stepping down from her role and moving to a non-exclusive consulting position. diversity only learned.
Following their exit, Noah Samton will expand his responsibilities as the new East Coast head of unscripted current lifestyle production across all platforms, while Kathleen French and Ryan Flynn will split to oversee the current West Coast production team, with all three working directly on NBCU reports Rod Aissa, Head of Unscripted Content for TV and Streaming.
With a focus on Bravo programming during her more than two decades at the Comcast-owned company, Levine has directed franchises such as The Real Housewives, Below Deck, and Million Dollar Listing, as well as the original series of Project Runway. ”
In her decision to leave her current role and move into a non-exclusive consulting role, Levine will finish work on Housewives but will continue on Below Deck. She will bring new ideas to NBCU and Bravo, while remaining available to collaborate with networks and studios.
“Shari’s invaluable contributions have produced generations of loyal Bravo-holics and we’re thrilled to still have her in our world at this next exciting phase in her career,” Aissa, head of non-scripted content at NBCU, said in One earlier this week Employee Memo.
Read Aissa’s full memo about Levine’s departure below.
As many of you know, Shari Levine is transitioning from her longtime executive role at NBCU to an advisory role, working on select documentary and follow-doc shows.
During her 23 years with the network, both as an executive and as an Emmy-nominated producer, Shari has played an integral role in creating quality original programming and in building and evolving the Bravo brand. Her creative vision was a driving force behind the success of the Housewives, Below Deck, and Million Dollar Listing franchises, as well as the launch of Project Runway and hundreds of hours or original content for Bravo and more recently across entertainment brands and Peacock .
Shari’s invaluable contributions have produced generations of loyal Bravo-holics, and we’re thrilled to still have her in our world for this next exciting phase in her career.
As part of this transition, Noah Samton will now report directly to me and assume expanded responsibilities with the team as the new East Coast Head of Unscripted Lifestyle Current Production across all platforms. Also reporting to me are Kathleen French and Ryan Flynn, who will split to oversee the West Coast Current Production team in our lifestyle vertical, while Stephanie Steele continues to oversee the team producing our crime series and Rachel Smith remains development manager for Docs and lifestyle remains programming.
Thank you all for your continued incredibly hard work – I am fortunate to lead such a great team who truly are the best in the business.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/nbcu-unscripted-bravo-shari-levine-exit-1235373964/ NBCU’s Shari Levine is stepping down as Head of Unscripted Current Production