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Frederick Levy, B.S.

Part-Time Lecturer

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Frederick Levy is the owner of Management 101, a firm that guides the careers of actors, authors, screenwriters, and directors. In addition to his day-to-day management of clients, he also develops and produces feature films and television programs. The company currently has a development deal with Nickelodeon.

Frederick is the co-creator and executive producer of Dance On Sunset that airs on Nick. Previously, he was the executive producer of Unknown starring Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Joey Pantoliano, and Jeremy Sisto, which was released by The Weinstein Company. Frederick was also a producer on Frality, starring Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey, for Lions Gate Films. Levy also served as the US Casting Director on Big In America, RTL Germany’s version of the hit US TV show Making the Band.

Before founding Management 101, Levy was the Vice President of Development and Production at Marty Katz Productions.  While there, the company produced The Great Raid for Miramax Films, directed by John Dahl, and starring Benjamin Bratt, The Four Feathers  for Miramax Films and Paramount Pictures, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Wes Bentley and Heath Ledger, Impostor for Dimension films, directed by Gary Fleder, and starring Gary Sinise and Madeline Stowe, Reindeer Games, directed by John Frankenheimer, and starring Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron, James Cameron’s Titanic for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, Mr. Wrong starring Ellen DeGeneres for Touchstone Pictures and Man of the House starring Chevy Chase and Jonathan Taylor Thomas for Walt Disney Pictures. Before joining Marty Katz Productions, Frederick worked for InterMedia/FilmEquities, Inc. which financed and packaged films.

Aside from his producing chores, Levy is also the author of five books about the entertainment industry. 15 Minutes of Fame: Becoming a Star in The Youtube Revolution was published in June by Alpha Books. Other titles include: Short Films 101: How to Make A Short And Launch Your Filmmaking Career (Perigee Books, 2004), The Hollywood Way: A Young Movie Mogul's Savvy Business Tips for Success in Any Career (St. Martin’s Press, 2002), The Ultimate Boy Band Book (Pocket Books, 2000), and Hollywood 101: The Film Industry (Renaissance, 2000), a two-time Los Angeles Times Best Seller. His sixth book, Acting in Young Hollywood: A Career Guide for Kids, Teens, and Adults Who Play Young Too will be published by Random House in September.

Frederick began his Hollywood career as a studio guide at Universal Studios Hollywood.  He got his start in television working as a Guest Coordinator on more than a dozen shows including Love Connection and Studs.  He also worked in professional radio as producer of The Morning Magazine on KWNK, Los Angeles, and the syndicated Then & Now and The Celebrity DJ Party, both of which he also created.

Levy is on the board of directors for the Tahoe-Reno International Film Festival (T-RIFF). He has served as the West Coast Director of the National Association of College Broadcasters. Frederick graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business/Marketing.  He currently teaches film classes at the School of Cinematic Arts at his alma mater. Consistently busy with a multitude of diverse media projects, Frederick is most proud of his work with the Starlight Foundation for which he produced two celebrity charity benefits that raised money to help seriously ill children.

Levy is an avid speaker on the lecture circuit having lectured at Harvard, Yale, NYU, USC, Rutgers, and Boston University, and numerous writer seminars throughout the country. He has been a featured guest on many TV and radio talk shows including Entertainment Tonight, CNN, Fox News, MTV, VH-1, Starz!, CBS News, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, and National Enquirer TV.