Random House Television Head Jeffrey Levine and Fort Mason Asset Management Founder Dan German Join 20-Member Board
BURBANK, CA -April 14, 2014 - The Board of Directors of KCETLink today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Levine and Dan German as new members, effective immediately.
Levine is Vice President and Head of Television for Random House Studio. German is general partner and founder of Fort Mason Asset Management, a money management firm based in San Francisco.
"We are thrilled to have Jeff and Dan join our board and contribute their combined expertise in media and finance to KCETLink," said Dick Cook, KCETLink's Chairman of the Board. "We welcome their exceptional leadership and business savvy as we search for a new chief executive and continue our course for innovation and success in public media."
Jeff Levine is Vice President and Head of Television for Random House Studio. Prior to joining Random House, Jeff was an executive with Spring Creek Productions for 11 years, working for Paula Weinstein on numerous features and movies for television including, "Recount," "Monster-In-Law," "Blood Diamond," and "Iron Jawed Angels." In 2011, Jeff was the Executive Producer of HBO's "Too Big To Fail" which received 11 Emmy nominations and won the WGA Award for best adaptation for Long Form. More recently, Jeff developed and produced the feature comedy, "This is Where Leave You," starring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda, which will be released by Warner Bros., September 12, 2014.
Prior to joining Spring Creek, Jeff was Vice President of Movies and Mini-Series at Turner Network Television where he developed and oversaw "James Dean," "The Mists of Avalon, " "Don Quixote," "Second String," and "Boss of Bosses."
Before joining TNT, Jeff was Vice President of Production at Castle Rock Entertainment, was head of development for producers Richard and Lili Zanuck at The Zanuck Company, and began his career in film development and production for The Samuel Goldwyn Company.
Dan German is founder and general partner of Fort Mason Asset Management, a money management firm based in San Francisco. For four years prior to that, Dan was a financial derivatives consultant in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dan spent one semester in Moscow, Russia teaching financial derivatives to Russian MBA students. Prior to living in Russia, Dan worked in New York on Wall Street, primarily in the hedge fund industry. Dan was the founder, owner and general partner of Blackhawk LP, a 50-employee quantitatively based fund. Dan helped found the Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation in 1997. Dan received an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from University of California, Santa Cruz.
KCETLink is the national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV (375) and DISH Network (9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. The combined organization reaches a wide audience that includes Link TV's 33 million satellite subscribers and KCET's 5.6 million households in Southern and Central California. As new technologies continue to make dramatic changes to the media landscape, KCETLink is committed to driving public media innovation with smarter ways to access content that engages all audiences. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content and programming schedules, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.