KCETLink Board of Directors Appoints Two New Members | KCET
KCETLink Board of Directors Appoints Two New Members
Random House Television Head Jeffrey Levine and
Fort Mason Asset Management Founder Dan German Join 20-Member Board
CA -April 14, 2014 - The Board of Directors of KCETLink today announced the
appointment of Jeffrey Levine and Dan German as new members, effective
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.
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
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,
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viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally
via satellite on DirecTV (375) and DISH Network (9410), in Southern and Central
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