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Don Levy

Media, Entertainment, and Technology Executive & Advisor

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 Don Levy Biography

Don Levy has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry’s digital transformation, developing “the intersection of entertainment and technology” throughout his career and at Sony Pictures Entertainment (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Digital) from 1995-2012. He founded Smith Brook Farm in 2012 as a creative consultancy to help businesses and individuals grow.

During his tenure at SPE, he was a key member of Sony Pictures Digital’s senior executive team, involved in the management, marketing, communications, public relations, organizational development and digital policy functions of his division and the company. He was instrumental in the growth of SPE’s visual effects, animation, post-production and digital entertainment businesses. Levy originally joined Sony Pictures as the studio’s awards campaign consultant where his efforts resulted in a Best Picture nomination for Sense and Sensibility and the Academy Award for its screenplay adaptation by Emma Thompson. At Sony Pictures Imageworks and for Sony Pictures Animation, he helped earn more than a dozen Oscar nominations and Academy Awards for Best Animated Short (The ChubbChubbs) and Best Visual Effects (Spider-Man 2).

Don is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, serving on its feature animation nominating committee and recently chaired a working group for the Science and Technology Council. He also is a member of The Television Academy’s Interactive Peer Group.

Levy is a frequent speaker on the subjects of innovation, digital creativity, education and visual effects. His 2012 talk on the principles and evolution of visual effects at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA was posted on TED.com in January 2013. He added to his TED library with a 2014 talk at TEDxAthens and TEDxAlbuquerque . He is active in local education issues and organizes TEDxConejo in association with the Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, Ca) Unified School District.

Levy is on the faculty of Boston University’s L.A. Program, where he teaches Entertainment Marketing. He holds a visiting scholar post at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, exploring collaborative production models, and he is a consultant to USC’s Entertainment Technology Center. He is an advisor to Cosmic Forces, a content start-up specializing in animation and mobile applications, Zerply, a platform that matches creative talent and productions in games, visual effects and animation, Broomstick Productions, Little Wing World and serves on the board of advisors for BLUE, the Ocean Film Festival and Conference, a leading forum for filmmakers, researchers and individuals actively engaged in the study and protection of the oceans.

Levy attended New York University, received his B.A. from the University of Denver and earned certificates from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.

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    Booking fees for Don Levy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Don Levy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Don Levy

Media, Entertainment, and Technology Executive & Advisor

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Don Levy Biography

Don Levy has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry’s digital transformation, developing “the intersection of entertainment and technology” throughout his career and at Sony Pictures Entertainment (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Digital) from 1995-2012. He founded Smith Brook Farm in 2012 as a creative consultancy to help businesses and individuals grow.

During his tenure at SPE, he was a key member of Sony Pictures Digital’s senior executive team, involved in the management, marketing, communications, public relations, organizational development and digital policy functions of his division and the company. He was instrumental in the growth of SPE’s visual effects, animation, post-production and digital entertainment businesses. Levy originally joined Sony Pictures as the studio’s awards campaign consultant where his efforts resulted in a Best Picture nomination for Sense and Sensibility and the Academy Award for its screenplay adaptation by Emma Thompson. At Sony Pictures Imageworks and for Sony Pictures Animation, he helped earn more than a dozen Oscar nominations and Academy Awards for Best Animated Short (The ChubbChubbs) and Best Visual Effects (Spider-Man 2).

Don is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, serving on its feature animation nominating committee and recently chaired a working group for the Science and Technology Council. He also is a member of The Television Academy’s Interactive Peer Group.

Levy is a frequent speaker on the subjects of innovation, digital creativity, education and visual effects. His 2012 talk on the principles and evolution of visual effects at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA was posted on TED.com in January 2013. He added to his TED library with a 2014 talk at TEDxAthens and TEDxAlbuquerque . He is active in local education issues and organizes TEDxConejo in association with the Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, Ca) Unified School District.

Levy is on the faculty of Boston University’s L.A. Program, where he teaches Entertainment Marketing. He holds a visiting scholar post at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, exploring collaborative production models, and he is a consultant to USC’s Entertainment Technology Center. He is an advisor to Cosmic Forces, a content start-up specializing in animation and mobile applications, Zerply, a platform that matches creative talent and productions in games, visual effects and animation, Broomstick Productions, Little Wing World and serves on the board of advisors for BLUE, the Ocean Film Festival and Conference, a leading forum for filmmakers, researchers and individuals actively engaged in the study and protection of the oceans.

Levy attended New York University, received his B.A. from the University of Denver and earned certificates from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.

Don Levy Videos

  • Don Levy: A cinematic journey through visual effects
    It's been 110 years since George Méliès sent a spaceship slamming into the eye of the man on the moon. So how far have visual effects come since...
  • A cinematic journey through visual effects - Don Levy - YouTube
  • Sony's Don Levy speaking at Thinking Digital 2010 on Vimeo

FAQs on booking Don Levy

  • How to book Don Levy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Don Levy for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Don Levy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Don Levy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Don Levy?

    Booking fees for Don Levy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Don Levy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Don Levy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Don Levy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Don Levy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Don Levy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Don Levy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Don Levy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Don Levy for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Don Levy generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joe Sabia, Lori Cheek, Matthew Luhn, Cesar Kuriyama and Jay Shuster. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Don Levy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Don Levy Speaker Videos

  • Don Levy: A cinematic journey through visual effects
    It's been 110 years since George Méliès sent a spaceship slamming into the eye of the man on the moon. So how far have visual effects come since then? Working closely with the Academy of Motion...
    A cinematic journey through visual effects - Don Levy - YouTube
  • Sony's Don Levy speaking at Thinking Digital 2010 on Vimeo

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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