President, Director, Producer, Writer
Whether it be bringing the Pink Panther to life in a bustling South Korean animation studio, working with the Pentagon to share the heroic feats of our Special Operations forces, or protecting mankind from alien annihilation in Gene Roddenberry’s EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT, Ron’s diverse media accomplishments are all-encompassing.
As Vice President of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Television, Ron was instrumental in overseeing dozens of successful series and movies. These productions garnered 21 Emmy Awards (70 nominations), 3 NAACP Image Awards (12 nominations), 4 Golden Globe Awards (10 nominations), 3 Humanitas Awards (5 nominations), 2 Peabody Awards and over 40 additional national and international awards. “thirtysomething” (ABC), “In The Heat of the Night” (NBC / CBS), “Nightmare Café” (NBC), “Baby Boom” (NBC), and “The Dirty Dozen” (FBC) are just a handful of the series produced during Ron’s tenure at MGM.
In addition to his executive responsibilities, Ron produced the acclaimed NBC movie “In the Arms of a Killer” starring Jaclyn Smith, Michael Nouri and West Wing’s John Spencer; and wrote multiple episodes of the “Pink Panther” TV series.
As special liaison to the Chairman, Ron was responsible for coordinating MGM’s expansion into new technologies such as high definition video, interactive media, computerized animation & effects, high speed satellite transmission, etc.
Capitalizing on his success at MGM, Ron transitioned to Tribune (owner of 26 TV stations, 12 market-leading newspapers, and the Chicago Cubs), where he facilitated growing the Fortune 500 company’s production presence into the scripted television arena. While at Tribune, he developed and oversaw the highest rated firstrun syndicated series of the year.
In the commercial and corporate worlds, Ron served as Executive Vice President of Television Corporation of America, where he managed all business and creative aspects of the film and television production company, plus wrote, produced and directed hundreds of commercial, corporate and documentary projects. TCA’s client base included AT&T, Budweiser, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, MasterCard, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Seven-Up and Purina Puppy Chow.
Most recently, Ron wrote Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior, the powerful unvarnished memoir of General Hugh Shelton, war hero, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during 9/11, and one of the leading military figures of our time. President Clinton called the book “well-written, bluntly honest and genuinely educational.”
Well-traveled with industry contacts around the world, Ron is a graduate of the University of Southern California film school, Blue Ribbon Emmy Judge and distinguished member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, member of the Writers Guild of Canada, and past board member of the United States Air Force Public Advisory Council (where he counseled the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force on motion picture and television production).
Senior Vice President, Finance
Responsible for all financial aspects of the company, Lin has held multiple positions in corporate accounting, financial reporting and auditing.
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It does not get any better than working with Ron Levinson.
Having worked with Ron on TV and movie projects as well as a book, I know firsthand that he is a great writer who is very knowledgeable about all aspects of both the written and graphic media, and without a doubt THE best researcher I have ever encountered. Ron is a tireless worker who leaves no detail left uncovered, and he is a true joy to work with.
"If a project demands the best, go with Ron. You will never be disappointed!"
General Hugh SheltonChairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (ret.)
When Ron said he wanted to photograph my f***ing grape harvest in the middle of the night, I told him he was f***ing nuts, but when he showed me the pictures I couldn't believe my eyes. F***ing gorgeous! While of course we will use them for our website [which Ron designed and programmed for us], I want to blow them up and display them in a gallery.
"I'm talking museum quality photography.”
DAVID GERBERChairman, MGM Television and
Owner, Laraine Winery