The Power of Storytelling in Global Drama Hits – Keynote by David Levine

Each creative mastermind bears the responsibility to the world and impact of socially important content. The reality is changing at high speed, so do the industry and the stories it tells. To stay relevant, benefit society as well as win ratings, the creatives need to keep up with the pace.
Receiving recognition is still as crucial as spotlighting socially relevant issues since it is essential to the outreach as well as the stakeholders’ commitment. Good thing KMW’s special guest David Levine knows exactly how to get both!

David Levine is the Chief Creative Officer of Anonymous Content, a full-service global studio, and representation company. There he shepherds the development and production of all film and television content. Before that, he was the Co-Head of Drama, HBO Programming, for Home Box Office, responsible for overseeing the development and production of original drama series. On the position, he oversaw Jean-Marc Vallee and Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects, JJ Abrams/Jonah Nolan's Westworld, the Emmy-winning True Detective, Cinemax's Peabody Award-winning The Knick, and oversaw Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Game of Thrones as well as Emmy and Golden Globe winner True Blood. Before HBO, he was vice president of Development and Production at Mandalay Entertainment and served as a producer at Fuse Entertainment where he developed and co-produced the pilot for USA's smash hit Burn Notice. He previously also had stints as an executive in features at Zucker/Netter Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment, Conrad Pictures, and Cinergi Entertainment.
On September 14 at 17:30-18:00, a special guest of the forum – David Levine will join us online to hold his keynote on The Power of Storytelling in Global Drama Hits. The speaker will reason about the shift that AV storytelling went through over the last year and the new values that it brought. The audience will also learn about overcoming the challenges imposed by the new rules of the game, catching the wave of change, and adapting to the new reality. 

Daria Sipigina (Ukraine) will moderate the discussion. She is a producer and cultural manager with ten years of experience.  Producer and development of BURO Creative Lab.  Worked with Radioaktive Film, Shelter Film, Vane Films.  Coordinated projects of NATO, Harvard and Pennsylvania universities, Sky News, Médecins du Monde, Mercedes-Benz Kyiv Fashion Days, and others.

The event is organized with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The topic of the discussion derives from a big project launched in Ukraine in 2018 and supported by Transformation Communication Activities (TCA, USAID) - the PITCH UA contest for the socially important content creators and an emerging PITCH UA Educational Platform

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. Government's international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.

To learn more about producing socially important content, join another KMW panel discussion on September 15th dedicated to the topic - Popularity, Profitability, and True Effectiveness of Socially Important Content.
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