Marc Levin is an award-winning, independent filmmaker dedicated to telling powerful, real stories in a unique, authentic style. In his 35 years in the business, he has won three Emmys, four duPont-Columbia awards, the Peabody Award, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, among others. Highlights include: Slam (1998), his runaway festival hit; Brick City, a docu-series about the city of Newark following Mayor Cory Booker; and Chicagoland, an 8-hour docu-series for CNN and Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, which premiered to great critical acclaim and was nominated for a 2014 IDA award for Best Limited Series.
His most recent projects include Inside the FBI: New York, executive-produced with Dick Wolf, a gripping new series that pulls back the curtain on the Bureau’s flagship office to meet the men and women whose mission is to keep Americans safe; directing Class Divide, the third in a series of HBO documentaries exploring how global economic forces have impacted the lives of everyday people; Rikers, produced with executive editor Bill Moyers, is the first film to focus exclusively on the men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island, which premiered at DOC NYC 2016 and will have a national run on PBS this Spring; and the Animal Planet series Ocean Warriors, executive produced alongside Robert Redford and Paul Allen. Ocean Warriors won the 2017 Genesis award for outstanding TV documentary series. The series follows activists, journalists and scientists working to fight poachers and organized crime in oceans across the globe.