Jerry Levine, Filmmaker
On Location, Negev Desert
An Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, investigative reporter and news anchor who began his career in 1982, Jerry has been the recipient of more than seventy national film and television awards including the coveted Columbia University duPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism presented to him by Peter Jennings.
Jerry has produced commercial and humanitarian projects for Universal Pictures, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Burger King, Hotels.com and the Backstreet Boys. He has interviewed and created projects for world leaders and celebrities, including Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Barbara Walters, Sumner Redstone, Donald Trump, Mikhail Gorbechev, Yitzchak Rabin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Margaret Thatcher and Peter Fonda.
Jerry’s signature storytelling style is highly regarded for its emotional sensitivity and cutting edge cinematic technique. His unique skill set extends behind the lens as a documentary cinematographer, and beyond that - into the edit suite as an expert online editor. He even worked with Avid Technology's software engineers as they began developing non-linear editing and digital video technologies for Apple computers in the late 1980s.
Jerry developed his storytelling instincts as a producer and on-air correspondent for Post-Newsweek's national documentaries unit. And he has produced private family documentaries and biographical films for some of America’s most accomplished business leaders, philanthropists and entertainers, including Las Vegas tycoons and world philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson, international humanitarian leaders Nily & Fima Falic, Hollywood Director Brett Ratner, Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman, pop artist Romero Britto, business legend Morty Nyman, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer, Colombian scion Sammy Rohr, religious freedom fighter Boris Lekach and former talk show legend Larry King.
His broadcast documentaries include Israel’s Forgotten Heroes, Windows To The Soul, The Smell of Money, Still Waters Run Deep, Generations In The Sun, Inspired, Addicted Nation, and Echoes of the Holocaust.
A state champion public speaker who studied and debated at Harvard University, Jerry was a popular reporter, investigative journalist and anchorman at WPTV (NBC Palm Beach), WJXT (CBS Jacksonville), and WPLG (ABC Miami), before founding his own production companies - Higher Authority Productions in 1992, and then Levine & Co. Creative Television & Film.
In 2015 Jerry began developing independent projects for broadcast that take advantage of his background as an award-winning investigative journalist and on-air personality.