AGC Studios has hired industry veteran B.J. Levin as executive VP of non-fiction.
In his new role, he will oversee the indie company’s development production for film and television. Those duties include continuing to build the studio’s episodic non-fiction and unscripted output, as well as the company’s feature documentary slate. He will report to AGC Television president Lourdes Diaz and founder Stuart Ford.
“We’re excited to continue expanding our non-fiction slate under BJ’s leadership. He brings focus and exceptional taste to an already talented team,” Diaz said.
Levin joins AGC Studios from NBCUniversal, where he was recently the senior VP of development and original programming. He also served as the showrunner of the FX series “Hip Hop Uncovered.” In his 15-year career, Levin has worked at several networks, including A&E, Bravo, Food Network, FX and HBO.
“I could not be more thrilled to make it official with AGC Studios. I am honored to be joining the team and being tasked with building an elite unscripted division,” Levin said in a statement. “Great storytelling is the key to every show worth watching and I look forward to developing and delivering many of them alongside Stuart and Lourdes.”
AGC’s recent slate has included the documentaries “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” “Scandalous” and “Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story.” The studio recently completed production on “Queenpins,” an STX comedy starring Kristen Bell, and it has Dave Bautista’s sci-fi fantasy “Universe’s Most Wanted” on deck.
The deal was negotiated by WME on behalf of Levin and by AGC’s SVP of Legal and Business Affairs Anant Tamirisa on behalf of AGC.