Sharon Levy, Chief Content Officer, Endemol Shine North America
Sharon Levy was named Chief Content Officer, Endemol Shine North America, in February, 2021.
Levy oversees all of Endemol Shine North America’s unscripted and scripted programming efforts from the company’s North Hollywood, Ca., headquarters.
Since joining Banijay-owned Endemol Shine North America in October 2017, Levy has successfully transformed the studio’s programming team and developed original series with such marquis talent as Will Arnett, John Cena, Nicole Byer, Keke Palmer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Gal Gadot, John Cusack, Steve Zaillian, Dakota Fanning, Gillian Flynn and many more.
Levy, who was formerly President, Unscripted and Scripted Television for Endemol Shine North America, is currently preparing to launch the highly anticipated drama Ripley for Showtime and has overseen the launch of numerous hits during her tenure, including the reboot of Wipeout for TBS and LEGO Masters at FOX. She also leads Endemol Shine’s top-rated food competition franchises MasterChef and MasterChef Junior for FOX.
The studio also recently announced it was developing an English-language version of the hit international drama The Truth Will Out with Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director/producer Joe Berlinger attached to direct and executive produce the series.
Last year, Levy helped orchestrate a new partnership between Endemol Shine North America and Everyone Studios to expand the Propelle Program, an initiative designed to give up-and-coming female creators more opportunities in unscripted TV. Endemol Shine North America is underwriting a new format category within the Propelle Program, pairing female creators with industry mentors to help develop the next batch of unscripted hit series.
Prior to joining Endemol Shine, Levy served as Executive Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, where she successfully built the network’s brand with hit unscripted and scripted series, as well as acclaimed documentaries.
During her seven years as Executive Vice President, Original Series at Spike TV, Levy oversaw the acquisition, creation and production of all entertainment throughout the network’s evolution. Levy transformed Spike’s programming lineup with hits such as “Ink Master,” “Bar Rescue,” “Auction Hunters” and “Deadliest Warrior.”