BrainStorm, Inc.

David P. Levin


David P. Levin has created, produced and directed highly rated and critically acclaimed programs for networks including CBS, AMC, Bio, Discovery, History Channel, MTV, USA, VH1, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Animal Planet, The Disney Channel and TV Land.  He has directed and interviewed hundreds of major stars, celebrities and personalities from every aspect of the entertainment industry.

Through his company, BrainStorm, Inc., Levin created and produced TV LAND CONFIDENTIAL, which was that network’s highest-rated unscripted series.  Over two seasons, the show featured never-before-told stories, featuring more than 300 of the top names throughout television history.

At MTV, Levin was responsible for more than a hundred hours of programming,.  In addition to his responsibilities taking pitches and developing shows for the News and Docs department, he also co-created and was show-runner for the long running MTV UNCENSORED series.  The five year series set ratings records, earned four Emmy nominations and launched numerous spin-offs.  In addition, the show inspired co-productions with CBS, including two prime-time sports specials: SUPERBOWL UNCENSORED and MARCH MADNESS UNCENSORED.    Levin helped successfully spin the UNCENSORED franchise off into home video including SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE UNCENSORED and TOM GREEN UNCENSORED.  Specials were also produced spotlighting stars such as Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller.  Levin conceived and co-wrote the well-received MTV 20th anniversary coffee table book.

At Discovery Studios, Levin was assigned to create and produce THE A-LIST, for Animal Planet, the network’s first foray into comedy.  The 24 episode series was developed and produced in less than three months.  He also helped launch the long-running series, FACTORY MADE.

For BIO, Levin created the critically acclaimed special, WHEN POP CULTURE SAVED AMERICA, commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9-11.   Out of 67 specials produced for the day, it was named one of ten to watch by both The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly.  The two-hour special was also used in high school history curriculums around the country.

Levin won an Emmy for his work writing and directing the SMOKE-FREE CLASS OF 2000, a series of specials using music and comedy to make their point, produced in the only television collaboration ever between the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society.  The shows starred Keisha Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show) and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele).  Aimed at tweens, these specials helped inspire President Clinton’s “Teens Against Tobacco” initiative.

Most recently, Levin has produced and directed for the Bio and Lifetime Movie Network series, CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES and THE HAUNTING OF starring Kim Russo.  One of these episodes became the highest rated show ever aired on BIO.

Currently, Levin is working on developing multiple projects, both unscripted and scripted, including the comedy series BEVERLY HILLS BROKE, starring Renee Taylor (The Nanny) and her husband, Joe Bologna (My Favorite Year).  The pilot features cameos by Carol Burnett, Ben Stiller, Woody Allen and many others. 

He also recently completed a pilot for a talk show starring Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop, Risky Business).  Also in the works, TAKE 2, a scripted comedy anthology which teams iconic duos of the past and present, co-produced with Anson Williams and Don Most (Happy Days).