Marc Levin is an award-winning, independent filmmaker dedicated to telling powerful, real stories in a unique, authentic style. He has won four 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, his breakout festival hit; BRICK CITY, the groundbreaking docu-series about the city of Newark, New Jersey and its charismatic Mayor Cory Booker; GANG WAR: BANGIN’ IN LITTLE ROCK; the Emmy®-winner THUG LIFE IN DC for HBO; CHICAGOLAND, an 8-hour docu-series for CNN and Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, nominated for a 2014 IDA award for Best Limited Series.
One of America’s most respected filmmakers, Levin has directed with his producing partner, Daphne Pinkerson, over a dozen acclaimed documentaries for HBO, including most recently CLASS DIVIDE, winner of the DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize. He was also Executive Producer on the Emmy® Award-winning HBO documentary I AM EVIDENCE and BALTIMORE RISING, which won the Cinema Eye award for Outstanding non-fiction documentary in 2019. He recently reunited with TV journalist Bill Moyers on RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award for Media Advocacy. Levin and filmmaker Mark Benjamin also teamed up with Robert Redford and Paul Allen to Executive Produce the Animal Planet series OCEAN WARRIORS, which won the 2017 Jackson Hole WildLife Film Festival Award for Best Limited Series.