Talent Manager. Producer. Author. Speaker.
Frederick Levy is the owner of Management 101, a firm that guides the careers of actors, models, writers, and directors. In addition to his day-to-day management of clients, he also develops and produces feature films and television programs.
Frederick recently produced the feature film SINS OF OUR YOUTH starring Lucas Till, Joel Courtney, and Ally Sheedy. His film, GEOGRAPHY CLUB based on the YA novel of the same name by Brent Hartinger, won the Audience Award for first US dramatic feature at Los Angeles Outfest in 2013, and was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Film-Limited Release in 2014. Frederick was also the co-creator and executive producer of DANCE ON SUNSET that aired on Nickelodeon. Previously, he was the executive producer of Unknown starring Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Joey Pantoliano, and Jeremy Sisto, which was released by The Weinstein Company. Frederick was also a producer onFRAILTY, starring Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey, for Lions Gate Films. Levy also served as the US Casting Director on BIG In AMERICA, RTL Germany’s version of the hit US TV show MAKING THE BAND.
Before founding Management 101, Levy was the Vice President of Development and Production at Marty Katz Productions. While there, the company produced THE GREAT RAID for Miramax Films, directed by John Dahl, and starring Benjamin Bratt, THE FOUR FEATHERS for Miramax Films and Paramount Pictures, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Wes Bentley and Heath Ledger, IMPOSTOR for Dimension films, directed by Gary Fleder, and starring Gary Sinise and Madeline Stowe, REINDEER GAMES, directed by John Frankenheimer, and starring Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron, James Cameron’s TITANIC for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, MR. WRONG starring Ellen DeGeneres for Touchstone Pictures and MAN OF THE HOUSE starring Chevy Chase and Jonathan Taylor Thomas for Walt Disney Pictures. Before joining Marty Katz Productions, Frederick worked for InterMedia/FilmEquities, Inc. which financed and packaged films.
Aside from his producing chores, Levy is also the author of seven books about the entertainment industry. Levy's titles include: ACTING IN YOUNG HOLLYWOOD: A CAREER GUIDE FOR KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS WHO PLAY YOUNG TOO (Watson-Guptill, 2009), 15 MINUTES OF FAME: BECOMING A STAR IN THE YOUTUBE REVOLUTION (Alpha Books, 2008), SHORT FILMS 101: HOW TO MAKE A SHORT AND LAUNCH YOUR FILMMAKING CAREER (Perigee Books, 2004), THE HOLLYWOOD WAY: A YOUNG MOVIE MOGUL’S SAVVY BUSINESS TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN ANY CAREER (St. Martin’s Press, 2002), THE ULTIMATE BOY BAND BOOK (Pocket Books, 2000), and HOLLYWOOD 101: THE FILM INDUSTRY (Renaissance, 2000), a two-time Los Angeles Times Best Seller. His most recent book, CHILDREN ON SCREEN: LANDING A ROLE IN FILM AND TELEVISION: A GUIDE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS was published by Oberon Books last year.
Frederick began his Hollywood career as a studio guide at Universal Studios Hollywood. He got his start in television working as a Guest Coordinator on more than a dozen shows including LOVE CONNECTION and STUDS. He also worked in professional radio as producer of THE MORNING MAGAZINE on KWNK, Los Angeles, and the syndicated THEN & NOW and THE CELEBRITY DJ PARTY, both of which he also created.
Levy is a proud member of the Television Academy. He served on the board of directors for the Tahoe-Reno International Film Festival (T-RIFF). He has served as the West Coast Director of the National Association of College Broadcasters. Frederick graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business/Marketing. He currently teaches film classes at the School of Cinematic Arts at his alma mater. Consistently busy with a multitude of diverse media projects, Frederick is most proud of his work with the Starlight Foundation for which he produced two celebrity charity benefits that raised money to help seriously ill children.
Levy is an avid speaker on the lecture circuit having lectured at Harvard, Yale, NYU, USC, Rutgers, Emerson College, and Boston University, and numerous actor and writer seminars throughout the country. He has been a featured guest on many TV and radio talk shows including Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, MTV, VH-1, Starz!, CBS News, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, and CNN.