Award winning visual effects company names industry veteran Karin Levinson head of features & television content.
NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES -- New York City-based art + technology company The-Artery is expanding its operations into Los Angeles. Concurrently, the creative studio has named industry veteran Karin Levinson as its Head of Features and Television Content. Levinson will helm the new LA office, and will spearhead new business initiatives across the mediums of Film, Television, Advertising, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
The-Artery has recently produced visual effects for several feature film and television projects. These include Netflix’s thriller film The Discovery, starring Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara; the critically acclaimed feature film Norman, starring Richard Gere; the Netflix series The Get Down, and Showtime’s hit series Billions. Recently, the company has also produced visual effects for advertising campaigns promoting Allegra and IZOD; visual effects featured within the television promotion of the Broadway show Anastasia; visual content for the VMA Awards; and creating Social Content for Pepsi.
In addition, The-Artery’s recently launched Experiential Division creates transformative and immersive experiences for a diverse range of global brands. To date, these experiences have included projects for Cartier/Fifth Avenue, New York; TOPSHOP, Soho, New York; the Tel Aviv Museum; the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow; Radio City Music Hall’s legendary Rockettes; and the Expo Milan 2015, among others. The-Artery also enjoys a special artistic collaboration with acclaimed video artist Ronen Sharabani, a 2006 Cannes Gold Lion winner. This collaboration develops and presents innovative and original Video Content and Virtual Reality to museums, art galleries, and other special location-based artistic venues around the world.
“We are thrilled to have Karin on our team, and to have the capacity and capability to expand into LA, where so many of our clients, and potential clients, are based,” said Deborah Sullivan, EP and Managing Director for The-Artery, regarding the launch of their new LA office and the hiring of Levinson. “Karin has a fantastic network across film, television, advertising, digital technologies and social media. Her relationships and work experience provide us a strong position to broaden our foothold within the entertainment industry, and to heighten our brand’s visibility.”
“I’m thrilled to be a part of The-Artery given the company’s internal talent and broad range of creative and technical capabilities,” Levinson added. “The creative studio provides a high-end, full-service approach to creating content across all platforms.”
Levinson brings a unique and diverse background to The-Artery. Prior to joining the creative studio, she served as the VP of Marketing and Content Development at Eclipse, an entertainment advertising agency. She was also the Director of Marketing and New Business Development at the award-winning entertainment advertising agency Ant Farm.
Earlier, Levinson had been the EVP, Features & Television, at Artemple Hollywood, during which time she worked on HBO’s series Vinyl, the Warner Bros. film Entourage, New Line Cinema’s film War Dogs, and Fox Sports Weather-Controlled Digital Billboards Content for FIFA Women’s World Cup as Artemple’s Executive Producer.
Levinson also worked for several years at the prominent visual effects house Gravity (formerly RhinoFX) as the company’s EVP, Features and Television and Executive Producer. While there, she was responsible for procuring VFX work on such feature films as Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tower Heist, The Adjustment Bureau, Begin Again, Salt, The Other Guys, Arthur, Ghost Town, The Reader, I Love You Phillip Morris, and The Nanny Dairies, among many others.
Prior to that post, Levinson served as the Executive Producer and VFX Producer at Black Box Digital, which was noted for its groundbreaking design on Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report and A.I. While at Black Box Digital, she was also involved with such films as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Hellboy, Domino, The Island, National Treasure, After The Sunset, and Bee Season.
Earlier in her career as an independent producer, Levinson produced the HBO feature documentary Let Me In - I Hear Laughter (A Salute to the Friars Club). After getting her start as an apprentice film editor on New Line Cinema’s The Mask, Levinson also worked at both Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks SKG for several years.