A graduate of Syracuse University and Los Angeles native, Matthew Levin got his start working on HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO, where he directed several multi-camera shoots, including Harry Shearer’s “J. Edgar!” featuring John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, and Christopher Guest.
Shortly after, Levin co-founded Captured Live Productions, where he produced the AdLib Comedy Series for Sony Entertainment, co-partnered with Sprint to launch the first ever 24-hour mobile comedy network and was brought on to produce X’s, critically acclaimed 25th anniversary special, X: Live in Los Angeles. Levin directed multiple television specials while at Captured Live, including Pretty, Funny Women, (Chelsea Handler); William Shatner’s Has Been Live, (William Shatner/Ben Folds/Henry Rollins); and interviews with Ann and Nancy Wilson for Heart: Dreamboat Annie Live.
Levin has produced and directed several television specials for multi-platinum recording artist, Yanni, including Yanni Live at El Morro, World Without Borders and Yanni: A Living Legacy, the latter of which was the first television special produced under the Levin Productions banner. Levin worked with Disney/Hollywood Records recording artist, Nathan Pacheco, on his debut PBS special before re-joining Yanni on his 2013 world tour throughout Europe and Asia.
Levin was hired in late 2013 to help launch BiteSizeTV, where he co-created Hollywood Today Live for FOX Television and served as an Executive Producer on the show's initial 6-week run, ushering it to a full-year pickup. Levin also directed several specials in conjunction with Dave Stewart's Weapons of Mass Entertainment featuring live performances and interviews with Ringo Starr, Billy Ray Cyrus, Drake Bell and many others.
In 2014, Levin joined Harpo Productions for Oprah: Where are They Now on the OWN Network, conducting in-depth celebrity interviews with guests including Leah Remini, Kenny Rogers, Master P and Lisa Rinna-- the latter of which earned him a guest appearance on Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
On January 1, 2015, The Oprah Winfrey Network aired an all-day series of civil rights specials, for which Levin's work was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Later that year, Levin collaborated with Yanni again for a massive production at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt, which aired on PBS throughout 2016.
Also an accomplished photographer, Levin is currently focused on his growing library of travel imagery, with several exciting projects in the works.