Sharon Levy serves as Chief Executive Officer for Endemol Shine North America, the Banijay-owned independent production studio behind the Emmy Award-nominated LEGO Masters, MasterChef, and the highly-anticipated scripted drama Ripley. Named as one of the “Most Powerful Producers in Unscripted TV” by The Hollywood Reporter, Levy leads all aspects of the business and its growth.
Since joining Endemol Shine North America in 2017 as President, Unscripted and Scripted TV, Levy, an award-winning producer and executive, successfully reconfigured the studio’s Los Angeles-based programming team to work more closely with Banijay’s myriad global production companies. Her development slate includes new originals as well as projects with co-owned labels worldwide featuring marquis talent such as Will Arnett, John Cena, Nicole Byer, Keke Palmer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, John Cusack, Steve Zaillian, Gillian Flynn, and more. In 2021, Levy was promoted to Chief Content Officer.
During her tenure with Endemol Shine North America, Levy has launched and overseen hits such as FOX’s wildly-successful and Emmy Award-nominated LEGO Masters , TBS’ revamped Wipeout, Foodtastic on Disney+, The Courtship (USA/Peacock), a new version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for HGTV, and the highly-anticipated original series, Ripley. Levy also leads Endemol Shine’s top-rated food competition franchises, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior.
Prior to joining Endemol Shine, Levy served as Executive Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV where she oversaw the acquisition, creation, and production of unscripted series, scripted series, and documentaries, successfully transforming the network’s brand identity with hits such as Ink Master, Bar Rescue, Auction Hunters, and Deadliest Warrior.
In 2022, Levy helped orchestrate a partnership between Endemol Shine North America and EveryWoman Studios to expand the Propelle Program, an initiative designed to give up-and-coming female creators more opportunities in unscripted TV. As part of this initiative, Endemol Shine North America underwrote a new format category within the Propelle Program, pairing female creators with industry mentors to help develop the next batch of unscripted hit series.