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Christopher Kikis | Thoma Kikis | Nicholas Levis | Cherise Wolas | Alan Zelenetz

 

Nicholas Levis Nicholas Levis

Mr. Levis possesses extensive experience in commercial, advertising and independent film production. Over the past ten years, he has worked on more than three hundred commercials, produced commercials worldwide -- in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Greece, and Mexico -- and worked closely with production companies from South America, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and Italy, for such major clients as Trident, Coca-Cola, Visa, Celebrex, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, and Listerine, among many others. As a freelance commercial producer, Mr. Levis worked with companies such as EUE Screen Gems, Ridley Scott and Associates, H.S.I., and Crossroads. His advertising experience includes consulting to J. Walter Thompson, Saatchi and Saatchi, Ogilvey and Mather, Wunderman, BBDO, and other major firms. Mr. Levis has also worked on music videos for artists such as Mariah Carey, The Rolling Stones, DMX, and many others and has produced various independent feature films with burgeoning directors. His freelance career has provided him with vast experience in budgeting for commercials, films, music videos, and other media productions both in the U.S. and internationally.

As a founding member of Ovie, Mr. Levis’s extensive line producing skills are essential. His expertise includes, among other things, negotiating crew, equipment, union, insurance, domestic and international tax incentives, and other physical production agreements. He insures that any financial issues in Ovie’s feature film budgets are highlighted and resolved, and that the determined budget is appropriate for the specific script content. As a result of his experience, Ovie is able to maximize the power of its budgets, through incentives, rebates and global savings. Mr. Levis also oversees the specialized entertainment accounting firms employed by Ovie for the company and its film productions. Mr. Levis continues to produce commercials under Ovie’s BrandCinema banner.

He graduated with a BFA in Performing Arts from Emerson College in Boston.