Jed Leventhall Biograph
Jed Leventhall started his career at London Weekend Television in current affairs in 1976 and was quickly promoted to Programme Manager of ITV Network’s flagship series “Weekend World”. He went on to manage all the company’s current affairs and features programming and was instrumental in setting up and running such landmark series as “The 6 O’Clock Show” and LWT’s first Telethon.
With the advent of Channel 4 and the beginning of the independent production sector Jed moved on to become the General Manager of Diverse Productions. During his time there Diverse went on to become one of the Country’s largest Independent Producers.
In 1987 Jed set up IPH to help new producers enter and succeed in the Independent Production marketplace. He has worked with many well known independent producers assisting them to grow and flourish. He has helped develop, finance and manage landmark productions like “The Word”, “dinnerladies” and “Little Britain Abroad”.
Jed has also consulted for many large international producers and broadcasters including Walt Disney, Sony, Warners, the BBC and ITV Network Centre. His work in this area has taken him all over Europe, Russia and Australia.
In his own right he has produced a 13 hour international kids drama series “Stick With Me Kid” which was winner of the Silver Award at the New York Film Festival and the “The Disney Channel Kids Awards” which won the BAFTA Kids Vote in 2001.
As an Executive Producer in entertainment Jed has been involved with “Mock The Week”, “The Revenge Files Of Alistair Fury” and “For One Night Only”.
In Drama he has worked on “18 Months To Balcombe Street” directed by Stephen Frears, he was the Production Executive on the award winning “Long Walk To Finchley” and most recently on BBC2’s event drama “Margaret”.
Jed has been involved with Big Bear Films since its inception helping Marcus and John produce “My Hero”, “Strange”, “Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook” and “Big Top”, which he executive produced.
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