Michael I. Levy has a degree in Electronic Engineering from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology and is a five decade veteran of the Entertainment Industry. He has been a successful agent, talent manager, studio head and producer.
In 1981, Levy became President and CEO of CBS's new Theatrical Film Group and was a member of CBS's management committee. During his time there, he helped create Tri-Star Motion Pictures, which originally consisted of Columbia Pictures, HBO and The CBS Theatrical Film Group.
In 1984, Levy started his own production company with 20th Century Fox where, within one year, he had over nineteen films in active development with Fox and other major studios and networks. Since forming his own Production Company, he has produced 16 Feature and Television projects in conjunction with different studios including Universal Pictures, Tri Star, MGM, 20th Century Fox, Miramax and Lionsgate.
In 1994, Levy became a Technology Consultant to several highly successful technology companies such as Physical Optics Corp., Broadata Corp Inc., Optikey, and Bauer Climate Control Systems to name a few. Mr. Levy is presently on the Board of Advisors of Saffron Technologies.
Internationally Levy has been doing business in Mainland China since the 80’s and in Hong Kong late 70's. With partners he formed American Emerging Technologies (AET), who presently have a seat on the Shanghai United Assets and Equity Exchange (formerly known as the Shanghai Technology Stock Exchange). AET was the first non-Chinese organizations on the exchange and one of three US companies.
AET imports and exports technologies (USA allowed) that are approved by the Chinese Government for worldwide use. Levy is also partnered in several different partnerships doing business in China, Singapore, Korea, Japan as well as, other Southeast Asian countries. Levy has been a consultant for endeavors in the US as well as internationally in Ghana, Singapore, Israel, UK, Korea and New Mexico.