Los Angeles/Toronto – August 9, 2022 – Blink49 Studios is bolstering its Business & Legal Affairs leadership, welcoming Nicole Ungerman Levinsohn as Senior Vice-President, Business & Legal Affairs, and Daphne Park as Vice-President, Production Finance & Business Affairs.
Based in Los Angeles and reporting to John Morayniss, Blink 49 Studios’ CEO, Levinsohn will be responsible for the structuring, negotiation, documentation and management of Blink49 Studios’ agreements, including agreements to engage talent, acquire underlying rights, and license content. In addition, she will implement and administer standard operating procedures for the company’s development, production and acquisitions, and manage all business-related partnerships. Levinsohn’s wide variety of experience includes SVP of Business and Legal Affairs at UPN, where she similarly managed the Business and Legal Affairs department for 6 years (including negotiating the first network deal for the WWE, as well as for America’s Next Top Model and for Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Prior to this, she spent 6 years at NBC (as both Director and Vice President of Business Affairs), where she was responsible for shows such as Seinfeld, Mad About You and Frasier. Prior to joining NBC, Levinsohn was a Sports and Entertainment attorney at Goodman and Goodman in Toronto, Canada, in addition to serving as the US/Canadian liaison for Western International Communication’s media-related co-venture and tax shelter opportunities. Most recently, she completed instrumental roles as a Business and Legal Affairs executive at both eOne (2020) and Hulu (2022).
Based in Toronto and reporting jointly to Jeff Lynas, Blink49 Studios’ COO, and Levinsohn, Park joins as Vice-President, Production Finance & Business Affairs. Park has an extensive career in the industry holding senior management positions in production finance and business affairs at leading Canadian film and televisions companies. She oversaw the business affairs of projects from development to production through to distribution, and was responsible for production cashflows, interim financing, audits and tax credits. Park played a key role in the structuring and negotiation of production financing with co-production partners, equity investors, and public and private financiers. Prior to joining Blink49, Park was the Vice-President of Business Affairs at Sphere Media Toronto (formerly Sienna Films) where she handled a number of feature films and television series. Most recently, she served as a Co-Executive Producer on the drama series, The Porter (CBC/BET+) and Co-Producer on two seasons of Sort Of (CBC/HBO Max), a critically acclaimed series which garnered numerous awards including the 2022 Peabody Award.
“I’m so thrilled to officially welcome Nicole and Daphne to the Blink49 team,” said Morayniss. “With
Nicole leading the charge from Los Angeles and Daphne in Toronto, we have a group of stellar
executives with a broad and diverse depth of knowledge, experience and relationships covering the
North American and international business, legal and production finance landscape.”
“I have admired John Morayniss as a friend and savvy business executive for decades,” added
Levinsohn. “I am incredibly excited to be joining Blink49 in this role and look forward to working
with Daphne and the rest of the talented and burgeoning team to achieve success – both above and
below the 49th parallel!”
Blink49 Studios is a content venture with Endeavor Content as its anchor investor and lead strategic partner. Focusing heavily on a creative-first approach, Blink49 Studios is dedicated to partnering with best-in-class writers, creators and producers, as well as aggressively pursuing IP in Canada and throughout the world. The indie studio is committed to applying significant resources to support new and diverse Canadian voices.
ABOUT BLINK49 STUDIOS
Co-founded in 2021 by industry veterans CEO John Morayniss, Non-Executive Vice Chair Patrice Theroux, COO Jeff Lynas and CFO Nelson Kuo-Lee, Blink49 Studios is a full-service indie studio focused on the development, production, and monetization of premium scripted and unscripted content for a global market. Headquartered in Toronto with offices in Los Angeles, Blink49 Studios was formed in partnership with its anchor investor and lead strategic partner Endeavor Content. With a combined experience of innovative deal-making and strong relationships in the creative community, Blink49 Studios takes a content-first approach by partnering with best-in-class writers, creators, producers, and talent as well as supporting new and diverse voices.
ABOUT ENDEAVOR CONTENT
Endeavor Content is a global leader in the creation, production and distribution of feature films and premium television series. The studio’s film titles include In the Heights and Just Mercy for Warner Bros., Book Club and 80 for Brady for Paramount Pictures, Blue Miracle for Netflix, Oscar nominated The Lost Daughter for Netflix, Ambulance with Universal Pictures, My Best Friend’s Exorcism for Amazon, and Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth for Apple Original Films. The studio produces premium TV series including the 14 Emmy nominated Severance, Roar, See and Truth Be Told on Apple TV+, Wolf Like Me for Peacock, Life & Beth, Nine Perfect Strangers and Emmy nominated McCartney 3,2,1 for Hulu, and Tokyo Vice for HBO Max. Endeavor Content also handles global distribution for dozens of hit series, including Killing Eve, The Morning Show, Normal People and The Night Manager.
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