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Levity Talent hires Jennie Church-Cooper as director-producer

EXCLUSIVE: Peabody Award-winning manager and producer Jennie Church-Cooper has joined the Levity Talent team.

Church-Cooper has spent the last 15 years working with comedy singer-songwriters – researching, cultivating and propelling them into careers as television and feature writers, showrunners, directors, podcasters, actors and more. She comes from Haven Entertainment, where she spent the last eight years. Before that, she built her roster of multi-hyphenate talents over seven years at Principato Young Entertainment (now Artists First).

The clients Church-Cooper brings with her include her brother Joel Church-Cooper, a showrunner whose single-camera comedy Becoming Dutch is in development at Fox; Felicia Day, who recently won an Audie Award for her Audible Original podcast Third eye; Zibby Allen, who is currently filming season 6 of Netflix Virgin River; creator Blakely Thornton; podcaster and Emmy nominee Ted Lasso scribe Dylan Marron; showrunners Erin Gibson (Tiny Toons Looniversity) and Shauna McGarry (The second best hospital in the galaxy); Jerry Minor, currently recurring as Mr. Morton in Abbott Elementary School; Bryan Safi, star of 9-1-1 and co-host with Erin Gibson of the podcast Attitudes; Alyssa Limperis, currently filming a role in the final season of What we do in the shadows; and comedian James Adomian, whose special Path of greatest resistance will debut this summer, among other things.

In addition to numerous comedy specials, Church-Cooper executive produced the Netflix talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which lasted six seasons. Since 2019, she also serves on the steering committee of the nonprofit Yes, And Laughter Lab, a competitive incubation lab, pitch program, and showcase that champions and amplifies diverse writers and performers creating new comedy on important topics.

“I’m excited to bring my roster of writers and multi-features to Levity Entertainment,” the manager-producer told Deadline. “I have long admired Levity’s legendary roster of comedians and his ability to build enormous careers. I am very excited to join this company of passionate, like-minded managers and get started with my phenomenal clients! »

Judi Marmel, founding partner of Levity, added: “As Levity continues to grow our team and clients to new heights, Jennie’s passion and tireless work ethic are the perfect complement. His taste for comedic talent is exceptional and I look forward to continuing to build the Levity team alongside him.

Founded in 2009, Levity’s other notable clients include Taylor Tomlinson, Bert Kreischer, Leanne Morgan, Fortune Feimster, Dusty Slay, and Rosebud Baker, to name a few.

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