Fox has named Lisa Levenson Senior Vice President and Alex Piper Vice President of Alternative Entertainment, it was announced by Simon Andreae, FOX’s Executive Vice President of Alternative Entertainment. Reporting to Andreae, Levenson and Piper will lead the day-to-day management of the network’s returning unscripted programs and specials, and will play key roles in developing and expanding FOX’s pipeline of new unscripted fare.
“Lisa and Alex come to us with strong backgrounds, both as showrunners and as senior production company executives. As such, each is perfectly equipped not only to support our current unscripted slate, but also to help shape the next generation of hit FOX shows. We’re truly delighted to have them join,” said Andreae.
Amy Cohen, a member of Fox’s unscripted team since 2005, has been promoted to Executive Director, Alternative Entertainment. Ms. Cohen, who has played a key role in many of FOX’s biggest unscripted successes, helps oversee such network hits as AMERICAN IDOL, HELL’S KITCHEN and THE X FACTOR. Most recently, she helped launch MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, and continues to oversee the franchise.
Previously, Levenson was Executive Vice President of Development for Cineflix Productions, where she launched the Los Angeles office and oversaw both development and production. Ms. Levenson has also served as an executive producer on numerous unscripted series, including 14 seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” for ABC. She has also held producer roles on CBS’ “Big Brother,” ABC’s “General Hospital” and syndicated hit talk show “The Jerry Springer Show.”
Prior to joining FOX, Piper served as Senior Vice President, Alternative Television for Asylum Entertainment, where he helped develop, launch and oversee Asylum’s unscripted slate. In this role, he executive-produced numerous series, including “Being Mike Tyson” for FOX Sports 1, “The Locator” for WE tv, and “Addicted” for TLC. Piper also served as Supervising Producer on the Peabody Award-winning medical docu-series “Hopkins” for ABC and was a producer for NBC Sports and NBC Olympics, receiving six Emmy Awards for Olympic and other sports events coverage.