Marisa Levy, HUSSLUP

Creator & Development Executive

My Big Fat Fabulous Life


Marisa Levy


Unscripted/Alternative Development + Content Strategy + Creative Consultant

Short & Longform Linear, Digital, Streaming Producer

Available To Work March 12, 2023


Marisa Levy is an award-winning streaming, television, and digital content executive.  Marisa is the rare executive who is equally accomplished creating and selling projects for production companies as she is shepherding networks and brands in successful content strategy.  As Head of Unscripted across BET Networks at ViacomCBS, Marisa oversaw development and production of all unscripted content, launched BET+ streaming channel exceeding subscription goals, expanded their documentary division, and reinvigorated their programming with hit shows American Gangster: Trap Queens, Ruff Ryder Chronicles, No Limit Chronicles, and revamped competition series Sunday Best.  Prior to BET, Marisa served as VP Development at TLC Networks where she created and developed some of the networks' longest running global hits series such as My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Unexpected, Long Island Medium, Sex Sent Me to the ER, Dr. Pimple Popper, Extreme Cheapskates, and 90 Day Fiance. Having lived and worked in media across the US, Europe, India, and South Africa, Marisa's keen understanding of diverse audiences and trends has enabled her to create successful global TV franchises and brand-defining content strategies across an array of platforms - from digital and DTC streaming to cable and broadcast networks. 


Creative Executive, Development Producer, Executive Producer, Head of Content, Head of Development, Senior Vice President-Development, Vice President-Development


Branded Content, Cable, Digital, Feature, Film, Half-Hour, Network, One-Hour, Social Media, Streamer, Television


Competition, Crime, Documentary, Experimental, Family Friendly, Game, Historical, Non-Fiction, Reality, Unscripted, Young Adult

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Color of Change, Film Independent, RealScreen, Television Academy, Women in Film, Women in Media


William Marsh Rice University, BA, University of California, Los Angeles, MA


Los Angeles

Other Skills

Journalist, Teacher/Professor


United States of America


Hindi/Urdu, Spanish




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