Schitt’s Creek Alum Dan Levy Launches Not A Real Production Company, Appoints Megan Zehmer as President of Television and Film


Dan Levy is launching a new production company with longtime publicist Megan Zehmer.

The duo team up on Not a Real Production Company, with Zehmer set to serve as the company’s president of film and television. In this role, she will oversee current development while seeking to expand the company’s range.

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“Megan navigated the public relations rollout for the ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Emmy campaign with an impressive level of skill, taste and ingenuity,” Levy said. “Her work speaks for itself at this point, but what has really impressed me throughout this process is her sensitivity to never being exploited. Maintaining the integrity of the series has always been paramount to her. , and that’s not always the case. It’s a rare gift to be able to lead with heart and head. And that’s precisely the skills I was looking for in a partner for Not A Real Production Company – someone with impeccable taste that could approach our development with both a shrewd understanding of the business side of things and a real sensitivity to the humanity of the creative process.. Ultimately, my goal for this company is to continue to produce and to create elevated projects across all mediums, genres and formats that resonate with people in a meaningful way.And I’m thrilled to say that our current slate of projects exceeds all of our expectations.

It was announced in September 2021 that Levy had signed an overall TV deal with Netflix which also included a first look deal for the film. The TV portion of the deal is expected to begin shortly after Levy’s current overall deal with ABC Signature expires.

“To be privileged to know Dan is to know that his work is a true reflection of his heart,” Zehmer said. “Seeing him bring immeasurable amount of good to the world through ‘Schitt’s Creek’ was easily one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life, and there is no one I believe in more than him. He happens to be also that I love him very much! Our foundation of mutual trust and respect, borderline telepathic shorthand, and a shared creative vision made this next step in our partnership almost inevitable. And the fact that our first project together was Dan’s film , for which he wrote one of the most special screenplays I’ve read in a long time, is overwhelming to say the least.

Levy is best known as the co-creator, star, and executive producer of the original Pop series “Schitt’s Creek.” The comedy show, which Levy co-created with his father Eugene Levy, became a huge hit after being discovered by audiences on Netflix. The show’s final season swept the major comedy categories at the 2020 Emmys, including Best Comedy Series and All Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor and Actress awards.

Not a Real Production Company‘s upcoming projects include the cooking competition series “The Big Brunch” on HBO Max that Levy will host and judge, as well as an untitled Netflix movie in which Levy will star, write, direct and produce. with Zehmer also producing. Levy is also working on the adult animated comedy “Standing By” at Hulu, which he co-created with Ally Pankiw.

Levy and Not A Real Production Company are replaced by WME, MGMT Entertainment, 42West and Morris Yorn.

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