Michael Levitt President; Executive Producer

An Emmy nominated showman who specializes in unforgettable, innovative, 'appointment' television, Michael Levitt has emerged as one of the industry's most sought after producers of event TV programming. His Hollywood-based production company, Michael Levitt Productions, has become a tried and true creative factory for prime time hits of every kind. 

Levitt's track record in creating annual franchises, memorable one-off live events, and successful reality series is a testament to his love of what he does, and his dedication in giving viewers the most magical pop culture moments on television while providing talent with the best possible showcase.

When he's not producing shows, Levitt works tirelessly with animal shelters, and non-profits to place rescue dogs in homes. His own beloved pit bull terriers, Trooper and Nelson, both rescued from dire situations are the mascots for Michael Levitt Productions, as well as dedicated and well-behaved viewers of his work.

 

Jill Goularte | Executive Producer; EVP Casting and Development

A graduate of Cal State University at Northridge, Goularte began her entertainment career in editing on such films as Clueless, RamboMoonwalker, and Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll.

Goularte worked with Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman at Revelations Entertainment where she was an Associate Producer on the film 10 Items or Less, directed by Brad Silberling and starring Freeman and Paz Vega. While it was still in theatres, 10 Items or Less was released as a digital download – the first of its kind to be released via the Internet.

While at Revelations, Goularte served as project manager for Clickstar, which was the first broadband distribution company and was formed as a partnership between Revelations and Intel. In 2006, ClickStar became the first company in digital history to offer premium entertainment and motion picture downloads.

Currently, she serves as VP of Production and Development at Michael Levitt Productions.  She, and her production partner, Michael Levitt, co-created the hit franchise Skin Wars for GSN, the most watched original series ever on the network. The success of Skin Wars led to the spin off series, Fresh Paint (premiered June 2016). Goularte and Levitt's other reality television triumphs include Rambug for A&E, and The All Star Dog Spectacular for FOX. 

Goularte is always developing new titles and most recently is working on the launch of GSN's Window Warriors, a reality competition series focused on the world of window designers. In addition to serving as an Executive Producer on these reality competition series, Goularte also casts each season of the show.

Goularte, an avid tennis and golf enthusiast (though she never has time to play) resides in Los Angeles with her beloved rescue, a West Highland Terrier named Jack.

 

Mike Rothman| Executive Producer

Mike Rothman started his career working on Rock Videos such as Pat Benetar, Twisted Sister and Chaka Khan. After having the opportunity to work on a network special, Mike loved the experience of live television and decided to pursue a career in live events.   Over the last several years, Mike has enjoyed working on specials including the Comedy Central Roasts, The Daytime Emmys, CNN Hero Awards, Hope for Haiti and Shelter from the Storm.

In recent years, Mike has been producing stand up specials for Comedy Central and since 2011, has found a great home Executive Producing award shows with Michael Levitt at Michael Levitt Productions.  When not producing shows, Mike enjoys surfing, playing poker with friends, and of course spending time with his 3 boys and German Shepherd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Hutson | Production Account Manager

A native of Tennessee and graduate of Pepperdine University's business management program, Adam has worked in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years.  He began his career as an intern on the Roseanne Barr talk show in 1999.  In 2000, Adam moved on to a family of production companies that specialized in Award Shows and other televised live events.  Here, he rose to serve as Business Manager and Chief Operating Officer for the in-house operations as well as some other leading producers in the field.

Building upon this experience, Adam used his passion for getting things done and love of building relationships to create Hutson Company.  Launched in 2015,  Hutson Company manages the business side of productions, enabling clients to concentrate on creating and growing instead of getting weighed down with the day-to-day concerns of running a business.  The operation is built on the foundation of customer service and focuses on the well-being of the individuals that make up the entertainment industry, not just number-crunching and paperwork.

 A cornerstone of Hutson Company's business philosophy is Adam's belief in giving back.  A portion of all profits from Hutson Company are donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and San Diego Zoo Global.