With six months to go before the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, EarthxFilm announced Paul Levatino as its executive producer. To commemorate the Earth Day milestone next year, EarthxFilm will screen environmental films from April 17-26, 2020, in conjunction with the EarthX Expo and Conferences.
“I met Paul 20 years ago while working with the Deep Ellum Film Festival when he was on the board,” said Michael Cain, President of EarthxFilm, in a statement. “Since then, he’s become a proven force for bringing big ideas to life for artists, which is what we do at EarthxFilm as we honor and showcase the filmmakers bringing the big issues our planet faces to life on screen. His leadership, charisma, and collaboration will help our filmmakers and partners turn our environmental ambitions into reality.”
Levatino comes to EarthxFilm with more than 20 years of experience with activations, concerts, festivals, events, commercials, and videos. He spent more than 10 years working with Erykah Badu as director of marketing and publicity, and live production manager before becoming general manager for Badu World, Inc.
More recently he was the executive producer for Suzy Batiz, co-founder of Poo-Pourri and supernatural, where he handled marketing and product launches, event productions, and content creation. He served as experiential concept director for The Marketing Arm, a consumer engagement agency, and founded PL Presents in 2007, an event, concert, and brand activation promotion firm.
EarthxFilm, a non-profit organization, launched during the annual EarthX event in 2017 and focuses on films exploring science, conservation, climate change, and the environment. This year’s EarthX event was the world’s largest gathering on environmental change with more than 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, and more than 400 speakers.
Earthx2020 will mark the 10th year of the event along with the 50th year of the Earth Day celebration. EarthX was founded by Trammell S. Crow and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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