About

Two pivotal moments in Mark Levin’s life lead him to where he is today – receiving his first guitar at age 12, and a friend loaning him ‘On The Road’ by Jack Kerouac in high school. From that moment on, the world became his playground.

Losing his hearing at the age of three never slowed Mark down. Graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 2008 with a B.A. in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management, concentrating in Music Business, he has an all around passion for the music and entertainment industry. In 2015 Mark helped co-found DPAN.tv, amongst his many roles in helping build the network, he worked as an Associate Producer and Director of DTV News.  He also has worked closely with internationally renowned Deaf Hip-Hop performer Sean Forbes as his guitarist, and previously his Tour & Event Manager. Prior to his current role at DPAN.tv, he worked for D-PAN: Deaf Professional Arts Network holding many roles including, Assistant Director of Film, Content Manager, Social Media & Merchandise manager, and more. In addition to being part of a creative team that has filmed over 20 music videos with millions of views worldwide, he DJ’s various events and parties, has worked multiple major music festivals across the country for 12 years, been involved with TV production, and has acted in both Film & Theatre. He has a passion for inspiring others, and changing the worlds perception of the ever-growing talents of the Deaf community.

KY perf. 1Photo Credit: Adrean Mangiardi

Paradise Road is all things entertainment that Mark encompasses.  He has vast music business and video production experience ranging from management, touring, production, and more. Working full-time in the industry for 10+ years and immersing himself in the industry, he is always striving to stay one step ahead, and on top of current and leading industry trends.

Experience a journey down Paradise Road – If you’d like to arrange a consultation, interview,  guest lecture, DJ gig, performance, or more, send him an email!

Photo Credit: Adrean Mangiardi
Photo Credit: Adrean Mangiardi

 

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Video Portfolio

Mark has worked on 25+ music videos garnering over 4.5 million views, here are a few of the videos he has worked on and helped create, with positions ranging from Assistant Director, Location Scout, Casting Director, Production Assistant, Performer, and various other roles.

Sean Forbes – Two Blown Speakers
2017, Mangiardi Films – Performer

Different Colors – Walk The Moon
2015, D-PAN Productions – Assistant Director

‘A Lil Louder (Clap Your Hands)’ – Rance Allen Group
2015, Mangiardi Films – Assistant Director
*Nominated for Gospels Musics  2015″Stellar Awards” Video of the Year.

‘Wrecking Ball’ – Miley Cyrus
2014, Mangiardi Films – Assistant Director & Location Scout



‘Vendetta’ – Wawa

2014, Mangiardi Films – On-site Liaison

‘You Bought The Sunshine’ – The Clark Sisters
2013, D-PAN Productions- Assistant Director

‘Fireflies’ – Owl City
2013, D-PAN Productions – Assistant Director

‘It’s Time’ – Imagine Dragons
2013 , D-PAN Productions – Assistant Director

‘Watch These Hands’ – Sean Forbes
2012, Mangiardi Films – Assistant Director

‘Last Night’ – Motherfunker
2012, Mangiardi Films – Assistant Director

‘Hammer’ – Sean Forbes
2012, Mangiardi Films & Ovation Network – Assistant Director

‘Def Deaf Girls’ – Sean Forbes
2012, Mangiardi Films – Performer, Casting, Location Scout, Production Assistant

‘Secret Fears’ – KGBGs
2012, Mangiardi Films & Ovation Network – Assistant Director

‘We Interrupt This Program’ – Sean Forbes
2011, Mangiardi Films – Assistant Director, Performer (Abraham Lincoln Mask)

‘Don’t Let Anything Hold You Back’ – Sean Forbes ft. ML Leibler
2011, Mangiardi Films – Production Assistant

‘We’re Going To Be Friends’ – The White Stripes
2011, D-PAN Productions and Lucky Airlines – Production Assistant

‘Let’s Mambo’ – Sean Forbes
2010, D-PAN Productions – Performer (Cello player on stage)

‘I’m Deaf’ – Sean Forbes
2010, Mangiardi Films – Production Assistant

Press

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OCTOBER D-PAN Artist Feature

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10/14/14 – Hip in Detroit interview

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Vice Magazine – June 2014

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Detroit Free Press – ‘You Brought The Sunshine’ D-PAN Video Shoot – November 2013

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Silent Grapevine Interview
Silent Grapevine Interview – 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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– ABC 7 Chicago – Sept. 2013

– Live on Fox in the Morning – St. Louis – 2013

Articles

This page consists of articles and blogs I have written, that have been published by other websites.
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10/8/14 – Limping Chicken Article: Inspiration in the Deaf Community

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3/24/14 – Hands and Voices Article: Empowering Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth through Music Videos

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1/27/14 – Limping Chicken Article: Power of No

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5th most read article on the Limping Chicken website
10/23/13 – Limping Chicken Article: Eradicate the term “hearing impaired”

*Article went internationally viral 2 years in a row. Has been used in numerous educational and academic environments to encourage discussion and debate.
In the top 10 articles of all times on the Limping Chicken website.

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