Gangster Capitalism is from C13Originals, a division of Cadence13, a leading podcast company recently named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” C13Originals creates original storytelling across business, crime, culture, music, sports, and politics through an immersive, best-in-class audio experience.
DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND CO-WRITER
Zak Levitt is a two-time Emmy, Peabody, Clio, and NAACP Image award-winning filmmaker and commercial director who has written and directed some of the most popular and acclaimed sports documentaries of the last several years including Bad Boys, narrated by Kid Rock, The Doctor, narrated by Chuck D., The Dream Team, narrated by Ed Burns, and The Announcement, the first-person account of Magic Johnson’s discovery that he was HIV-positive and his subsequent fight against the virus.
Levitt recently wrote, directed and executive produced the critically acclaimed #1 hit podcast, Root of Evil: The True Story of the Black Dahlia and the Hodel Family. The eight-part series is hosted by Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile, the great granddaughters of Dr. George Hodel, the person many believe is responsible for America’s most infamous unsolved murder, the Black Dahlia. The series also reveal other horrifying secrets that have rippled across the Hodel family for generations.
DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CO-WRITER AND HOST
Andrew Jenks is one of the most prolific storytellers of his generation. The New York Times says, “Jenks takes his camera to places most of us would just as soon forget.” His work has been featured on HBO, Netflix, ESPN, CNN, MTV, and Discovery. His non-profit, The All American High School Film Festival, is the largest high school student film festival in the world, giving nearly $2 million in scholarships and prizes. Much of Jenks’ work focuses on humanizing individuals oftentimes overlooked or people who have fallen victim to corrupt institutions.
His most recent project, the docu-podcast WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?, produced by Cadence13, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Seven Bucks Productions, reached #1 on the Apple podcast charts.