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Bruce Cohen

Credits: American Beauty and Silver Linings Playbook

BRUCE COHEN is an Academy Award-winning producer of film, television, theater, and live events.

He won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000, alongside producing partner Dan Jinks, for Sam Mendes’ American Beauty and earned additional Best Picture nominations for Gus Van Sant’s Milk and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook.

He also produced both the film and Broadway musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s Big Fish.

More recently, Cohen produced the Ben Younger’s Bleed For This starring Miles Teller and Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye starring Nicholas Hoult as iconic author J.D. Salinger.

In television, Cohen executive produced ABC’s LGTBQ rights miniseries When We Rise, created and written by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black.

He was nominated for an Emmy Award for producing the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and also served as an executive producer on the Emmy-winning series Pushing Daisies as the event specials Moviesrock and Broadway at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Cohen is a graduate of Yale University and started his film career as the DGA Trainee on Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple.

Cohen resides in New York City with his husband and their daughter.


All Sessions By Bruce Cohen

Feature Producing Masterclass (Session 2)
November 10, 2018 10:45 - 11:45 AM
Screening Room
Feature Producing Masterclass (Session 3)
November 10, 2018 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Columbus Room

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