Producer Bruce Cohen recently launched Bruce Cohen Productions, adding live events, theater, and new media to his existing film and television businesses.
Previously, working with producing partner Dan Jinks, Bruce produced Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn, which was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Picture by the BAFTA's and the PGA, and received the PGA's Stanley Kramer Award.
The pair won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2000 for producing American Beauty. The film, which won five Oscars, was the first film produced through The Jinks/Cohen Company. Their second film was the comedy Down With Love starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. Other films include Big Fish (nominated as Best Picture for both the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs), The Forgotten, starring Julianne Moore, and John August's directing debut, The Nines, starring Ryan Reynolds and Hope Davis.
In television, Bruce and Dan executive produced the acclaimed ABC series Pushing Daisies, which won a total of 7 Emmys. They also served as executive producers on the series Traveler (ABC) and Side Order of Life (Lifetime). Bruce further executive produced the Emmy-nominated CBS special Movies Rock.
Bruce is completing his second term as Vice President of Motion Pictures of the Producers Guild. He is on the Producer's Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and produced the first ever Governor's Awards for the Academy in November, 2009.