Craig Cohen is a partner and head of the Entertainment Law Division at the New York City law firm of McCue Sussmane Zapfel & Cohen P.C. A 1992 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Craig took an unconventional route-entering the mailroom at International Creative Management-quickly rising through the ranks and becoming a talent agent. Craig spent a decade as an agent, ultimately joining Abrams Artists Agency in New York where he helped propel and guide the careers of young talent such as Zach Braff and Kerry Washington.
Craig has served as production counsel on numerous motion pictures and television series. Clients include Trigger Street Independent, which has produced such films as Bernard and Doris, starring Ralph Fiennes and Susan Sarandon and The Good Student starring Hayden Panetierre, actor/producer Holt McCallany (Netflix’s Mindhunters), actor/writer/director Sean Gullette (Pi, Traitors), actor, director Rie Rasmussen (Angel-A), award winning director Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline) and Dana Distortion & Fred Armisen for their new documentary feature, I’m Not With The Band. Craig also represents Jamie Hector’s (The Wire, Bosch) new venture, Ovrdo, a production company with a slate of diversity-based film and television projects. Literary clients include best-selling authors Jenny Lawson (Let’s Pretend This Never Happened), Jim Higdon (Cornbread Mafia) and Richard Paul Evans (The Michael Vey Series).
Craig has also produced and/or executive produced a number of feature films including Southern Belles starring Anna Faris and Justin Chambers, Beware The Gonzo starring Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz and Amy Sedaris, Puncture starring Chris Evans and The Brooklyn Banker starring Paul Sorvino, Troy Garity and David Proval.
Craig is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the New York Production Alliance (NYPA), an organization of entertainment industry professionals whose mission includes providing educational and employment opportunities in film/television in New York State, creating a diversity task force for the New York film and television community as well as successfully lobbying State legislators with respect to the renewal of the New York State Film Production Tax Rebate Program.