Peter Cohn, director/producer/writer
Peter Cohn is a New York-based writer and film maker.
“Golden Venture” is his second feature and his first documentary.
He produced, co-wrote and directed "Drunks," a film set in a Manhattan Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, starring Richard
Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Dianne Wiest, Parker Posey and Spalding Gray. “Drunks” was shown at Sundance in 1996, premiered
on Showtime and was released in 1997 to widespread critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “superbly realized.”
"Drunks" won the motion picture industry's Prism Award for 1997, in recognition of the film's realistic depiction of alcohol
and drug addiction.
Cohn has extensive experience in film distribution via the web and emarketing. He was a creator of
New Day Digital,
the streaming site of the New Day Films film maker collective. More than 90 social issue documentaries
stream from the site.
He has written screenplays for Fox, Disney,
MGM and a wide range of US and European independent producers.
publications include "The Official Stockbrokers Handbook" (Putnam, 1985) and "The Reagan Report" (Doubleday, 1984).
He was a co-founder of Off The Wall Street Journal, a satirical newspaper distributed nationally in 1982 and 1983.
Other satirical publications include "Meet Mr. Bomb" and "The Irrational Inquirer."
He began his writing career as a journalist, first at the Richmond Times Dispatch and then at the Hartford Courant.
He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he was editor of the student newspaper, The Chicago Maroon.