Andy Cohen is the President of Grade A Entertainment, a production and management company producing film, television and theatre and representing writers, directors, authors, intellectual property and personalities in feature film, TV, and theatre. Before founding Grade A, Andy spent ten years as both an executive and a producer. In all, Andy has been involved in the development, sale and/or production of over 80 film projects, 30 television movies and 30 series. He currently has an eclectic slate of projects set up at the studios, networks and independent financiers.
Andy’s background includes executive positions with Norman Lear’s Act III Productions (FRIED GREEN TOMATOES), Permut Presentations (DRAGNET, BLIND DATE, FACE/OFF), and Orr and Cruickshank Productions (THREE MEN AND A BABY, FATHER OF THE BRIDE, SISTER ACT). His credits include: Associate Producer of the Touchstone Pictures comedy CAPTAIN RON; Co-Producer of the Warner Brothers comedy IT TAKES TWO; Co-Producer of Warners BILLBOARD DAD; Executive Producer of Lifetime Television’s Christmas film A CHANCE OF SNOW; Executive Producer of The Disney Channel’s THE POOF POINT; and Producer of Sony’s feature film UNTRACEABLE, starring Diane Lane and directed by Gregory Hoblit. Andy’s latest film, GIFTED, written by Tom Flynn and directed by Marc Webb (500 DAYS OF SUMMER, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 1 & 2) starred Chris Evans (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Octavia Spencer (THE HELP), Jenny Slate (OBVIOUS CHILD) and Lindsay Duncan (BIRDMAN). The film came out in early 2017 via Fox Searchlight to rave reviews and is one of the top grossing indie films of the year.
In theatre, Andy conceived of, developed and produced the hit Off-Broadway show, “Heathers – The Musical,” which ran for five months at the New World Stages in New York. The award-winning show had over 150 performances and was seen by 40,000 people. It is now being developed as a feature film. Currently, there are over 200 licensed productions a year being produced around the world.