Andy Cohen is the President of Grade A Entertainment, a production and management company producing film, television and theatre and representing writers, directors and authors. Before founding Grade A, Andy spent a number of 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 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 Spiderman 1 & 2”) stars Chris Evans (“Captain America”), Octavia Spencer (“The Help”), Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) and Lindsay Duncan (“Birdman”). The film is currently in theaters via Fox Searchlight.
Trying his hand at theatre, Andy conceived of, developed and produced the hit Off-Broadway show, “Heathers – The Musical,” which ran 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 150 licensed productions a year being produced around the world.