LEE MICHAEL COHN
For over 25 years, Lee Michael Cohn has held an international reputation as a producer, writer, director, and acting coach. As a feature film producer, Lee recently produced Bachelor Lions for RiverRock Films, starring James Maslow, David Arquette, Jon Lovitz, Robert Davi, Rene Olstead, and Mitchel Musso. He is currently producing their next film, Seven Days as a Kingpin, starring Adrien Brody and James Maslow. Lee is currently developing several TV and feature films projects with RiverRock that he has written or co-written. Lee was also an original member of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City, which he co-founded with David Mamet, William H. Macy, Clark Gregg, and Felicity Huffman among others.
Lee is an alumnus of the Warner Bros. Comedy Writers Workshop, Hollywood’s most prestigious showcase for new comedy writers, where he was one of 25 writers selected annually out of over 700 applicants. He is also co-author of A Practical Handbook For The Actor, the all-time best-selling acting textbook that is required reading in hundreds of theatre programs and has been translated into Dutch, Japanese, Turkish, and Chinese. The Handbook is also the #1 best-selling acting book on Amazon.com and has sold over 300,000 copies.
Lee wrote and directed the independent TV pilot Crime Share for Route 17 Productions. He was also the director and co-creator of Inside Private Lives, the hit theatrical show that was the LA Weekly Pick of the Week, recommended twice by the LA Times, received a rave in the NY Times, and placed in the Top 10 at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival out of over 2,000 shows. It also won the SF Fringe Festival in the “Best Comedy/Improv” category. He has optioned numerous film and TV projects, and is currently writing and directing an independently produced and financed TV pilot.
Lee is proud to be a Third Degree Black Belt in Ninjutsu, the Warrior Art of the Ninja, and he tends to get annoyed when people ask him to pass through walls or dress up like a turtle. He is proudest of all to be the father of two amazing young women, actress/writer Danielle Cohn and photographer Ava Cohn.