Pitch Joshua Cohen (Sunday, November 13th 2016)

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Pitch Joshua Cohen

Josh is looking for comedy, drama, and grounded sci-fi features under $10MM.

No Horror, Action, or Thriller.


LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, produced by Big Beach Films


Joshua Cohen is a Production and Development Coordinator at Big Beach Films, an independent film financing and production company based in New York and founded by veteran producers Marc Turtletaub & Peter Saraf (SLEEPWALK WITH ME, ADAPTATION, LOUDER THAN BOMBS).

Big Beach has become known for producing award-winning features including the Oscar-winning LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, Steve Carell), Sundance award-winner SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson), the Oscar-nominated LOVING (Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton), the Golden Globe-nominated SHERRYBABY (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michelle Hurst), Sundance Jury Prize-nominee THE KINGS OF SUMMER (Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally), and 3-time Festival award-winner AWAY WE GO (John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph), and 7-time Festival award-winner EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED (Elijah Wood).


Josh is an MFA graduate of the creative producing program at Columbia University, and has written and produced dozens of short films, and was nominated for a Student Academy Award for his work producing the short film Day 39.


Insider info: Josh does NOT like to hear nutshells ("It's X meets Y") in your pitch.


Company credits include:

Little Miss SunshineJoshua CohenLoving (2017) PosterSafety Not Guaranteed

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