Friday, September 19, 2008

Out in Film: Bruce Cohen

Idol worship: Bruce Cohen, producer.

- With his production partner, Dan Jinks, he runs Jinks-Cohen Productions and shared several Best Picture awards (including the Oscar, Producers Guild, BAFTA and Golden Globe) for American Beauty.

- His many other producing credits include Hook; Alive; The Flintstones (and its sequel); To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; Mousehunt; Down with Love; Big Fish; The Forgotten; The Nines and this year's Milk, which just may bring him another Academy Award.

- Also active in television, his TV projects include Traveler, Side Order of Life, Pushing Daisies, last year's Movies Rock special and the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games.

- Congratulations are in order: he just wed his partner, art consultant Gabriel Catone, this past June. Their close friend, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, officiated the ceremony.

- More congratulations are in order: "As a producer, philanthropist and activist, Bruce Cohen has been one of the singular most influential supporters of Outfest and LGBT filmmakers" and thus will be honored at this year's Outfest Legacy Awards next week. The gala benefit will raise funds for the group's LGBT film preservation project.

UPDATE: The Advocate has a full report on this year's Outfest Legacy Awards.

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