Bennett Cohen, Director
A graduate of Yale University’s Yale School of Drama, Bennett Cohen has had a career that’s covered a wide range of film and television, including writing, producing, feature film development, and teaching. As a writer and producer, Cohen has had numerous productions made for television, working in such genres as thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and war, and with such companies as Showtime, Paramount Television, Universal Television, and Fox Television, ITVS, and PBS, among others. He has also adapted two novels for the screen, Jack Higgins’s Night of the Fox and Roderick Thorpe’s Rainbow Drive. His ITVS/PBS screenplay The Fix was nominated for a Humanitas Award. As a journalist, he has also written a number of nonfiction articles, as well as the nonfiction book The Zebra Murders, which has been optioned as a motion picture by DreamWorks and Plan B Productions.
Maurice James, Producer
Maurice James is the president of Mojo Pictures, a Los Angeles-based television and film production company. James co-created and co-executive produced an A&E Network reality TV pilot with their award-winning production partners Stick Figure Productions. Mojo Pictures is also producing a Brazilian music documentary film with Academy Award-nominated director Fernando Meirelles and acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom called Tropicalia. James is an award-winning graduate of the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC School for Cinema and Television and has been working in the film and television industry in a variety of capacities for the past six years.