Flip the script of your life with Cindy Cowan

Flip the script of your life with Cindy Cowan

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in CCE Press | No Comments

Cindy Cowan co-founded Initial Entertainment Group (IEG) with Graham King in 1995, and it became the leading film production and foreign sales company. On episode 52 of the LenJones Party of 2 Podcast, we are joined by the Co-founder of IEG and Founder of Cindy Cowan Entertainment, Cindy Cowan. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen […]

Miami Raised. Cali Based: Cindy Cowan

Miami Raised. Cali Based: Cindy Cowan

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in CCE Press | No Comments

Although Miami raised American film producer Cindy Cowan is based in Cali, her love for Miami remains strong. We had the pleasure of spending the day with Cindy and got to experience first hand what a grounded and down to earth individual she is. On our first email exchange, you mentioned that you were originally […]

Omni Cultural TV Fest in Partnership with NATPE Reaches Thousands at Inaugural Showcase for TV and OTT Distribution

Omni Cultural TV Fest in Partnership with NATPE Reaches Thousands at Inaugural Showcase for TV and OTT Distribution

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in News & Reviews | No Comments

More than 2,000 industry professionals and filmmakers attended the all-day event that connects diverse and emerging producers with industry professionals and distributors HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Omni Cultural TV Fest (OCTVF) in partnership with NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives) announced that the first showcase on May 1, 2019 at the […]

Omni Cultural TV Fest Success Prompts NATPE To Commit to 2nd Annual in 2020

Omni Cultural TV Fest Success Prompts NATPE To Commit to 2nd Annual in 2020

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Omni Cultural TV Fest 2020 Returns Spring 2020 Submissions Period Opens June 30, 2019 More than 2,000 industry professionals and filmmakers attended the all-day event that connects diverse and emerging producers with industry professionals and distributors Omni Cultural TV Fest (OCTVF) in partnership with NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives) announced that the first […]

Cindy Cowan: Hollywood’s Boss Angel

Cindy Cowan: Hollywood’s Boss Angel

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in CCE Press | No Comments

By Zach Koepp A cloud of dust could barely keep up with the rear tires of a blue Camaro. In the driver’s seat was a teenaged girl, her knuckles white and her eyes fiercely focused on the road ahead. In the backseat was an orphaned, injured calf that she had just saved from being butchered. […]

The Hollywood Women’s Film Festival is June 14–18th

The Hollywood Women’s Film Festival is June 14–18th

Posted on Jun 6, 2019 in CCE Press | No Comments

The Hollywood Women’s Film Festival is June 14–18th We invite you to join us walking in the footsteps of the women pioneers in writing, directing and producing, Mary Pickford, Alice Guy Blache, Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Hedy Lamar, Lucille Ball, Marion Davies, Tressie Souders, Lillian Gish, Marion Wong and all the women film pioneers. In […]

Cindy Cowan On The Huge Demand For Diverse Content on Film & TV

Cindy Cowan On The Huge Demand For Diverse Content on Film & TV

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in CCE Press | No Comments

Cindy Cowan is a big deal in the filmmaking business. She has produced some of the biggest studios films in Hollywood with some of the most well-known A-listers through IEG, the production company she co-founded with Graham King.  During her tenure as president, IEG had successes that included an Emmy nomination for Rent-A-Kid; Emmy, Golden […]

Cindy talks small business insights, celebrities and the upcoming Omni Cultural TV Fest.

Cindy talks small business insights, celebrities and the upcoming Omni Cultural TV Fest.

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Latin Business Today (LBT) chats with entrepreneur, producer and songwriter Cindy Cowan who co-founded Initial Entertainment Group (IEG) with Graham King in 1995, and it became the leading film production and foreign sales company. Her latest entity is Cindy Cowan Entertainment and Omni Cultural TV Fest. All photos property of Cindy Cowan. LBT: Cindy please tell us […]

The Hollywood Women’s Film Festival

The Hollywood Women’s Film Festival

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 in CCE Press | No Comments

The Hollywood Women’s Film Festival is June 14–18th We invite you to join us walking in the footsteps of the women pioneers in writing, directing and producing, Mary Pickford, Alice Guy Blache, Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Hedy Lamar, Lucille Ball, Marion Davies, Tressie Souders, Lillian Gish, Marion Wong and all the women film pioneers. In […]

Omni Cultural TV Fest

Omni Cultural TV Fest

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 in CCE Press | No Comments

Cindy is also the Co-Founder of the upcoming 1st annual Omni Cultural TV fest 5/1/2019 The Omni Cultural TV Fest is a one of a kind opportunity for independent content creators and producers to showcase their ideas for television and Over-The-Top (OTT) distribution. More Information

Screen Gems Developing ‘True Haunting’ About NBC’s 1971 Televised Exorcism

Screen Gems Developing ‘True Haunting’ About NBC’s 1971 Televised Exorcism

Posted on Feb 1, 2019 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Cindy Cowan has optioned the book, and will produce with Steve Bersch and Scott Strauss overseeing the project. Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes will oversee for the studio. True Haunting is the terrifying true story of the first televised exorcism on NBC in 1971. Millions around the country watched the program. The NBC news segment was […]

2018 Woman of the Year Award by the Woman’s Image Network
Inside NYC’s Most Star-Studded Apartment Building, Where Samuel L. Jackson Was Once the Doorman

Inside NYC’s Most Star-Studded Apartment Building, Where Samuel L. Jackson Was Once the Doorman

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in CCE Press | No Comments

Seinfeld superfans may know that creator Larry David really did have a kooky neighbor named Kramer in his New York City apartment building. But unlike the classic sitcom, the real Manhattan high-rise on which it’s based had an even more impressive cast of characters, including Angela Lansbury, Terrence Howard, Alicia Keys, Donald Faison and Samuel […]

AM NEW YORK Reviews “Miracle on 42nd Street”

AM NEW YORK Reviews “Miracle on 42nd Street”

Posted on Nov 11, 2017 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Avoiding the crush of tourists in Times Square may seem like a miracle these days. But a documentary called “Miracle on 42nd Street” highlights how big of a feat it was to transform the once-seedy area into such a hub — and how an affordable refuge for performing artists, Manhattan Plaza, played a pivotal role […]

‘Miracle On 42nd Street’ Trailer: Alicia Keys and Larry David Remember the Building that Changed New York

‘Miracle On 42nd Street’ Trailer: Alicia Keys and Larry David Remember the Building that Changed New York

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in News & Reviews | No Comments

“Miracle on 42nd Street” is a documentary detailing the story of the iconic apartment complex in Manhattan that was home to several artists during the late 1970s: The Manhattan Plaza. The hour-long film will have its world premiere on November 11 during the DOC NYC festival. It is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor and Bronx native Chazz […]

PRODUCTION JOURNAL: The Film Strategy 5 with Cindy Cowan, Producer

PRODUCTION JOURNAL: The Film Strategy 5 with Cindy Cowan, Producer

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Sad to say, but even in 2016, there are simply not enough women in Hollywood running things behind the scenes. While women do represent significantly on the silver screen, they are underrepresented as decision-makers behind the silver screen. Studies abound that demonstrate the dearth of women as directors, producers and executives in film and television. […]

Hello! Magazine Interviews Cindy Cowan
MVMNT365: Cindy Cowan: The Heart of Hollywood

MVMNT365: Cindy Cowan: The Heart of Hollywood

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Listen to the interview via MVMNT365.com Some of the sweetest gifts come unexpectedly, and meeting kindred spirit, Cindy Cowan was certainly one of them…a welcomed treat to the start of my day in Los Angeles. For those unfamiliar with Cindy… she is a successful American film producer and songwriter and is the former president and […]

‘Eye In The Sky’ Spec Bought By Millennium Films

‘Eye In The Sky’ Spec Bought By Millennium Films

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 in CCE Press | No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Millennium Films just bought the action spec Eye In the Sky, about an LAPD helicopter squad that tries to nab a Mexican drug lord who has come to Los Angeles to celebrate his niece’s quinceanera. A cat-and-mouse pursuit ensues from the sky as law enforcement tries to capture him. Mark Gill brought the project […]

TV Insider: Boy George Attempts to Re-Conquer America Via a New Reality Show Michael Schneider

TV Insider: Boy George Attempts to Re-Conquer America Via a New Reality Show Michael Schneider

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in CCE Press | No Comments

Boy George hopes you’ll tumble 4 him all over again. The 1980s pop star is moving to America, and bringing reality TV cameras with him. Bunim-Murray Productions, the company behind The Real World (and a producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians) is partnering with Boy George to produce a reality docu-series about the next […]

The Original, One And Only Boy George Comes To America With Bunim/Murray Productions

The Original, One And Only Boy George Comes To America With Bunim/Murray Productions

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in CCE Press | No Comments

New Reality Docu-Series in Development Boy George and Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), producers of longstanding reality franchises Real World, Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, are partnering with Boy George’s Manager Paul Kemsley and award-winning producer Cindy Cowan to develop a reality docu-series chronicling the icon’s move from London to Los Angeles. “If Marge […]

Woman To Woman Interview

Woman To Woman Interview

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

“Cindy Cowan is a successful producer who has her life in balance with a wonderful inspirational relationship to boot.” Cindy you are the epitome of balance and I love what you have been doing to empower women. As a producer, are you working on anything that we as women should see? The thing I strive […]

The Insider: Cindy Cowan

The Insider: Cindy Cowan

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Cindy Cowan is a one-woman powerhouse, proving with each new project and each new success that Hollywood is not just a man’s playground. With Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated If These Walls Could Talk and Academy Award-winning Traffic to her credit and Red Lights starring Robert De Niro completed among many more artistic ventures, Cowan is […]

Hollywood Spotlight: Cindy Cowan

Hollywood Spotlight: Cindy Cowan

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 in CCE Press | No Comments

Hollywood’s elite is filled with black ties and Mr. this and that. It’s also got beautiful, strong and powerful women, who are taking charge in executive decision making, women like Cindy Cowan. We sat down with this true leading lady, as she takes us on her journey of success in Hollywood including her smashing success […]

Hollywood Producer Cindy Cowan’s Memorial Day Weekend Birthday Bash
BITESIZETV Interview

BITESIZETV Interview

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in CCE Press, Interviews | No Comments

Cindy Cowan talks about her charity work and being the west coast chair of Little Kids Rock on BiteSize TV Watch the interview

Red Lights

Red Lights

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Playing like a cross between THE CONJURING (2013) and NOW YOU SEE ME (2013), RED LIGHTS is a nifty little psychological thriller. Even though it falls just short of hitting the mark, it deserves credit for an unconventional narrative and a clever twist ending. Like I said in my January 6th review of INTRUDERS, I […]

Regard Magazine: Industry Insider

Regard Magazine: Industry Insider

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in CCE Press | No Comments

An overnight success on the front end is usually years of hard work that most people don’t see. How did you get your start prior to having a successful career as a film & TV producer?

Director of Slasher Film Facing Cyber Threats

Director of Slasher Film Facing Cyber Threats

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

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SMILEY

SMILEY

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Opening in theatres this Friday from director/writer Michael J. Gallager and Level 10 Films and distributed by AMC theatres is the scary tale of SMILEY. This film tells the story of young college student Ashley (Caitlin Gerard), returning to school after a nervous breakdown she moves in with Proxie (Melanie Papalia). Immediately the two click […]

Review: ‘Smiley’ an Internet Age horror film

Review: ‘Smiley’ an Internet Age horror film

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Melding the urban legend to the Internet meme, the film “Smiley,” directed by young YouTube auteur Michael Gallagher from a script he co-wrote with Glasgow Phillips, is a surprisingly effective low-budget horror film that takes as its true villain the casual cynicism and nihilistic misanthropy that so often go along with online culture. In the film, a story circulates […]

Film Review: Smiley (2012)

Film Review: Smiley (2012)

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley’s next victim. REVIEW: SYNOPSIS: I did it for the lulz I did it for the lulz I did it for the […]

Be the Link Campaign Raises Awareness for Hiv/aids

Be the Link Campaign Raises Awareness for Hiv/aids

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in CCE Press | No Comments

The Be The Link Campaign is the first of its kind to raise awareness for HIV and AIDs, visually linking 250 influential people in a voice of unity. The goal is to destroy the stigma surrounding the disease and to highlight the need for access to HIV treatment for those who need it. … New […]

Campaign to unite in the fight.

Campaign to unite in the fight.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in CCE Press | No Comments

Although HIV infection is completely preventable,  every 9½ minutes, someone in the United States is infected with the virus. That person could be you ­ or someone you know – your brother, sister, father, mother, friend, co-worker, or neighbor. It is important for everyone to get the facts, talk about HIV/AIDS with partners and loved […]

Cortes puts a stop to the paranormal in ‘Red Lights’

Cortes puts a stop to the paranormal in ‘Red Lights’

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

The scene in the darkened seance room at the Magic Castle clubhouse for magicians quickly takes a drastic turn for the weird.  Mysterious organ music hits a frenzied crescendo over the sounds of disembodied voices as a large black table rises off the ground.  In the Victorian-decorated chamber, it seems to float in the air. […]

“Sundance 2012: Who Bought What”

“Sundance 2012: Who Bought What”

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

Seven Days of Deals  

“Do You Believe In Psychics? Check Out The Trailer For Red Lights!”

“Do You Believe In Psychics? Check Out The Trailer For Red Lights!”

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

“WOW! We have never seen Robert De Niro quite like this! Check out the theatrical trailer for Red Lights, which stars the actor as a legendary psychic who reappears after a 30 year absence and attracts the attention of two paranormal hoax investigators, played by Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy (above)! As you can imagine, […]

“Five Things to Know About the Sundance Film Festival—Besides That It Starts Today!”

“Five Things to Know About the Sundance Film Festival—Besides That It Starts Today!”

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

“It is never too early in the year to start talking about next year’s Oscar race or the newest, hottest face on the planet. We’re smack in the middle of the best-of-2011 awards season, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today (and runs till Jan. 29) in Park City, Utah, and there is so […]

Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and director Rodrigo Cortes discuss the new thriller ‘Red Lights.’
“Sundance Review: ‘Red Lights’ Invites You To Stop, Look & Listen”

“Sundance Review: ‘Red Lights’ Invites You To Stop, Look & Listen”

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 in News & Reviews | No Comments

What you see, you can’t believe. What you can’t understand, though, can ultimately be explained. This is the modus operandi for Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and assistant Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), parapsychologists primarily interested in debunking supernatural phenomena. “When I see hoof prints,” she says, “I think of horses, not unicorns.” They work out of […]