Steve Cohen (US)
Co Founder and Board Chair
Chicago Media Project

A producer, investor, philanthropist and attorney, Steve is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Chicago Media Project (CMP), the innovative multifaceted philanthropic community of documentary film lovers who believe in the power of media to bring about social change.

Steve is also the Co-Manager of Chicago Media Project Invest/Impact (CMP I/I), the equity fund side of CMP that invests recoupable equity in commercially viable documentaries. He has overseen more than $4.5 million dollars of grant and equity funding for numerous documentaries including the Sundance 2019 hits Knock Down the House (Netflix) and One Child Nation (amazon) as Well as The Top-Grossing Biopic of All Time Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features), The Feeling of Being Watched (Tribeca 2018), the Fourth Estate (Showtime) And Step (Fox Searchlight), to name a few. He served as an executive producer on The Infiltrators (Sundance 2019) and 306 Hollywood (Sundance 2018). Steve Co-Produced Blue Wall, Trophy (CNN Films), Voyeur (Netflix) and The 2017 Academy Award-Winning Documentary Icarus.