Great time at the Hollywoodandme.com official launch party at the Sofitel Hotel. It was also the birthday party for one of their founders, Anthony G. Cohen. I had the pleasure of meeting Tony at The World Networks’ Entrepreneur Awards, where he was an awardee and I was a presenter.
Billed as the Gatsby Affair, the theme of this event was the roaring 20’s, so it was great to see all the flapper costumes! I wore a gown by noted designer Sai Suman, who was also an awarded an Entrepreneur award. In fact, we hung out with Lousine Karibian, founder and CEO of The World Networks, who you guessed it, was also dressed in Sai’s designs. Also got to catch up with the lovely Ivy Ejam and Svetlana!
http://www.HollywoodAndMe.com seems like a really innovative idea. This company is the brainchild of their Chairman/CEO, Anthony G. Cohen, who began his career in Hollywood over 25 years ago. During this time, he quickly realized just how expensive packaging one’s self as a talent can be, and just how little help existed for those just starting out in the entertainment industry.
Cohen began working in the entertainment industry as an executive assistant to an elite Hollywood producer, Jonathan D. Krane. A few years later, he became the Senior Vice President of that same producers company, (JKMPO) producing studio films such as FACE OFF, SWORDFISH, MICHAEL, PHENOMENON, BASIC, GENERALS DAUGHTER, PRIMARY COLOR, LOOK WHOS TALKING I, II, AND III plus many more studio pictures.
His desire was to create a welcoming place where top upcoming, undiscovered talent, directors, filmmakers, writers, producers, managers and crew could instantaneously showcase their talents to industry giants – highly-esteemed casting directors and reputable talent representatives – in the most professionally presentable manner possible. Members can benefit from FREE acting classes and forums, as well as monthly industry mixers. This amazing site is called HOLLYWOODandME.com. Where you can meet top executives, benefit from their experience and possibly get your foot in the door. Mr. Cohen through his extensive connections has put together the most high-powered industry executives to operate and consult with the day-to-day operations of the site and members activities.
Mr. Cohen is also the CEO/Chairman of Bridgegate Films, Stearns Cohen Media Group, Hollywood Licensing Group, Cohen Media Group as well as Bridgegate Films Shanghai Group.
Roger Neal and his lovely wife Lynn were the publicists of this event.