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Daniel M. Cohen

Daniel M. Cohen

Diamond Men is Dan Cohen's debut as a Director. The script evolved from his family's three generations in the diamond business and an intimate knowledge of small town Pennsylvania. Dan previously wrote, produced and played a lead role in The Whole Truth. Janet Maslin, writing in the New York Times called the shoestring indie effort a hardworking comedy with a homemade flavor and likened it to the early work of Woody Allen and Albert Brooks. The NY Post called it funny and truthful, and awarded it three (out of four) stars. A festival favorite, it was awarded prizes in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

Mr. Cohen recently directed Bruce Smirnoff's one man show, Other Than My Health, I Have Nothing! -- an LA Weekly pick of the week that ran for over a year and a half and took the Valley Theater Award for Mr. Smirnoff's performance. Mr. Cohen divides his time between Los Angeles and Lancaster Pennsylvania, where he has worked as a journalist and television reporter.

Before coming to film, Dan worked part time in the family business while at the same time pursuing his interests in journalism and film. After his father died in the mid-eighties, he ran the family business for a while. But the call of writing and directing eventually led to the creation of The Whole Truth, and Diamond Men.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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