Born and raised in Boston, MA, Sam Cohan is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. The child of a pediatrician and a female news executive, Sam’s childhood was spent surrounded by medicine and breaking news – two worlds which continue to fascinate him and expose him to a wealth of stories, characters, politics and scenarios. In 2005 a chance opportunity allowed Sam to travel to Rome, Italy where for four years he made films and immersed himself in an international community of artists, diplomats, ambassadors and journeymen.
In 2010 Sam moved to Los Angeles and two years later, in 2012, Sam co-wrote the Sundance Film Festival Award Winning film “Fishing Without Nets” with director Cutter Hodierne. Most recently Sam sold “The Big Picture,” a one-hour drama set in 1947 Hollywood, to Gold Apple Productions.
A graduate of Milton Academy, Bowdoin College, The National Theater Institute and an inaugural member of the True Pictures Professional Development Lab, Sam is represented by Jeff Hynick at Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris and Klein. Sam currently lives in “The Chandelier Tree,” a public art installation in Silverlake, California.
In 2015 Sam’s Script “The Closest Thing to Rain” was named to The Hit List.