There’s been a tremendous amount of careful thought put into how the film and television production industry gets back to work in this unprecedented time. Across the industry, companies, unions, professional organizations and others are analyzing the best safety measures to put into place as the industry gets back to work.
For the past several months, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing, too.
Our commitment is to keep the safety of our employees, clients, and everyone on the EUE/Screen Gems lots our No. 1 priority. We’re following CDC workplace guidelines, revising our operational guidelines, training employees and making improvements to our physical facilities. You’ll find our employees wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and in every way putting safety first.
We look forward to working with all our clients, those who’ve just joined us and those who’ve been loyal for years. We’re ready to get back to work.
EUE/Sokolow Entertainment is mourning the passing of our founding partner, Creative Director and dear friend Jeff Cooney. Jeff’s leadership, tireless energy and creative vision will be missed beyond words. While his name and talent live on in shows like Nat Geo’s GENIUS, his spirit will live on in all the work we do at EUE/Sokolow.
Season 1 / Einstein
Created by Blair Singer
Created by Caryn Lucas
Created by Craig Doyle
Written By: Nicolaus Mills
Created by John Lehr & Nancy Hower
Created by John Lehr & Nancy Hower
EUE/Sokolow Entertainment was founded by producer/director Jeff Cooney and veteran television producer Sam Sokolow. Cooney & Sokolow are established television producers in today’s thriving television marketplace.
EUE/Sokolow attracts high-end talent to develop television properties to be sold directly to network decision makers. What makes EUE/Sokolow unique is its use of its production infrastructure and experience to produce 10-minute pilot/presentations (“mini pilots” of scripted shows and “sizzle reels” of non-scripted shows) of show concepts that are used in the sale of properties to networks. The show creators are able to cast, design and bring their vision to life. Providing top show creators this artistic/creative freedom gives EUE/Sokolow a competitive advantage over studios/conglomerates when courting talent and when pitching these shows to networks.
As veteran show runner Caryn Lucas (ABC’s THE NANNY, ABC Family’s YOUNG & HUNGRY) recently said after finishing production on EUE/SOKOLOW ENTERTAINMENT’s pilot/presentation SHALOM Y’ALL, “this is the only way I ever want to work again – you’ve ruined the studio system for me.”
Cooney & Sokolow are currently in pre-production on GENIUS, a straight-to-series order by Nat Geo that will be produced in partnership with Fox 21 Studios, Imagine Entertainment and OddLot. The first season of GENIUS will be based on Walter Isaacson’s best seller EINSTEIN with Ron Howard slated to direct and Ken Biller signed on as showrunner. Cooney & Sokolow are also in production on a pilot for Freeform called 23. The duo recently completed production on the first season of VACATION CHASERS, a non-scripted series that it produced for HLN and THE REAL SVU, a true crime pilot for Lifetime Movie Network.
In the last several years, Cooney & Sokolow have set up shows as executive producers at HBO, ABC, NBC, Freeform, Nat Geo, TNT, E!, Lifetime Movie Network, HLN, OWN & Travel Channel.
EUE/SOKOLOW ENTERTAINMENT INC. now opens up the business of television to outside investors.