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Cohen Media picks up Madoff doc

Cohen Media Group has picked up distribution for Jeff Prosserman's Chasing Madoff, a documentary looking at the 10-year struggle to expose convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff (pictured).
April 19, 2011

Cohen Media Group has picked up distribution for¬†Jeff Prosserman’s Chasing Madoff, a documentary looking at the 10-year struggle to expose convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff (pictured).

The doc is based on the New York Times bestseller No One Would Listen by Harry Markopolos, and is directed and produced by Prosserman with Jeff Sackman, Randy Manis and Anton Nadler exec producing.

The film follows Markopolos and his team of investigators’ 10-year struggle to expose the truth behind the infamous Madoff scandal, piecing together a chain of white-collar characters all linked to the devastating Ponzi scheme.

“Harry Markopolos showed incredible commitment to the perusal of truth as the man who knew that people were wronged by the Ponzi scheme conceived by Bernie Madoff,” said Charles S. Cohen,¬†founder and president of Cohen Media Group.

Prosserman added: “Chasing Madoff is a microcosm of the greed and hubris that plague our turbulent economic times.”

The deal was negotiated by Raquel Liberman on behalf of Dembitzer and Dembitzer and Gary Rubin on behalf of Cohen Media. Andrew Herwitz, president of the Film Sales Company, negotiated the deal for the producers. eOne has distribution rights for the film in Canada.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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