The Real Deal New York

Prominent NYC developers moonlight in show business

Developers Charles Cohen, Peter Fine and Douglas Steiner all have flourishing entertainment industry careers

March 22, 2014 04:00PM

  • Print

 

From left: Charles Cohen, Peter Fine and Douglas Steiner

From left: Charles Cohen, Peter Fine and Douglas Steiner

WEEKENDEDITION A few prominent New York City developers are using their ambition and creativity to get into show business.

Commercial real estate titan Charles Cohen, residential developer Peter Fine, and Brooklyn developer Douglas Steiner have all used their business savvy to get into the entertainment business, according to the New York Times.

Cohen runs Cohen Media Group, a film distribution and production company. The firm has brought an astounding 15 foreign and indie films to theaters in the last year. On the other hand, Fine has become a successful Broadway producer, most notably for the Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights.” And last but not least, Steiner is the chairman of Steiner Studios, the largest film and TV production complex on the East Coast.

“I’m very tenacious,” Steiner, who had no experience when he dove into the movie industry, told the Times. “A lot of people in the city took a chance on me, because I wasn’t in the business and I shook hands with them and I told them if they supported me, I wouldn’t let them down: I’d do the project.” [NYT] Christopher Cameron

MENU

Subscribe to our email newsletters

New York Real Estate News
South Florida Real Estate News