Prominent NYC developers moonlight in show business

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

New York /
Mar.March 22, 2014 04:00 PM
 

 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


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
A photo illustration of Peter Fine and 1959 Jerome Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)
Peter Fine to build 333 units in the Bronx
Peter Fine to build 333 units in the Bronx
Charles Cohen of Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation with 975 Anderson Hill Road in Rye Brook, NY (Google Maps, Wikipedia)
Charles Cohen eyeing Rye Brook redevelopment
Charles Cohen eyeing Rye Brook redevelopment
Billionaire hedge fund manager Dan Loeb and renderings of 6440 North Bay. (Third Point, To Better Days Development)
Billionaire hedge funder Dan Loeb buys waterfront Miami Beach estate: sources
Billionaire hedge funder Dan Loeb buys waterfront Miami Beach estate: sources
Cohen Brothers' Charles Cohen and Stephen Fredericks (Getty; iStock; LinkedIn)
Cohen Brothers employees allege harassment, endangerment
Cohen Brothers employees allege harassment, endangerment
The Real Deal's Kathryn Brenzel and Steiner Equities' Doug Steiner
Doug Steiner talks Steiner Studios’ Brooklyn expansion
Doug Steiner talks Steiner Studios’ Brooklyn expansion
Clockwise from left: Charles Cohen, 805 Third Avenue, 3 Park Avenue South and the Decoration & Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)
Charles Cohen is behind on debt payments — but he’s not worried
Charles Cohen is behind on debt payments — but he’s not worried
Cohen Brothers Realty president and CEO Charles Cohen and Cushman & Wakefield Chairman of Global Brokerage Bruce Mosler
The Intrepid, Quad Cinema and real estate: Bruce Mosler and Charles Cohen discuss Covid-19’s impact on their businesses and their passions
The Intrepid, Quad Cinema and real estate: Bruce Mosler and Charles Cohen discuss Covid-19’s impact on their businesses and their passions
Cohen Brothers Realty president and CEO Charles Cohen and Cushman & Wakefield Chairman of Global Brokerage Bruce Mosler
Hear from billionaire Charles Cohen on today’s TRD Talk
Hear from billionaire Charles Cohen on today’s TRD Talk
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...