Business Development and Strategizing
July 2015 – February 2017
Our firm – Bel Âge Médias – was retained, in a paid consultancy, to work hand in hand with Sam Sokolow, Jeff Cooney and the EUE/SE team to create a dynamic business plan and supporting materials to raise money for a pilot presentation development / production fund.
We wrote and designed the Business Plan.
We created detailed ROI projections.
We helped plan, and oversee the edit of the company’s video presentation to investors, featuring the key executives on camera discussing the company and the reasons to invest. We put together a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) for an equity investment, along with completing a Preferred Stock offering under SEC Regulation D, 505, and all the documents required by the SEC. We maintained all business records for the newly formed “C” corporation.
We introduced client to investors, strategic partners, and content creators.
WHO IS EUE/SOKOLOW ENTERTAINMENT?
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.