Manhattan Place Entertainment is a minority owned content creation studio. We specialize in producing commercials, promos, TV campaigns, branded content and the creation of trailers and other theatrical marketing pieces for motion picture studios, broadcast networks, cable networks, streaming entertainment services, and work with the best known brands in the world.
Translation: We have always created a wide range of stellar content but until just recently, and as the result of an apparent marital coup, we are now minority owned. (read more below)
In terms of name recognition we remain the best kept secret in our industry. But when you consider all that we've done and the level we've done it at, anyone would be hard pressed to find a company that is more proven or more capable than we are, especially in the 50K-500k budget range.
We've always been able to put more on the screen than anyone else because we are a direct resource for every aspect of content creation. Our hand picked production teams are comprised of the most diverse and talented independent artists and production vendors known to this industry, a roster personally curated by Manhattan Place Entertainment's Founder Steve Cohen. With no wasted overhead, we've always been in the enviable position of having the full resources and horsepower of a large agency without having to charge like one.
The reality is we do everything that an agency does only we do it better and less expensively. Full stop!
Here's another big distinction: Aside from being a total turn-key content studio, we offer the entire spectrum of production services (read more in capabilities section), and are happy to provide any level of production support that is wanted by our clients. In that regard, we have purposely positioned ourselves to help folks in any way that is needed.
We are a signatory for IATSE, DGA, SAG/AFTRA, NABET, and IBEW and handle full scale union productions, but we have always had the freedom and flexibility to handle any non-union productions that come our way as well. We are one of the very few companies afforded that dual status.
Jamie Cohen and Steve Cohen are co-owners of Manhattan Place Entertainment and happen to moonlight as husband and wife. Jamie, a woman of Filipino heritage, was given a male name by her mother Isabel prior to her being born. Isabel was certain she would be giving birth to a boy. Mind you there were no tests conducted to confirm the predicted gender. Lucky for Steve Isabel was wrong (definitely not the last time she was wrong) and the rest is history.
Jamie became the majority owner of Manhattan Place Entertainment in 2021 and Isabel has been the controlling partner of Steve and Jamie's marriage since 1998.