AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On edition, is a long form interview series featuring actors discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Elysabeth Alfano interviews Sam Sokolow.
ABOUT SAM SOKOLOW:
Sam Sokolow is the President of EUE/Sokolow, a Los Angeles and New York based television production company that he founded with EUE/Screen Gems principals Jeff Cooney and Chris Cooney. At EUE/Sokolow, Sam oversees all aspects of television & film development and production, including script and format creation & the packaging of intellectual properties as well as full third party production services — every aspect of bringing television shows, limited series and films to market.
Currently, Sam is executive producing Genius, a scripted series for National Geographic Network. The first season of Genius is based on Walter Isaacson’s New York Times Bestseller Einstein and is being produced in partnership with OddLot Entertainment, Fox 21 Television and Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard directing the pilot episode.
Since opening their doors at the beginning of 2011, EUE/Sokolow has set up scripted and reality television projects at HBO, ABC, Nat Geo, NBCUniversal Television, TNT, Freeform, E!, LMN, HLN, OWN, & Travel Channel. EUE/Sokolow is currently packaging and shopping independently financed television sit-com presentations with Caryn Lucas (The Nanny), Blair Singer (Mysteries Of Laura) and Luke Greenfield (Let’s Be Cops) and developing their ever-growing slate of projects. EUE/Sokolow is currently in production on 23, a pilot for ABC Freeform, and recently saw their true crime special, The Real SVU, air on LMN.
From 2002-2009, Sam served as a founder and Co-CEO of SokoLobl Entertainment, an independent television production company based in Los Angeles. While at SokoLobl, Sam created and executive produced 10 original television series including Taildaters for MTV; Man vs. Vegas for CMT; Ballbreakers and Vegas Weddings Unveiled for GSN; Pay It Off for BET, and Deion and Pilar: Primetime Love for Oxygen. SokoLobl also executive produced the documentary film The Kentucky Kid for MTV; reality series Burned and Trick it Out for MTV and Ultimatum for Style Channel.
Previously, Sam co-wrote, produced and directed the award-winning independent feature film The Definite Maybe, starring Josh Lucas, Roy Scheider and Bob Balaban. In 1999, Sam became the first filmmaker to self-distribute his own feature film via the Internet, a groundbreaking initiative that landed him on Good Morning America and in Time Magazine.
In 2000, Sam served as Co-President of Homemade Entertainment, a venture capital backed television content website. In 1999, Sam worked in the marketing department of the NFL in New York, where he helped develop strategic marketing campaigns for the NFL brand. 1994 to 1997, Sam served as a television & radio commercial producer for Wells, Rich & Greene Advertising. He was an Associate Producer on Barbara Kopple’s Emmy Award-winning CBS movie Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson. From 1993-1994, Sam held a position as a staff reporter for the New York Daily News covering crime and community affairs for the Manhattan and Queens Metro section.
Sam graduated from Boston University’s College of Communications with a degree in Broadcasting/Film Production in 1991.
Sam has been a client of the elite Creative Artists Agency (CAA) since 2001.