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Cindy Cowan is an American film producer and songwriter.

Cowan graduated from Tulane University and attended graduate courses toward a master's degree in Psychology at Harvard. Her producing career began as a producer and writer for a CBS News affiliate in Miami, Florida.[1][2]

In 1995, Cowan co-founded Initial Entertainment Group (IEG) with Graham King. During her tenure as president, IEG had successes that included: an Emmy nomination for Rent-A-Kid starring Leslie Neilson; Emmy, Golden Globe and People's Choice nominations for If These Walls Could Talk; a United Nations Award for Savior starring Dennis Quaid; and Oscar winning Traffic starring Michael Douglas. Additional projects produced by Cowan included Very Bad Things and Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women.

In 1999, Cowan sold her two-thirds stake in IEG to Splendid Films and started Cindy Cowan Entertainment where she produced Scorched, and Fifty Dead Men Walking.[3][2]

As a songwriter and lyricist, Cowan has written songs for film and TV; an album title track for Engelbert Humperdinck, a chart topping hit "This Love is Forever" for Howard Hewett, and several songs for Pamala Stanley.[4][5]


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  3. ^ Andrew Hindes (1999-06-29). "Cowan sells Initial stake to partner". Variety. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  4. ^ "Howard Hewett - It's Time (1994) lyrics at The Lyric Archive". Thelyricarchive.com. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Cindy Cowan | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 

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Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:12:28 -0800

Producer Cindy Cowan wants you to know that virtually everyone else in the world is just as much in the dark about Red Lights as you and I are. The thinking person's thriller, which debuts this week at Sundance, stars Robert DeNiro, Sigourney Weaver, ...

Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:35:18 -0700

Cynthia (Cindy) Cowan loved street theatre and pulling stunts, almost as much as she adored her cats. A couple of months before her death on May 25, she tried to combine all three in a crazy spectacle to attract public attention to her campaign to ...


Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:18:45 -0700

Cindy Cowan from Los Angeles is in Guadalajara after leaving Puerto Vallarta in the middle of the night. "Most of the gas stations have run out of fuel and there's no food in any of the supermarkets, so there was a mass exodus. We've been sitting at ...
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:26:15 -0700

A cat-and-mouse pursuit ensues from the sky as law enforcement tries to capture him. Mark Gill brought the project into Millennium, and he and Cindy Cowan will produce. Eye In the Sky was written by Richard D'Ovidio, who wrote The Call and just ...
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:44:24 -0700

"When students are out with their families at the grocery store or at the market, when they see the kale, they will be familiar with it," said Cindy Cowan of Chartwell's food services. And some students already plan on asking their parents to pick some up.

Music News

Music News
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:03:45 -0700

Boy George's Manager Paul Kemsley, and Cindy Cowan, producer of such films as Very Bad Things, Savior and Red Lights, brought the project to Bunim/Murray Productions. Boy George, Paul Kemsley, Cindy Cowan and Bunim/Murray's Gil Goldschein and ...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:08:18 -0700

George's manager, Paul Kemsley, and Cindy Cowan (Very Bad Things) brought the project to BMP. George, Kemsley, Cowan and BMP's Gil Goldschein and Jenkins will executive produce. George has sold more than 100 million singles and 50 million ...

Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail
Sun, 19 May 2013 17:22:30 -0700

Social activist Cindy Cowan has spent her working life combatting violence against women. “It was a bit of a shock,” she says, to discover that instead of helping others, she was the one who needed a support circle. Ms. Cowan, who has the same rare ...

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