Dan Cogan’s wife, Liz Garbus is an American documentary film producer and director. Read everything about her from below.
Who is Liz Garbus?
Liz Garbus is an American documentary film director and producer. She is married to Dan Cogan. Dan Cogan is the co-founder of the company ‘Impact Partners’ and also the founder of DMC Films which is a New York-based film production company. He made the film, ‘Icarus’ in 2017. At the Oscar 2018, Cogan’s film, ‘Icarus’ was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Film. Oscar 2018 was held on March 4, 2018. Liz Garbus’s 2011 film, ‘Bobby Fischer Against the World’, opened the documentary section of that year’s Sundance Film Festival and it was only reserved for master American documentary filmmakers. In 2011, Garbus was nominated a second time for an Academy Award, for her film ‘Killing in the Name’, which she co-produced with her producing partner Rory Kennedy. Garbus’ 2012 film, ‘Love, Marilyn’, internationally released as a Gala Premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. ‘Love, Marilyn’ was aired on HBO summer of 2013. In 2015 Garbus directed the film, ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’. It was a documentary about the singer Nina Simone. ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ was the opening night film for Sundance Film Festival, and it was also nominated for an Academy Award 2016 for Best Documentary Feature 2015, a Grammy for Best Music Film 2015, and filmmaker Garbus was nominated for a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. The film was released by Netflix on June 26th, 2015. It also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary. The Singer Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement who died in 2003. Garbus was born in a Jewish family to parents, attorney Martin Garbus and writer and therapist Ruth Meitin Garbus. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1992. She and her husband Dan Cogan have a daughter, Amelia Garbus Cogan.
In 1998, Garbus co-founded an independent documentary production company called Moxie Firecracker Films, with fellow Brown University alum Rory Kennedy. In 1998, ‘The Farm: Angola, USA’, which she co-directed with Jonathan Stack, was nominated for an Academy Award. The film was a documentary and it garnered multiple awards including the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and two Emmy awards. In 2002, Garbus’ documentary film, ‘The Execution of Wanda Jean’ was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The next year she went ahead with her next venture, ‘The Nazi Officer’s Wife’, which was narrated by Susan Sarandon and Julia Ormond. In 2005, Garbus joined hands with partner Rory Kennedy to executive-produce ‘Street Fight’ which was about the 2002 Newark mayoral election. ‘Street Fight’ was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2006, the pair worked with actress Rosie Perez to produce her film ‘Yo Soy Boricua.’ Her other producing credits include ‘Ghosts of Abu Ghraib’, which premiered at Sundance and also won an Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special Award in 2007. In 2007, Garbus directed the film ‘Coma’, which was aired on HBO in July. The film was about four brain-injured patients receiving treatment at the JFK-Johnson Medical Facility in New Jersey. In 2009, Garbus’s film, ‘Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech’ for HBO was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and in 2011, ‘There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane’ was chosen as HBO’s Documentary Films Summer Series. In 2011, Garbus directed the documentary, ‘Bobby Fischer Against the World’, which centered on the great Cold War showdown between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in 1972. The film premiered on HBO and at the Sundance Film Festival. Garbus’ 2012 film, ‘Love, Marilyn’ opened as a Gala Premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was bought by HBO for a 2013 debut. Her other films include, ‘A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY’ and many such others. Garbus has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Charlie Rose Show, Good Morning America, Extra!, National Public Radio, the Sundance Channel, the Independent Film Channel, and CNN. The lady with awesome talent has also created multiple specials for television channels. She is a fellow member of the Open Society’s Center on Crime, Communities, and Culture. The New York Times announced in January 2018 that Liz Garbus along with her documentary crew have been working on a documentary which will air on Showtime in May 2018. She has been practically living in the @nytimes newsroom and has been give full access to the Russian investigation. The film is awaited eagerly.
Net worth of Dan Cogan’s wife
The net worth of Liz Garbus is currently unknown.
Creating an impact with their films
Liz Garbus got the Oscar 2016 nomination for Best Documentary Feature for her movie, ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ released in 2015. The lady has an uncanny sense of creating documentaries which hit right to the point. She specializes in this field and does not plan to create films in any other genre anytime soon. Her husband’s company, ‘Impact Partners’ as the name suggests try to create films on diverse topics and those which will create an impact on the audience.