Nina Cochran

Assistant to Neil Gaiman

NINA COCHRAN’s path has been filled with disparate experiences that are strangely in harmony with the work done at the Blank Corporation!

After earning her BA in Art History from Williams College, Nina dipped a toe in the art world with stints at the Whitney and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), including assisting on a gallery exhibition retrospective of avant-garde stop-motion artists, the Quay Brothers, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). 

Nina worked as Literary Assistant to novelist John Irving (author of The Cider House Rules, for which he also won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The World According to Garp) in rural Vermont, followed by time as an agency assistant at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency in Manhattan. 

Nina spent two years as a freelance photographer and as photojournalist at publications such as the New York Daily News and Hartford Courant. She discovered her love for production in the camera departments of The King of Staten Island  (for Oscar-winning Director of Photography Robert Elswit), starring Pete Davidson and Marisa Tomei, and Marry Me (for Director of Photography Florian Ballhaus), starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. 

Nina started her role at the Blank Corporation on the heels of finishing up an MFA from Columbia University in the Creative Producing track. While at Columbia, she produced a number of short films, a few music videos, and one feature film. She was awarded the 2024 Pas Studios Excellence in Producing Award as well as the Arthur B. Krim Memorial Award for Excellence in Producing in 2022, and she is a 2023-2024 Marcie Bloom fellow.