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. 

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, and The World According to Garp) in rural Vermont, followed by time as an assistant at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency in Manhattan. 

Nina spent two years as a freelance photographer and photojournalist at publications such as The New York Daily News and the Hartford Courant. She discovered her love for film production while in the camera departments of The King of Staten Island  (for Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit) and Marry Me (for cinematographer Florian Ballhaus). 

Nina arrived at the Blank Corporation on the heels of finishing up an MFA at Columbia University in the Creative Producing track. While at Columbia, she produced a number of short films, music videos and a feature film. She was awarded the 3Pas Studios Excellence in Producing Award as well as the Arthur B. Krim Memorial Award for Excellence in Producing, and she received a Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film.