Sidney M. Cohen
He was born in Montreal, Quebec and began his career with CFCF-TV and later CBC Television. In 1967 he was on the administrative staff of Expo 67 (the world's fair) in Montreal; associated with the TV division and worked with notable TV shows including Ed Sullivan.
He spent 3 seasons in Ottawa producing and directing numerous series with the CTV affiliate (CJOH-TV, before returning to Montreal for 8 years where he produced and directed for the CTV affiliate CFCF.
In 1972 his first game show for CTV was Puppet People, a series for children featuring live action and puppets interacting. He produced and directed The Art of Cooking in 1974, the first of 9 cooking series he's directed.
In 1976, he started his independent production company Super People Productions which has created many successful TV series including the hit game show The Mad Dash which was revived in 2001 in Europe. In 1979–80, he directed Say Powww, a local adaptation of the TV POWWW franchise in Los Angeles, hosted by Jack Clark.
He returned to Toronto in 1981 to begin production of Thrill of a Lifetime, one of TV's original reality series, telecast internationally and revived in 2002.
In 2007 he directed his second season of the quiz series for the TVtropolis Network, Inside the Box. In 2008, he directed his fifth season of Cooking with the Wolfman for APTN TV and directed @issue, a current affairs series.
In 2009 he produced and directed his 8th and final season of Reach for the Top (Ontario), for TVOntario as well as the Canadian national final of the academic competition. In 2010, he produced and directed the debut season of Who'd You Rather? for Canada's mensTV channel (now The Cave) and recently completed season six of Cooking with the Wolfman for APTN TV. He also directs lifestyle programming and some episodes of The Agenda with Steve Paikin through 2014 for TVO.
His latest 2013 project as producer, is season 3 of Accessibility in Action, a lifestyle/magazine series featuring inspiring stories for Accessible Media's AMI-TV.
Sidney is married to Susan M. Cohen, a Toronto-based artist. They have 2 children, Jay Cohen, and Tracy Cohen.